Can Remco conquer the mountains? Will Ineos make it a hat-trick? Is Pinot ripening for the Tour de France? We look ahead to eight days of racing in Switzerland.
While the Critérium du Dauphiné remains the traditional entrée ahead of July’s plat principal , the Tour de Suisse is no less nourishing for those looking to whet their appetite ahead of the Tour de France .
First raced in 1933 the week-long stage race affords plenty of opportunity. Riders looking to make the Tour de France selection have eight stages on which to make an impression. Those already sure of their place in the eight-man line ups will find it useful preparation, with plenty of high altitude climbing and an individual time trial mimicking the demands of the le tour. As for the teams, it’s a chance to make some final assessments, a compare and contrast exercise used alongside the Dauphiné, as they ready their troops for the three biggest weeks of the year.
In 2022 there are once again decisions to be made. There’s also a race to be won. Here are a few things to look out for at the 85th edition of the Tour de Suisse Remco being Remco
It’s indicative of Remco Evenepoel’s (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) talent that despite him not racing the Tour de France, he still might be the most intriguing element in this year’s race.
The 22-year-old Belgian continues to live up to the hype, seemingly unperturbed by the constant comparisons to Eddy Merckx. This is […]