All Host Cities of the Tour de Suisse 2024 Unveiled

WEINFELDEN, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 17: Kata Blanka Vas of Hungary and Team SD Worx celebrates at finish line as stage winner ahead of Arlenis Sierra Canadilla of Cuba and Movistar Team during the 3rd Tour de Suisse Women 2023, Stage 1 a 56km stage from Weinfelden to Weinfelden / #UCIWWT / on June 17, 2023 in Weinfelden, Switzerland. (Photo by Dario Belingheri/Getty Images)

The Host Cities for the 87th Tour de Suisse and the fourth edition of the Tour de Suisse Women have been officially announced. Exciting additions include Regensdorf and a mountaintop finish on the Gotthard Pass. Steinmaur and Locarno will serve as the final start locations, alongside Vevey for the Tour de Suisse Women. Marlen Reusser won the Tour de Suisse Women in 2023, with Mattias Skjelmose winning the men’s edition.

David Loosli, Sports Director, expressed enthusiasm, highlighting the significance of the mountain finish on the Gotthard Pass for Stage 4. The route promises to be spectacular, with the Gotthard Pass approached from the north via the Schöllenen Gorge and Andermatt.

Airolo’s mayor, Oscar Wolfisberg, acknowledged the honour of hosting a stage, emphasizing the cultural and natural significance of the Gotthard Pass. Airolo, situated on a key transit route, is known for its sustainability initiatives, with plans for the Parco San Gottardo to be inaugurated in 2030.

Locarno joins the series of Ticino Host Cities, with Mayor Alain Scherrer expressing delight at the return of the Tour de Suisse to the region. The picturesque town, overlooking Lake Maggiore, boasts a vibrant old town and will host the start of Stage 6.

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Zurich Host Cities also feature prominently, with Regensdorf set to host a stage finish for the first time. Mayor Stefan Marty highlighted the opportunity to showcase the municipality’s charm and natural beauty.

Steinmaur, known for its cycling enthusiasm, will host the start of Stage 3. Mayor Andreas Schellenberg expressed gratitude to the local cycling club for their dedication to organizing the event.

For the Tour de Suisse Women, Vevey and Champagne in western Switzerland will feature prominently. Vevey, nestled between the lake and mountains, will host Stage 3, marking the first time female cycling pros will compete in the town.

Joël Brönnimann, President of the Organising Committee, underscored the significance of hosting the women’s Tour de Suisse, coinciding with the 140th anniversary of the Vélo Club Vevey.

With route planning in its final stages, fans can anticipate the release of the detailed route at the end of March, as preparations for the prestigious cycling event continue.

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