Route map for 2022 Tour de Romandie (Image credit: Tour de Romandie) The 712 kilometres covered over the six-day Tour de Romandie provide 13,400 metres of elevation gain, which organisers say makes this the second-most difficult edition of the race in 75 outings.
The prologue in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday is a flat opening to a week of climbing with a start around the new Stade de la Tuilière. Raiders will go around the old Stade de la Pontaise and then onto the runway at La Blécherette airport, which is a first for the race. Riders pass under the red kite halfway on the 1.5km sectio of the runway, then tackle a slight ascent with two technical turns to the finish line.
Stage 1 offers four category 3 climbs across 178km from La Grande Béroche to Romont. The approach to the final includes two hilly loops of 46km each leading to the line at the fort of Romont Castle. The route has nearly 3,000 metres of climbing, with the last KOM of the day being just 15km from the finish line.
The routes for the next two days are loops, with the first on stage 2 travelling around the Vaud Region with the start and finish in Echallens. There is only one King of the Mountain climb, set at the half-way point of the 168 kilometres. There is still 2,600 metres of climbing, with a flat 2.5km run-in for the finish.
The Queen Stage is set for stage 3, with six categorised climbs, […]