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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.

Tour de Romandie
2018 Tour de Romandie
Tour de Romandie logo.svg
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
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 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.

Contents

WinnersEdit

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

Multiple winnersEdit

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 countryEdit

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 winsEdit

# 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit