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Tour de Suisse
Current event 2007 Tour de Suisse
Race details
Date June
Region Switzerland
English name Tour of Switzerland
Local name(s) Tour de Suisse (French)
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI ProTour
Type Stage race
Race director Christian Pirzer
History
First edition 1933
Editions 71 (as of 2007)
First winner Flag of Austria Max Bulla
Most wins Flag of Italy Pasquale Fornara (4 wins)
Most recent Flag of Russia Vladimir Karpets

The Tour de Suisse (English: Tour of Switzerland) is a UCI ProTour stage race held annually in June. The race debuted in 1933 and has evolved in timing, duration and sponsorship since then. Along with the Dauphiné Libéré, it is seen as a warm-up and proving ground to the longer Tour de France, which is held every year in July. Like the Tour de France and the Dauphiné Libéré, the Tour de Suisse offers grueling mountain climbs and at least one individual time trial, the type of stages that often determine the winner of the general classification in the Tour de France. Several recent winners of the Tour de France have also won the Tour de Suisse, including Eddy Merckx, Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich. In 2005 the organizers moved the race to an earlier date in June, perhaps to make it more attractive as an alternative to the Dauphiné Libéré. Image File history File links Current_sport. ... The 2007 Tour de Suisse (71th Edition) cycle race takes place from June 16 until June 24. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The UCI ProTour logo The UCI ProTour is a competition under the International Cycling Union (UCI). ... Road bicycle racing is a popular bicycle racing sport held on roads (following the geography of the area), using racing bicycles. ... The Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré is an annual cycling road race, run over eight stages in the Dauphiné region in France during the first half of June. ... The Tour de France is the worlds best-known cycling race, a three-week-long road race that covers a circuit of most areas around France, and sometimes neighbouring countries. ... The Tour de France is the worlds best-known cycling race, a three-week-long road race that covers a circuit of most areas around France, and sometimes neighbouring countries. ... The Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré is an annual cycling road race, run over eight stages in the Dauphiné region in France during the first half of June. ... An Individual Time Trial (ITT) is a road bicycle race in which cyclists race alone against the clock (in French: contre la montre - literally against the watch). There are also track-based time trials where riders compete in velodromes, and team time trials (TTT). ... The Tour de France is the worlds best-known cycling race, a three-week-long road race that covers a circuit of most areas around France, and sometimes neighbouring countries. ... The Tour de France is the worlds best-known cycling race, a three-week-long road race that covers a circuit of most areas around France, and sometimes neighbouring countries. ... Edouard Louis Joseph Merckx (IPA: ) (born June 17, 1945, Meensel-Kiezegem, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium) is a retired Belgian professional cyclist. ... Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ... Jan Ullrich (born December 2, 1973 in Rostock, East Germany, now Germany) is a retired German professional road bicycle racer. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré is an annual cycling road race, run over eight stages in the Dauphiné region in France during the first half of June. ...

Past winners

Rider Team
1933 Flag of Austria Max Bulla
1934 Flag of Germany Ludwig Geyer
1935 Flag of France Gaspard Rinaldi
1936 Flag of France Henri Garnier
1937 Flag of Switzerland Karl Litschi
1938 Flag of Italy Giovanni Valetti
1939 Flag of Switzerland Robert Zimmermann
1940 No race
1941 Flag of Switzerland Josef Wagner
1942 Flag of Switzerland Ferdi Kübler
1943 No race
1944 No race
1945 No race
1946 Flag of Italy Gino Bartali
1947 Flag of Italy Gino Bartali
1948 Flag of Switzerland Ferdi Kübler
1949 Flag of Switzerland Gottfried Weilenmann
1950 Flag of Switzerland Hugo Koblet
1951 Flag of Switzerland Ferdi Kübler
1952 Flag of Italy Pasquale Fornara
1953 Flag of Switzerland Hugo Koblet
1954 Flag of Italy Pasquale Fornara
1955 Flag of Switzerland Hugo Koblet
1956 Flag of Switzerland Rolf Graf
1957 Flag of Italy Pasquale Fornara
1958 Flag of Italy Pasquale Fornara
1959 Flag of Germany Hans Junkermann
1960 Flag of Switzerland Alfred Ruegg
1961 Flag of Switzerland Attilio Moresi
1962 Flag of Germany Hans Junkermann
1963 Flag of Italy Giuseppe Fezzardi
1964 Flag of Switzerland Rolf Maurer
1965 Flag of Italy Franco Botossi
1966 Flag of Italy Ambrogio Portalupi
1967 Flag of Italy Gianni Motta
1968 Flag of Switzerland Louis Pfenninger
1969 Flag of Italy Vittorio Adorni
1970 Flag of Italy Roberto Poggiali
Rider Team
1971 Flag of Belgium Georges Pintens
1972 Flag of Switzerland Louis Pfenninger
1973 Flag of Spain José-Manuel Fuente
1974 Flag of Belgium Eddy Merckx Flag of Italy Molteni
1975 Flag of Belgium Roger De Vlaeminck Flag of Italy Brooklyn
1976 Flag of Netherlands Hennie Kuiper Flag of United Kingdom Raleigh
1977 Flag of Belgium Michel Pollentier Flag of Belgium Flandria-Velda
1978 Flag of Belgium Paul Wellens
1979 Flag of Belgium Wilfried Wesemael
1980 Flag of Italy Mario Beccia
1981 Flag of Switzerland Beat Breu
1982 Flag of Italy Giuseppe Saronni Flag of Italy Del Tongo
1983 Flag of Republic of Ireland Seán Kelly Flag of France Sem-France Lore
1984 Flag of Switzerland Urs Zimmermann
1985 Flag of Australia Phil Anderson Panasonic
1986 Flag of United States Andy Hampsten Flag of France La Vie Claire
1987 Flag of United States Andy Hampsten Flag of United States 7 Eleven Progetto Sunrise
1988 Flag of Austria Helmut Wechselberger
1989 Flag of Switzerland Beat Breu
1990 Flag of Republic of Ireland Seán Kelly Flag of Netherlands PDM
1991 Flag of Belgium Luc Roosen
1992 Flag of Italy Giorgio Furlan
1993 Flag of Italy Marco Saligari
1994 Flag of Switzerland Pascal Richard
1995 Flag of Russia Pavel Tonkov
1996 Flag of Austria Peter Luttenberger Flag of Italy Carrera Jeans
1997 Flag of France Christophe Agnolutto Flag of France Casino
1998 Flag of Italy Stefano Garzelli Flag of Italy Mercatone Uno
1999 Flag of Italy Francesco Casagrande Flag of Italy Vini Caldirola
2000 Flag of Switzerland Oscar Camenzind Flag of Italy Lampre-Daikin
2001 Flag of United States Lance Armstrong Flag of United States U.S. Postal
2002 Flag of Switzerland Alex Zülle Flag of Germany Team Coast
2003 Flag of Kazakhstan Alexandre Vinokourov Flag of Germany Team Telekom
2004 Flag of Germany Jan Ullrich Flag of Germany T-Mobile Team
2005 Flag of Spain Aitor González Flag of Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi
2006 Flag of Germany Jan Ullrich Flag of Germany T-Mobile Team
2007 Flag of Russia Vladimir Karpets Flag of Spain Caisse d'Epargne

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External links

  • Official Tour de Suisse site (in French and Deutch)
  • Complete Tour de Suisse results (in French)
  • English Tour de Suisse site: stage details, live coverage and video
UCI ProTour
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Tour de Suisse
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2005 | 2006 | 2007 |- !style=background:#ccf;| 2005 UCI ProTour      |- | colspan=12 | These are the results for the 2005 edition of the Tour de Suisse cycling race. ... The 70th edition of the Tour de Suisse took place from June 10 to June 18, 2006. ... The 2007 Tour de Suisse (71th Edition) cycle race takes place from June 16 until June 24. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Tour de Suisse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (204 words)
The Tour de Suisse (Tour of Switzerland) is a ProTour bicycle race held annually in June.
Along with the Dauphiné Libéré, it is seen as a warm-up and proving ground to the longer Tour de France, which is held every year in July.
Like the Tour de France and the Dauphiné Libéré, the Tour de Suisse offers grueling mountain climbs and at least one individual time trial, the type of stages that often determine the winner of the general classification in the Tour de France.
Ullrich takes Swiss Tour with strong TT (1472 words)
Two weeks ahead of the Tour de France, Jan Ullrich of the T-Mobile team is the winner of the 2006 Tour of Switzerland.
The last two men to win the Tour of Switzerland and the Tour de France in the same season were Lance Armstrong, who accomplished that feat in 2001, and the incomparable Eddy Merckx, who got his double victory in 1974.
The tour overlapped with the FIFA World Cup, which captivates the interest of the Swiss, but Christian Pirzer, the general director for IMG (which administers the Tour de Suisse) said he didn't feel that the race had suffered too much from the competition.
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