A Tour of Romandie without festival in the village

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On March 16, 2020, the officials of the Tour de Romandie abdicated in the face of the pandemic and boldly announced the resumption of the configuration of the 74th edition as it is in 2021. Bet won: the event will begin this Tuesday in Oron-la-Ville (Vaud ) and will end on Sunday in Friborg, after stopping off in all the cities initially planned. Still, the event won’t look like it should have been.

On television, the show will be intact. There is no shortage of big names (Peter Sagan, Richie Porte, Chris Froome), neither are local heroes (Marc Hirschi, Stefan Küng, Simon Pellaud). The peloton will have a record drop of 12,500 meters, the epilogue in the time trial will spare the suspense until the end, and the RTS will sublimate the whole with two hours of live daily, 30 minutes more than in the past. .