2003 Tour de Suisse

The 2003 Tour de Suisse was the 67th edition of the Tour de Suisse cycle race and was held from 16 June to 25 June 2003. The race started in Egerkingen and finished in Aarau.[2] The race was won by Alexander Vinokourov of the Telekom team.

2003 Tour de Suisse
Race details
Dates16–25 June 2003
Stages9 + Prologue
Distance1,444[1] km (897.3 mi)
Winning time36h 38' 58"
Results
  Winner  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) (Team Telekom)
  Second  Giuseppe Guerini (ITA) (Team Telekom)
  Third  Óscar Pereiro (ESP) (Phonak)
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TeamsEdit

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

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[2][3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 16 June Egerkingen 6.5 km (4.0 mi)   Individual time trial   Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
1 17 June Egerkingen to Le Locle 163 km (101.3 mi)   Hilly stage   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ)
2 18 June Murten to Nyon 175 km (108.7 mi)   Hilly stage   Robbie McEwen (AUS)
3 19 June Nyon to Saas-Fee 217 km (134.8 mi)   Mountain stage   Francesco Casagrande (ITA)
4 20 June Visp to Losone 168 km (104.4 mi)   Mountain stage   Sandy Casar (FRA)
5 21 June Ascona to La Punt 177.8 km (110.5 mi)   Mountain stage   Francesco Casagrande (ITA)
6 22 June Silvaplana to Silvaplana 135 km (84 mi)   Mountain stage   Óscar Pereiro (ESP)
7 23 June Savognin to Oberstaufen (Germany) 231 km (143.5 mi)   Hilly stage   Sergei Yakovlev (KAZ)
8 24 June Gossau to Gossau 32.5 km (20.2 mi)   Individual time trial   Bradley McGee (AUS)
9 25 June Stäfa to Aarau 152 km (94.4 mi)   Flat stage   Baden Cooke (AUS)

General classificationEdit

Final general classification[2][5][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Team Telekom 36h 38' 58"
2   Giuseppe Guerini (ITA) Team Telekom + 1' 14"
3   Óscar Pereiro (ESP) Phonak + 1' 28"
4   Kim Kirchen (LUX) Fassa Bortolo + 1' 46"
5   Tadej Valjavec (SLO) Fassa Bortolo + 1' 55"
6   Alexandre Moos (SUI) Phonak + 2' 10"
7   Jan Ullrich (GER) Team Bianchi + 2' 27"
8   Sven Montgomery (SUI) Fassa Bortolo + 2' 29"
9   Ondřej Sosenka (CZE) CCC–Polsat + 4' 14"
10   Tomasz Brożyna (POL) CCC–Polsat + 6' 17"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour De Suisse (Pro Tour) - Tour of Switzerland". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "67ème Tour de Suisse 2003". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 28 October 2004.
  3. ^ "67th Tour de Suisse- 2.HC". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  4. ^ "2003 Tour of Switzerland -Tour de Suisse (HC)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Cycling - Tour de Suisse - 2003 - Detailed results". TheSports.org. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  6. ^ "2003 Tour de Suisse". First Cycling. Retrieved 14 November 2017.