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Tour de Suisse & Tour de Romandie 2011 routes: 4 mountaintop finishes

The route for the 2011 Tour de Suisse was just announced. There will be THREE mountaintop finishes, in Crans-Montana (Valais), Malbun (Liechtenstein), and Serfaus (Austria). There's also a day when they plan to go from Brig over the Grimsel and then over Grosse Scheidegg to finish in Grindelwald (Bern). It doesn't look like this is a course made for Fabian Cancellara to win (as he did in 2009).

Apparently, the organizers haven't yet been given official permission to use Grosse Scheidegg, but they are hoping for it. I'm not surprised because that is a much smaller road than major bike races normally use, and having a stage finish with the descent down to Grindelwald could be risky. However, the Giro d'Italia route often does far crazier things, so why not?

It'll run from June 11th to June 19th, 2011, with the first stage time trial in Lugano and the final-day (stage 9) time trial around Schaffhausen. Huttwil (Bern) and Tägerschen (Thurgau) also get stage finishes. More info: Official announcement in German here, Google translation here, article at cyclingnews.com here.

For the 2011 Tour de Romandie, it appears that there will be a mountaintop finish in Leysin, as well as the prologue in Martigny and a final-stage (Stage 5) time trial around Geneva. Romont, Thierens, Signal-de-Bougy (above Rolle), and Neuchâtel also get stage starts or finishes, plus one to-be-announced destination. It'll run from April 26th to May 1st, 2011. Official site in French here, Google translation here.

The UCI is merging the ProTour and Historic calenders for 2011, so the Tour de Suisse and Tour de Romandie will both be part of the new UCI World Tour calendar (more info at VeloNews here).
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Re: Tour de Suisse & Tour de Romandie 2011 routes: 4 mountaintop finishes

Just been watching the tour de Suisse on Eurosport. The run down from Grosse Scheidegg into Grindelwald looked a bit scary. The motorcycles were almost struggling to keep up

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Good job the weather was not as wet as earlier in the stage or there could have been carnage on that descent.

I liked the information signs before some of the sharper bends. All very Swiss.

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