Tour de Romandie 2012 Cyclingnews

The 66th Edition of the Tour de Romandie from Tuesday 24 to Sunday April 29, 2012. The Swiss stage race, for many riders as an important preparation for the Tour of Italy.During the six days the riders have a prologue, four step in line, and the last time trial of the elect. In 2012, the Tour de Romandie is once again a part of the UCI World Tour.

2012 Tour de Romandie

From Tuesday 24 to Sunday, april 29, 2012 will be held in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Tour de Romandie.The 66th Edition of the stage race consists of a prologue, four step in line, and the last time trial, leaving a large part of the peloton see it as an excellent preparation for the big tours. Two days after the classic Spring ended with the Liège-Bastogne-Liège, it is back to the drivers around. The tour de Romandie is traditionally an important preparation race for the tour of Italy, a week later at UCI Worldtour calendar permits. Therefore, there are many kinds is at the start of the Tour de Romandie each year. In 2011, later won the Tour winner Cadel Evans, the Tour de Romandie, Tony Martin and Alexander Vinokourov to stay ahead in the overall standings. Pieter Weening was the sixth best Dutchman. The last victory for a Dutchman in Tour de Romandie goes back to 2007, when Thomas Dekker showed the strongest.
The eighteen teams competing in the 2012 UCI World Tour is required to start in the 2012 Tour de Romandie with a minimum of six and maximum of eight riders. The Organization has decided to grant two wildcards, namely to: Europcar and Saur-Sojasun.

Rides Schedule 2012 Tour de Romandie

These tours are the driving schedule for 2012 Tour de Romandie:
The first step is a prologue about 3.34 kilometers in the streets of the Swiss city of Lausanne. The city has International Olympic Committee seat is the capital of the Vaud canton and the prologue will be held in the city for some along Lake Geneva and has only two serious curves.
A day later, leaving the platoon from Morges, near Lausanne, for first road race. The finish is 184.5 kilometers later in La Chaux-de-Fonds, which is the highest town in Switzerland. The cyclists finish at 989 meters after a hilly stage, so there may be possibilities for attackers.
The third stage starts from the French Montbéliard to 149.1 kilometers stage from Moutier, near Bern.The stage is not heavy with just two climbs in the second category and one in the third.
The fourth stage starts from La Neuveville and know his arrival in Charmey, where the line is drawn at 692 metres above sea level. Charmey lies at the edge of the Jura mountains and the last few kilometers of the 157.6 kilometre stage run up properly.
The penultimate stage can be called the Queen stage with three climbs in the first category, and another on the other. The 184 kilometers stage will start from Bulle and ending in Sion. Along the way, the cyclists will cover the Col des Mosses, Veysonnaz and St-Martin is next.
The final stage is an individual time trial over 16.5 kilometres in area of Crans-Montana, where riders must pass through a hilly course. On the last day fatigue come into play, which can cause big differences in the last time trial.

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