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71st Tour de Romandie - April 25th-30th

The last big stage race of the year before Giro d'Italia. As a tradition, it starts with a prologue and ends with a time trial. Bear in mind that the profiles are somewhat exaggerated.

Prologue: Aigle -> Aigle (4.8k)

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Stage 1: Aigle -> Champéry (173.3k)

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Final climb:
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Stage 2: Champéry -> Bulle (160.7k)

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Stage 3: Payerne -> Payerne (187k)

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Stage 4: Domdidier -> Leysin (163.5k)

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Final climb:
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Stage 5: Lausanne -> Lausanne (18.3k)

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GC riders: Froome, Porte, Van Garderen, Simon Yates, Ion Izagirre, Barguil, Uran, Roglic, De La Cruz, Jungels, Pantano. Also existed to see what the young Gaudu can do.
(semi-)Sprinters: Albasini, Lobato, Swift, Richeze, Hofland, Felline, Colbrelli and oh.. there is one pure sprinter (Viviani) but he is likely to be a workhorse for Sky since all of the stages are hilly.

Added the last climbs of the "mountain" stages for perspective.
 
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RedheadDane said:
What do you mean "somewhat exaggerated"? You're saying they're not actually going to ride almost 100% gradient climbs?
That's ridiculous! What are they for a bunch of whussies? :p
Check out my edits. The last climb of stage 1 isn't exactly Monte Zoncolan although it looks like a brutal mountain.
 
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WheelofGear said:
Don't be surprised if a rider Albasini can survive and win the first "mountain stage".
Yes, same with Ulissi and Felline (no idea how his climbing legs are after racing all those classics).
 
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Mayomaniac said:
WheelofGear said:
Don't be surprised if a rider Albasini can survive and win the first "mountain stage".
Yes, same with Ulissi and Felline (no idea how his climbing legs are after racing all those classics).
I wanted to show the official race profiles, but the organizers really need to fix them for the coming years. It's not 1925 anymore, you can't fool the top teams with such misleading stage profiles. :lol: