2016 Tour de Suisse
The 2016 Tour de Suisse was the 80th edition of the Tour de Suisse cycling stage race. It took place from 11 to 19 June as the nineteenth event of the 2016 UCI World Tour. It was won by Colombian cyclist Miguel Ángel López.
|2016 UCI World Tour, race 17 of 28|
Podium of 2016 Tour de Suisse
|Dates||11–19 June 2016|
|Distance||1,257.9 km (781.6 mi)|
|Winning time||30h 55' 58"|
|1||11 June||Baar to Baar||6.4 km (4.0 mi)||Individual time trial||Fabian Cancellara (SUI)|
|2||12 June||Baar to Baar||187.6 km (116.6 mi)||Medium-mountain stage||Peter Sagan (SVK)|
|3||13 June||Grosswangen to Rheinfelden||192.6 km (119.7 mi)||Flat stage||Peter Sagan (SVK)|
|4||14 June||Rheinfelden to Champagne||193 km (119.9 mi)||Flat stage||Maximiliano Richeze (ARG)|
|5||15 June||Brig-Glis to Carì||126.4 km (78.5 mi)||Mountain stage||Darwin Atapuma (COL)|
|6||16 June||Weesen to Amden||162.8 km (101.2 mi)||Mountain stage||Pieter Weening (NED)|
|7||17 June||Arbon to Sölden (Austria)||224.3 km (139.4 mi)||Mountain stage||Tejay Van Garderen (USA)|
|8||18 June||Davos to Davos||16.8 km (10.4 mi)||Individual time trial||Jon Izagirre (ESP)|
|9||19 June||Davos to Davos||117.7 km (73.1 mi)||Mountain stage||Jarlinson Pantano (COL)|
|Total||1,257.9 km (782 mi)|
As the Tour de Suisse is a UCI World Tour event, all eighteen UCI Pro Teams were invited automatically and obliged to enter a team into the race. Four teams were also given wildcard places in the race.
UCI Professional Continental teams
|1||Fabian Cancellara (SUI)||Trek–Segafredo||7' 38"|
|2||Jürgen Roelandts (BEL)||Lotto–Soudal||+ 1"|
|3||Luke Durbridge (AUS)||Orica–GreenEDGE||+ 2"|
|4||Martin Elmiger (SUI)||IAM Cycling||+ 6"|
|5||Jon Izagirre (ESP)||Movistar Team||+ 6"|
|6||Tim Wellens (BEL)||Lotto–Soudal||+ 7"|
|7||Johan Le Bon (FRA)||FDJ||+ 9"|
|8||Silvan Dillier (SUI)||BMC Racing Team||+ 9"|
|9||Gorka Izagirre (ESP)||Movistar Team||+ 10"|
|10||Wilco Kelderman (NED)||LottoNL–Jumbo||+ 10"|
- 18 June 2016 – Davos, 16.8 km (10.4 mi) Individual time trial
In the Tour de Suisse, three different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and the leader received a yellow jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the Tour de Suisse, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race. There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a light blue jersey. In the mountains classification, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs. Hors Category gave 20 points to the first rider crossing (20, 15, 10, 6, 4), a Category 1 was worth 12 points (12, 8, 6, 4, 2), a Category 2 was worth 8 points (8, 6, 4, 2, 1) and a Category 3 was worth 5 points (5, 3, 2, 1).
The third jersey represented the points classification, marked by a black jersey. In the points classification, cyclists got points for finishing highly in a stage. A stage victory awarded 10 points, with 8 points for second, 6 for third, 4 for fourth and 2 for fifth. Points could also be earned at intermediate sprints location for finishing in the top three during each stage on a 6–3–1 scale. There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.
A combativity award was also attributed for the rider who had ridden the most aggressively in the eyes of the judges at the end of every stage. It could have been a rider who featured in breakaways or a cyclist who attacked often.
||Best Swiss rider classification
|1||Fabian Cancellara||Fabian Cancellara||not awarded||Fabian Cancellara||Fabian Cancellara||Lotto–Soudal||not awarded|
|2||Peter Sagan||Jürgen Roelandts||Matthias Krizek||Marcel Wyss|
|3||Peter Sagan||Peter Sagan||Antwan Tolhoek||Peter Sagan||Silvan Dillier||Silvan Dillier|
|4||Maximiliano Richeze||Jérémy Maison|
|5||Darwin Atapuma||Pierre Latour||Mathias Frank||Team Sky||Darwin Atapuma|
|6||Pieter Weening||Wilco Kelderman||Maximiliano Richeze||Martin Elmiger||Lotto–Soudal||Pieter Weening|
|7||Tejay Van Garderen||Warren Barguil||Team Katusha||Matthias Brändle|
|8||Jon Izagirre||Miguel Ángel López||Jon Izagirre|
|9||Jarlinson Pantano||Miguel Angel Lopez|
|Final||Miguel Ángel López||Antwan Tolhoek||Maximiliano Richeze||Martin Elmiger||Team Katusha||not awarded|
- In stage 2, Jurgen Roelandts, who was second in the points classification, wore the black jersey, because Fabian Cancellara (in first place) wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage. Martin Elmiger, who was second in the Swiss rider classification, wore the red jersey, because Fabian Cancellara (in first place) wore the yellow jersey as leader of the overall classification during that stage.
- In stage 3, Martin Elmiger, who was second in the Swiss rider classification, wore the red jersey, because Fabian Cancellara (in first place) wore the black jersey as leader of the points classification during that stage.
- In stage 4, Fabian Cancellara, who was third in the points classification, wore the black jersey, because Peter Sagan (in first place) wore the yellow jersey as leader of the overall classification and Silvan Dillier (in second place) wore the red jersey as the leader of the Swiss rider classification during that stage.
- In stage 5, Maximiliano Richeze, who was second in the points classification, wore the black jersey, because Peter Sagan (in first place) wore the yellow jersey as leader of the overall classification during that stage.