1999 Tour de Suisse

The 1999 Tour de Suisse was the 63rd edition of the Tour de Suisse cycle race and was held from 15 June to 24 June 1999. The race started in Solothurn and finished in Winterthur.[2] The race was won by Francesco Casagrande of the Vini Caldirola team.

1999 Tour de Suisse
Race details
Dates15–24 June 1999
Stages10
Distance1,401[1] km (870.5 mi)
Winning time35h 22' 40"
Results
  Winner  Francesco Casagrande (ITA) (Vini Caldirola)
  Second  Laurent Jalabert (FRA) (ONCE–Deutsche Bank)
  Third  Gilberto Simoni (ITA) (Ballan–Alessio)
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TeamsEdit

Seventeen teams of up to nine riders started the race:[2][3]

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[2][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 15 June Solothurn 6 km (3.7 mi)   Individual time trial   Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
2 16 June Solothurn to Lausanne 200 km (124.3 mi)   Pascal Richard (SUI)
3 17 June Lausanne to Küssnacht am Rigi 220.6 km (137.1 mi)   Silvio Martinello (ITA)
4 18 June Bellinzona to Chiasso 167.5 km (104.1 mi)   Gabriele Missaglia (ITA)
5 19 June Bellinzona to Grindelwald 171.4 km (106.5 mi)   Gilberto Simoni (ITA)
6 20 June Meiringen to Meiringen 29.5 km (18.3 mi)   Individual time trial   Viatcheslav Ekimov (RUS)
7 21 June Küssnacht am Rigi to Mauren (Liechtenstein) 162 km (100.7 mi)   Matthew White (AUS)
8 22 June Landeck (Austria) to Nauders am Reschenpass (Austria) 47.5 km (29.5 mi)[nb 1]   Oscar Camenzind (SUI)
9 23 June Nauders am Reschenpass to Arosa 168.6 km (104.8 mi)   Francesco Casagrande (ITA)
10 24 June Chur to Winterthur 225.2 km (139.9 mi)   Maurizio De Pasquale (ITA)

General classificationEdit

Final general classification[2][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Francesco Casagrande (ITA) Vini Caldirola 35h 22' 40"
2   Laurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE–Deutsche Bank + 1' 04"
3   Gilberto Simoni (ITA) Ballan–Alessio + 1' 11"
4   Laurent Dufaux (SUI) Saeco Macchine per Caffè–Cannondale + 1' 16"
5   Oscar Camenzind (SUI) Lampre–Daikin + 1' 45"
6   Sven Montgomery (SUI) Post Swiss Team + 3' 57"
7   Roberto Sgambelluri (ITA) Cantina Tollo–Alexia Alluminio + 4' 21"
8   Giuseppe Guerini (ITA) Team Telekom + 4' 21"
9   Mikel Zarrabeitia (ESP) ONCE–Deutsche Bank + 4' 29"
10   Pavel Tonkov (RUS) Mapei–Quick-Step + 4' 32"

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The stage was planned to be 163.9 km (101.8 mi), starting from Mauren, but was shortened due to bad weather.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour De Suisse (Pro Tour) - Tour of Switzerland". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "63ème Tour de Suisse 1999". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 28 October 2004.
  3. ^ "Complete Starting List". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  4. ^ "63rd Tour de Suisse, Cat HC". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  5. ^ "63rd Tour de Suisse, Cat HC: Stage 8, Landeck - Nauders (Austria), 47.5 kms". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  6. ^ "1999 Tour de Suisse". First Cycling. Retrieved 13 November 2017.