The 70th edition of the Tour de Suisse took place from 10 to 18 June 2006. It consisted of nine stages covering a total of 1,468 km, starting in Baden and finishing in Bern.
2004 champion Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile Team) overcame a 50-second deficit on the final stage to win the overall title and the yellow jersey, in what became the last race of his career. Koldo Gil and Jörg Jaksche finished second and third, respectively, to complete the podium. In February 2012 Ulrich was found guilty of a doping offence by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In consequence all his results gained since May 2005 were removed from his Palmares, including this one. The official website of the race however still states Ullrich as the winner of 2006.
Points Standings (maillot à points or Punkte Trikot)
The Points Classification of the Tour de Suisse is for points awarded for most consistently high finisher of the stages (equivalent to the Tour de France's green jersey). The Sprints Classification is for intermediate sprints.
Sprint Standings (maillot sprint or Sprint Trikot)
The Sprints Classification of the Tour de Suisse is for intermediate sprints. The Points Classification is for points awarded for most consistently high finisher of the stages (equivalent to the Tour de France's green jersey).