Tour de Suisse

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Tour de Suisse
Tour de Suisse logo.svg
Race details
Date June
Region Switzerland
English name Tour of Switzerland
Local name(s) Tour de Suisse (French)
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI World Tour
Type Stage race
Race director Christian Pirzer
History
First edition 1933 (1933)
Editions 77 (as of 2013)
First winner  Max Bulla (AUT)
Most wins  Pasquale Fornara (ITA) (4 wins)
Most recent  Rui Costa (POR)

The Tour de Suisse (English: Tour of Switzerland) is a one week UCI World Tour stage race held annually in June. The race was first held in 1933 and has evolved in timing, duration and sponsorship. With the Critérium du Dauphiné, it is a proving ground for the Tour de France, and part of the UCI World Ranking calendar. Like the Tour de France and the Dauphiné, the Tour de Suisse offers mountain climbs and at least one individual time trial. Several winners of the Tour de Suisse have also won the Tour de France, including Eddy Merckx and Jan Ullrich. In 2005 the organizers moved the race to earlier in June.

Past winners[edit]

Rider Team
1933 Austria Bulla, MaxMax Bulla (AUT)
1934 Germany Geyer, LudwigLudwig Geyer (GER)
1935 France Rinaldi, GaspardGaspard Rinaldi (FRA)
1936 Belgium Garnier, HenriHenri Garnier (BEL)
1937 Switzerland Litschi, KarlKarl Litschi (SUI)
1938 Italy Valetti, GiovanniGiovanni Valetti (ITA)
1939 Switzerland Zimmermann, RobertRobert Zimmermann (SUI)
1940 No race
1941 Switzerland Wagner, JosefJosef Wagner (SUI)
1942 Switzerland Kubler, FerdinandFerdinand Kübler (SUI)
1943 No race
1944 No race
1945 No race
1946 Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali (ITA)
1947 Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali (ITA)
1948 Switzerland Kubler, FerdinandFerdinand Kübler (SUI)
1949 Switzerland Weilenmann, GottfriedGottfried Weilenmann (SUI)
1950 Switzerland Koblet, HugoHugo Koblet (SUI)
1951 Switzerland Kubler, FerdinandFerdinand Kübler (SUI)
1952 Italy Fornara, PasqualePasquale Fornara (ITA)
1953 Switzerland Koblet, HugoHugo Koblet (SUI)
1954 Italy Fornara, PasqualePasquale Fornara (ITA)
1955 Switzerland Koblet, HugoHugo Koblet (SUI)
1956 Switzerland Graf, RolfRolf Graf (SUI)
1957 Italy Fornara, PasqualePasquale Fornara (ITA)
1958 Italy Fornara, PasqualePasquale Fornara (ITA)
1959 Germany Junkermann, HansHans Junkermann (GER)
1960 Switzerland Ruegg, AlfredAlfred Ruegg (SUI)
1961 Switzerland Moresi, AttilioAttilio Moresi (SUI)
1962 Germany Junkermann, HansHans Junkermann (GER)
1963 Italy Fezzardi, GiuseppeGiuseppe Fezzardi (ITA)
1964 Switzerland Maurer, RolfRolf Maurer (SUI)
1965 Italy Bitossi, FrancoFranco Bitossi (ITA)
1966 Italy Portalupi, AmbrogioAmbrogio Portalupi (ITA)
1967 Italy Motta, GianniGianni Motta (ITA) Molteni
1968 Switzerland Pfenninger, LouisLouis Pfenninger (SUI)
1969 Italy Adorni, VittorioVittorio Adorni (ITA)
1970 Italy Poggiali, RobertoRoberto Poggiali (ITA)
1971 Belgium Pintens, GeorgesGeorges Pintens (BEL)
1972 Switzerland Pfenninger, LouisLouis Pfenninger (SUI)
1973 Spain Fuente, Jose ManuelJosé-Manuel Fuente (ESP) Kas-Kaskol
1974 Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni
1975 Belgium De Vlaeminck, RogerRoger De Vlaeminck (BEL) Perfetti Van Melle
1976 Netherlands Kuiper, HennieHennie Kuiper (NED) TI-Raleigh
1977 Belgium Pollentier, MichelMichel Pollentier (BEL) Flandria-Velda
1978 Belgium Wellens, PaulPaul Wellens (BEL) TI-Raleigh
1979 Belgium Wesemael, WilfriedWilfried Wesemael (BEL) TI-Raleigh
1980 Italy Beccia, MarioMario Beccia (ITA) Hoonved
1981 Switzerland Breu, BeatBeat Breu (SUI) Cilo-Aufina
1982 Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni (ITA) Del Tongo
1983 Republic of Ireland Kelly, SeanSean Kelly (IRL) Sem-France Lore
1984 Switzerland Zimmermann, UrsUrs Zimmermann (SUI) Cilo-Aufina
1985 Australia Anderson, PhilPhil Anderson (AUS) Panasonic
1986 United States Hampsten, AndyAndy Hampsten (USA) La Vie Claire
1987 United States Hampsten, AndyAndy Hampsten (USA) 7 Eleven Progetto Sunrise
1988 Austria Wechselberger, HelmutHelmut Wechselberger (AUT) Malvor-Bottecchia-Sidi
1989 Switzerland Breu, BeatBeat Breu (SUI) Domex-Weinmann
1990 Republic of Ireland Kelly, SeanSean Kelly (IRL) PDM-Concorde
1991 Belgium Roosen, LucLuc Roosen (BEL) Tulip Computers
1992 Italy Furlan, GiorgioGiorgio Furlan (ITA) Ceramiche Ariostea
1993 Italy Saligari, MarcoMarco Saligari (ITA) Ceramiche Ariostea
1994 Switzerland Richard, PascalPascal Richard (SUI) GB-MG Maglificio
1995 Russia Tonkov, PavelPavel Tonkov (RUS) Lampre-Ceramiche Panaria
1996 Austria Luttenberger, PeterPeter Luttenberger (AUT) Carrera Jeans-Tassoni
1997 France Agnolutto, ChristopheChristophe Agnolutto (FRA) Casino
1998 Italy Garzelli, StefanoStefano Garzelli (ITA) Mercatone Uno-Bianchi
1999 Italy Casagrande, FrancescoFrancesco Casagrande (ITA) Vini Caldirola
2000 Switzerland Camenzind, OscarOscar Camenzind (SUI) Lampre-Daikin
2001 Result Void[1][2]
2002 Switzerland Zulle, AlexAlex Zülle (SUI) Team Coast
2003 Kazakhstan Vinokourov, AlexandreAlexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) Team Telekom
2004 Germany Ullrich, JanJan Ullrich (GER) T-Mobile Team
2005 Spain Gonzalez, AitorAitor González (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi
2006 Spain Gil, KoldoKoldo Gil (ESP) Saunier Duval-Prodir
2007 Russia Karpets, VladimirVladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne
2008 Czech Republic Kreuziger, RomanRoman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas
2009 Switzerland Cancellara, FabianFabian Cancellara (SUI) Team Saxo Bank
2010 Luxembourg Schleck, FränkFränk Schleck (LUX) Team Saxo Bank
2011 United States Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack
2012 Portugal Costa, RuiRui Costa (POR) Movistar Team
2013 Portugal Costa, RuiRui Costa (POR) Movistar Team

By riders[edit]

Rider Country Titles Year
Pasquale Fornara  ITA 4 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958
Ferdinand Kübler   SUI 3 1942, 1948, 1951
Hugo Koblet   SUI 3 1950, 1953, 1955
Gino Bartali  ITA 2 1946, 1947
Hans Junkermann  GER 2 1959, 1962
Louis Pfenninger   SUI 2 1968, 1972
Andy Hampsten  USA 2 1986, 1987
Sean Kelly  IRL 2 1983, 1990
Rui Costa  POR 2 2012, 2013

Victories Per Country[edit]

Country Times Won
  Switzerland 23
 Italy 19
 Belgium 8
 Germany 4
 Austria 3
 France 3
 Spain 3
 United States 3
 Ireland 2
 Russia 2
 Portugal 2
 Australia 1
 Netherlands 1
 Kazakhstan 1
 Czech Republic 1
 Luxembourg 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lance Armstrong: Governing body strips American of Tour wins". BBC News. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Union Cycliste Internationale". 

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