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Tour de Suisse Stats

Historical stats

– Italy’s Pasquale Fornara has the most GC wins – 4 – scored between 1952 and 1958

– Fornara is also the rider with the most days in the leader’s jersey – 18

– The nation standings is led by Switzerland, which has 23 wins so far

– Only four cyclists from outside of Europe have won the race: Phil Anderson (Australia), Andy Hampsten (U.S.A.), Levi Leipheimer (U.S.A.) and Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazahstan)

– Pasquale Fornara has the most days in the leader’s jersey: 17

– In 1987, seven cyclists succeeded one another at the top of the general classification

– Of the cyclists who have never won the race, Wladimir Belli has the most podiums: 3

– Last rider to triumph here while wearing the rainbow jersey was Rui Costa in 2014

– Same Rui Costa is the only cyclist to have won the event three consecutive times

– With 11 stage victories, Hugo Kobler and Ferdi Kübler are the most successful rider in the history of the race

– Ferdi Kübler won the mountains classification four times, a record for the event; in the points standings, Sean Kelly and Peter Sagan share the record, with four jerseys

– Zurich is the city that has hosted the most starts (34) and finishes (45) throughout the years

– Italy and Switzerland are the only countries to place three riders on the podium at one edition

– Belgium’s Daniel Willems holds the record for the most stages won at a single edition: six, in 1980

– The first individual time trial took place in 1947 (60,6 kilometers) and was won by Fausto Coppi

– Gotthard is the climb that featured the most times – 37 – while Nufenen is the highest ever point of the race, 2478 meters

– Roman Kreuziger is the youngest stage winner (22 years in 2008); Levi Leipheimer is the oldest one (37 years in 2011)

– Albert Zweifel is the cyclist with the most participations: 16

– In 1941, Josef Wagner and Werner Buchwalder finished with the same overall time, with Wagner being the winner after a two-man sprint on the Oerlikon Velodrome

– Largest winning margin between first and second was recorded in 1947, when 21:16 have separated Gino Bartali and Giulio Bresci

– The longest ever edition took place in 1991 – 1921 kilometers; shortest one had 606 kilometers, in 1941

– 2001 saw the highest average speed – 41,781 km/h; lowest average speed was 30,9 km/h in 1935

2015 stats

– 19 teams (17 World Tour, 2 Pro Continental) will race the 79th running of the event

– Of these, six haven’t scored a World Tour victory in 2015: IAM Cycling, LottoNL-Jumbo and Wanty-Groupe Gobert

– The course includes 43,5 kilometers of ITT and a summit finish, on Rettenbachgietscher

– Two former winners will be at the start: Fabian Cancellara and Frank Schleck

– The cyclists in the 2015 race have won a combined total of 18 Monuments, 7 world titles and more than 110 Grand Tour stages

– Youngest rider in this years’ race is Matej Mohoric, 20 years; oldest one is Italy’s Davide Rebellin, 43 years

– 27 countries will have at least one cyclist in the race, with Belgium and France topping the list (20)

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