Tour de Romandie, 2001 to Present
The Tour de Romandie Archive combines footage of the stunning Swiss countryside with world class cycling as the riders hone their form in the build up to the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.
The Tour de Romandie is a week long stage race that forms part of the UCI WorldTour. It is staged in Romandie, the French speaking region of Switzerland and was started in 1947 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Swiss Cycling.
- + The first edition of the Tour de Romandie in 1947 gathered 40 riders, divided into ten teams.
- + The competition has evolved to become a 6 day race consisting of 20 professional cycling teams and 160 riders.
- + 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.
- + In the last 20 years, five riders have won the event twice; Dario Frigo (ITA) in 2001 & 2002, Tyler Hamilton (USA) in 2003 & 2004, Cadel Evans (AUS) in 2006 & 2011, Chris Froome (GBR) in 2013 & 2014 and Primoz Roglic (SLO) in 2018 & 2019.
- + Specialist sprinter Mario Cipollini (ITA) holds the record for most stage wins with 18.
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