This year the Queen Stage of the 2014 Tour de Suisse will finish in our hometown Verbier. After the start in Délemont the riders will drive over 219 kilometers past Payerne to Montreux, past the lake in the direction of Aigle and Martigny, from where they start the climb up to Le Châble and Verbier. The last time the finish of Tour de Suisse was held in Verbier was in 2012 when Rui Costa won the stage. The stage starts on Saturday 21st June around 11h00 and the finish is expected around 17h00.
Is Verbier planning to host another Tour de France stage?
Five years ago Verbier hosted its first Tour de France stage in the history. 19th July 2009 Alberto Contador took power where no other rider could cope with his fabulous attack 5,6 kilometers from the finish. Since then, the climb up to Verbier is worldwide known as a tough finish for a Tour de France stage. The year before the Tour de France stage Verbier also hosted a stage in the Tour de Suisse and of course we all hope the town will host a Tour de France stage in the future again!
The stages of the Tour de Suisse 2014:
1. Bellinzona – Bellinzona
2. Bellinzona – Sarnen
3. Sarnen – Heiden
4. Heiden – Ossingen
5. Ossingen – Büren a/d Aare
6. Büren a/d Aare – Délemont
7. Worb – Worb
8. Délemont – Verbier
9. Martigy – Saas Fee
The stage starts around 11h00 and the finish is expected around 17h00.
More information with the finish plan in Verbier, the complete route of the Tour and the highlights of the 2012 stage: