Tour de Romandie

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Tour de Romandie
2018 Tour de Romandie
Tour de Romandie logo.svg
Race details
Date March-April
Region Romandie, Switzerland
English name Tour of Romandy
Local name(s) Tour de Romandie (in French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI World Tour
Type Stage race
History
First edition 1947 (1947)
Editions 72 (as of 2018)
First winner  Désiré Keteleer (BEL)
Most wins  Stephen Roche (IRL) (3 wins)
Most recent  Primož Roglič (SLO)

The Tour de Romandie is a stage race which is part of the UCI World Tour. It runs through the Romandie region, or French-speaking part of Switzerland. The competition began in 1947, to coincide with the 50-year anniversary of Swiss Cycling.

The race traditionally starts with an individual time trial prologue and ends with an individual time-trial in hilly terrains; many a times in Lausanne. The final time-trial traditionally starts in the stadium north of Lausanne, goes downhill southwards to Lake Léman (Lake Geneva), and makes its way back uphill to the stadium again. Not surprisingly, the winner and several of the top-ten finishers are usually excellent time trialists.

Four winners of the Tour de Romandie had gone on to win the Tour de France in the same year; Stephen Roche in 1987, then Cadel Evans, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively.

The course of the race usually heads northwards towards the Jura mountains and Alpine mountain ranges of western Switzerland.

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1947 Belgium Désiré Keteleer (BEL)
1948 Switzerland Ferdinand Kübler (SUI)
1949 Italy Gino Bartali (ITA)
1950 France Édouard Fachleitner (FRA)
1951 Switzerland Ferdinand Kübler (SUI)
1952 Netherlands Wout Wagtmans (NED)
1953 Switzerland Hugo Koblet (SUI)
1954 France Jean Forestier (FRA)
1955 Switzerland René Strehler (SUI)
1956 Italy Pasquale Fornara (ITA)
1957 France Jean Forestier (FRA)
1958 France Gilbert Bauvin (FRA)
1959 Switzerland Kurt Gimmi (SUI)
1960 France Louis Rostollan (FRA)
1961 France Louis Rostollan (FRA)
1962 Italy Guido De Rosso (ITA) Molteni
1963 Belgium Willy Bocklant (BEL)
1964 Switzerland Rolf Maurer (SUI)
1965 Italy Vittorio Adorni (ITA)
1966 Italy Gianni Motta (ITA) Molteni
1967 Italy Vittorio Adorni (ITA)
1968 Belgium Eddy Merckx (BEL) Faema
1969 Italy Felice Gimondi (ITA) Salvarani
1970 Sweden Gösta Pettersson (SWE)
1971 Italy Gianni Motta (ITA)
1972 France Bernard Thévenet (FRA) Peugeot-BP-Michelin
1973 Belgium Wilfried David (BEL)
1974 Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk (NED) Gitane
1975 Spain Francisco Galdós (ESP) Kas-Kaskol
1976 Belgium Johan De Muynck (BEL)
1977 Italy Gianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)
1978 Netherlands Johan van der Velde (NED) TI–Raleigh
1979 Italy Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
1980 France Bernard Hinault (FRA) Renault-Elf-Gitane
1981 Sweden Tommy Prim (SWE) Bianchi
1982 Norway Jostein Wilmann (NOR) Capri Sonne
1983 Republic of Ireland Stephen Roche (IRL) Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1984 Republic of Ireland Stephen Roche (IRL) La Redoute
1985 Switzerland Jörg Müller (SUI) Skil-Sem
1986 Belgium Claude Criquielion (BEL) Hitachi
1987 Republic of Ireland Stephen Roche (IRL) Carrera Jeans–Vagabond
1988 Netherlands Gerard Veldscholten (NED) Weinmann-La Suisse
1989 Australia Phil Anderson (AUS) TVM
1990 France Charly Mottet (FRA) RMO
1991 Switzerland Toni Rominger (SUI) Toshiba
1992 United States Andrew Hampsten (USA) Motorola
1993 Switzerland Pascal Richard (SUI) Ariostea
1994 Switzerland Pascal Richard (SUI) GB-MG Maglificio
1995 Switzerland Toni Rominger (SUI) Mapei–GB–Latexco
1996 Spain Abraham Olano (ESP) Mapei–GB
1997 Russia Pavel Tonkov (RUS) Mapei–GB
1998 Switzerland Laurent Dufaux (SUI) Festina–Lotus
1999 France Laurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE–Deutsche Bank
2000 Italy Paolo Savoldelli (ITA) Saeco Macchine per Caffè–Valli & Valli
2001 Italy Dario Frigo (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2002 Italy Dario Frigo (ITA) Tacconi Sport
2003 United States Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC
2004 United States Tyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak
2005 Colombia Santiago Botero (COL) Phonak
2006 Australia Cadel Evans (AUS) Davitamon–Lotto
2007 Netherlands Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank
2008 Germany Andreas Klöden (GER) Astana
2009 Czech Republic Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas
2010 Slovenia Simon Špilak (SLO) Lampre–Farnese Vini [1]
2011 Australia Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team
2012 United Kingdom Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky
2013 United Kingdom Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2014 United Kingdom Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2015 Russia Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha
2016 Colombia Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team
2017 Australia Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team
2018 Slovenia Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo

Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Rider Editions
3  Stephen Roche (IRL) 1983 + 1984 + 1987
2  Ferdinand Kübler (SUI) 1948 + 1951
 Jean Forestier (FRA) 1954 + 1957
 Louis Rostollan (FRA) 1960 + 1961
 Vittorio Adorni (ITA) 1965 + 1967
 Gianni Motta (ITA) 1966 + 1971
 Tony Rominger (SUI) 1991 + 1995
 Pascal Richard (SUI) 1993 + 1994
 Dario Frigo (ITA) 2001 + 2002
 Tyler Hamilton (USA) 2003 + 2004
 Cadel Evans (AUS) 2006 + 2011
 Chris Froome (GBR) 2013 + 2014

Wins per country[edit]

Wins Country
13
 Italy
12
  Switzerland
10
 France
6
 Belgium
5
 Netherlands
4
 Australia
3
 Ireland,  United Kingdom,  United States
2
 Colombia,  Russia,  Slovenia,  Spain,  Sweden
1
 Czech Republic,  Germany,  Norway

Most stage wins[edit]

# Rider Stage wins
1  Mario Cipollini (ITA) 12
2  Hugo Koblet (SUI) 8
 Ferdinand Kübler (SUI)
4  Vittorio Adorni (ITA) 6
 Michael Albasini (SUI)
 Knut Knudsen (NOR)
 Gianni Motta (ITA)
 Tony Rominger (SUI)
 Johan van der Velde (NED)
10  Laurent Dufaux (SUI) 5
 Urs Freuler (SUI)
 Pascal Richard (SUI)
 Giuseppe Saronni (ITA)
 Paolo Savoldelli (ITA)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alejandro Valverde finished the 2010 edition as winner, but his results were expurgated as a consequence of a retroactive suspension.

External links[edit]