Zug, Switzerland - InfrontRingier Sports & Entertainment Switzerland, organiser and exclusive marketer of the Tour de Suisse, has presented the route of the 2015 series today in Zug, Switzerland. Well accessible for visitors – the route of the 2015 Tour de Suisse offers two exciting weekends in the region of Zug and the City of Berne, a breathtaking alpine backdrop and a fierce fight for the win on the queen stage to Sölden, to the Rettenbach Glacier (AUT) at 2,700 metres above sea level. With its challenging course right across Switzerland and a detour into Austria, the Tour de Suisse continues its superior racing tradition also under new management. With its long, hard, top-level mountain stages, it has always been perfect race preparation aspiring riders before the Tour de France.
- 1st stage; Prologue time trial, Risch-Rotkreuz (5.1 km, 44 m)
- 2nd stage; Risch-Rotkreuz circuit (161.1 km, 1,872 m)
- 3rd stage; Brunnen – Olivone (174.5 km, 2,547 m)
- 4th stage; Flims – Schwarzenbach SG (193.2 km, 1,960 m)
- 5th stage; Unterterzen/Flumserberg – Sölden/Rettenbach Glacier (237.3 km, 4,112 m)
- 6th stage; Wil SG – Biel/Bienne (193.1 km, 1,167 m)
- 7th stage; Biel/Bienne – Düdingen (164.6 km, 1,520 m)
- 8th stage; Bern circuit (152.5 km, 1,906 m)
- 9th stage; Final time trial, Bern – Bern (38.4 km, 478 m)
The detailed routes and schedules are now available to download from the following link:www.tourdesuisse.ch/en/tds-2015/etappenplan
SRF – Official Broadcasting Partner
The Tour de Suisse will be shown on the SRG channels for the next four years. InfrontRingier and the SRG SSR have agreed on a collaborative arrangement, particularly as the Tour de Suisse is one of SRG's biggest annual live productions. The contract for the television transmission runs from 2015 to 2018.
traser® swiss H3 watches – Official Timekeeper
traser® swiss H3 watches, the watch brand of mb-microtec AG in Niederwangen (BE), specialising in microtechnology products, will be handling the timekeeping. traser® swiss H3 watches will be present in the team of canvassers and with a tent in the village. It is the intention to showcase the innovative technology of the watch, which develops high and continuous luminescence without batteries especially at night. For traser swiss H3 watches, the company's involvement in competitive cycling is part of a comprehensive strategy to achieve greater public impact at an exclusive Swiss sporting event with a long tradition and a wide audience.
TdS Challenge – Just a few starting places left
A unique opportunity for ambitious sportive riders. Ahead of the two stages in Risch-Rotkreuz, the king stage in Sölden and the circuit race of the 9th stage in Bern, amateur riders will be given the opportunity to compete in a race on the actual route. The number of riders is limited. However, there are still a few starting places available and registration is still open For more information visit www.tourdesuisse.ch/challenge
InfrontRingier Sports & Entertainment Switzerland AG, based in Zug, Switzerland, is a 50/50 joint venture between the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media and the largest Swiss media group Ringier. It unifies the competencies and experiences of both mother companies and has developed into the leading sports marketing company in Switzerland throughout the last three years. InfrontRingier supports organisers of sports events as well as top athletes as a marketing, consulting and service partner. The high-level national portfolio includes, besides others, the Raiffeisen Super League, the Swiss Ice Hockey Cup, the Basel Swiss Indoors and the Tour de Suisse.