Tour de Romandie

Tour de Romandie
Race details
Date Late-April
Region Romandy, Switzerland
English name Tour of Romandy
Local name(s) Tour de Romandie (French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI World Tour
Type Stage-race
First edition 1947 (1947)
Editions 70 (as of 2016)
First winner  Désiré Keteleer (BEL)
Most wins  Stephen Roche (IRL) (3 wins)
Most recent  Nairo Quintana (COL)

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

The race traditionally starts with an individual time trial prologue in Geneva and ends with another individual time-trial in the hilly terrains in Lausanne. The final time-trial traditionally starts in the stadium north of Lausanne, goes downhill southwards to Lac 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. Prior to the 2014 edition, 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.


Rider Team
1947 Belgium Keteleer, DesireDésiré Keteleer (BEL)
1948 Switzerland Kubler, FerdinandFerdinand Kübler (SUI)
1949 Italy Bartali, GinoGino Bartali (ITA)
1950 France Fachleitner, EdouardÉdouard Fachleitner (FRA)
1951 Switzerland Kubler, FerdinandFerdinand Kübler (SUI)
1952 Netherlands Wagtmans, WoutWout Wagtmans (NED)
1953 Switzerland Koblet, HugoHugo Koblet (SUI)
1954 France Forestier, JeanJean Forestier (FRA)
1955 Switzerland Strehler, ReneRené Strehler (SUI)
1956 Italy Fornara, PasqualePasquale Fornara (ITA)
1957 France Forestier, JeanJean Forestier (FRA)
1958 France Bauvin, GilbertGilbert Bauvin (FRA)
1959 Switzerland Gimmi, KurtKurt Gimmi (SUI)
1960 France Rostollan, LouisLouis Rostollan (FRA)
1961 France Rostollan, LouisLouis Rostollan (FRA)
1962 Italy De Rosso, GuidoGuido De Rosso (ITA) Molteni
1963 Belgium Bocklant, WillyWilly Bocklant (BEL)
1964 Switzerland Maurer, RolfRolf Maurer (SUI)
1965 Italy Adorni, VittorioVittorio Adorni (ITA)
1966 Italy Motta, GianniGianni Motta (ITA) Molteni
1967 Italy Adorni, VittorioVittorio Adorni (ITA)
1968 Belgium Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL) Faema
1969 Italy Gimondi, FeliceFelice Gimondi (ITA) Salvarani
1970 Sweden Pettersson, GostaGösta Pettersson (SWE)
1971 Italy Motta, GianniGianni Motta (ITA)
1972 France Thevenet, BernardBernard Thévenet (FRA) Peugeot-BP-Michelin
1973 Belgium David, WilfriedWilfried David (BEL)
1974 Netherlands Zoetemelk, JoopJoop Zoetemelk (NED) Gitane
1975 Spain Galdos, FranciscoFrancisco Galdos (ESP) Kas-Kaskol
1976 Belgium Muynck, Johan DeJohan De Muynck (BEL)
1977 Italy Baronchelli, GianbattistaGianbattista Baronchelli (ITA)
1978 Netherlands Velde, Johan van derJohan van der Velde (NED) TI-Raleigh
1979 Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni (ITA)
1980 France Hinault, BernardBernard Hinault (FRA) Renault-Elf-Gitane
1981 Sweden Prim, TommyTommy Prim (SWE) Bianchi
1982 Norway Wilmann, JosteinJostein Wilmann (NOR) Capri Sonne
1983 Republic of Ireland Roche, StephenStephen Roche (IRL) Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1984 Republic of Ireland Roche, StephenStephen Roche (IRL) La Redoute
1985 Switzerland Muller, JorgJörg Müller (SUI) Skil-Sem
1986 Belgium Criquielion, ClaudeClaude Criquielion (BEL) Hitachi
1987 Republic of Ireland Roche, StephenStephen Roche (IRL) Carrera Jeans–Vagabond
1988 Netherlands Veldscholten, GerardGerard Veldscholten (NED) Weinmann-La Suisse
1989 Australia Anderson, PhilPhil Anderson (AUS) TVM
1990 France Mottet, CharlyCharly Mottet (FRA) RMO
1991 Switzerland Rominger, ToniToni Rominger (SUI) Toshiba
1992 United States Hampsten, AndyAndy Hampsten (USA) Motorola
1993 Switzerland Richard, PascalPascal Richard (SUI) Ariostea
1994 Switzerland Richard, PascalPascal Richard (SUI) GB-MG Maglificio
1995 Switzerland Rominger, ToniToni Rominger (SUI) Mapei–GB–Latexco
1996 Spain Olano, AbrahamAbraham Olano (ESP) Mapei–GB
1997 Russia Tonkov, PavelPavel Tonkov (RUS) Mapei–GB
1998 Switzerland Dufaux, LaurentLaurent Dufaux (SUI) Festina–Lotus
1999 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE–Deutsche Bank
2000 Italy Savoldelli, PaoloPaolo Savoldelli (ITA) Saeco Macchine per Caffè–Valli & Valli
2001 Italy Frigo, DarioDario Frigo (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2002 Italy Frigo, DarioDario Frigo (ITA) Tacconi Sport
2003 United States Hamilton, TylerTyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC
2004 United States Hamilton, TylerTyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak
2005 Colombia Botero, SantiagoSantiago Botero (COL) Phonak
2006 Australia Evans, CadelCadel Evans (AUS) Davitamon–Lotto
2007 Netherlands Dekker, ThomasThomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank
2008 Germany Kloden, AndreasAndreas Klöden (GER) Astana
2009 Czech Republic Kreuziger, RomanRoman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas
2010 Slovenia Špilak, SimonSimon Špilak (SLO) Lampre–Farnese Vini [1]
2011 Australia Evans, CadelCadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team
2012 United Kingdom Wiggins, BradleyBradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky
2013 United Kingdom Froome, ChrisChris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2014 United Kingdom Froome, ChrisChris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2015 Russia Zakarin, IlnurIlnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha
2016 Colombia Quintana, NairoNairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team

Multiple winners

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

Wins Country
 Australia,  Ireland,  United Kingdom,  United States
 Colombia,  Russia,  Spain,  Sweden
 Czech Republic,  Germany,  Norway,  Slovenia

Most stage wins

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

See also


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