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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, Ferdi Kübler and Peter Sagan 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, Peter Sagan holds the record, with five 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

– 16 different countries had at least one winner of the GC

– 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

– Biggest 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

2016 stats

– 22 teams (18 World Tour, 4 Pro Continental) will race the 80th running of the event

– Of these, only Team Roth hasn’t scored a victory in 2016

– The course includes 22,3 kilometers of ITT and three summit finishes: Cari, Amden and Sölden

– Four former winners will be at the start: Fabian Cancellara, Rui Costa, Frank Schleck and Simon Spilak

– The cyclists in the 2016 race have won a combined total of 15 Monuments, 7 world titles and nearly 70 Grand Tour stages

– For Martin Elmiger, this will be the 15th participation in the Tour de Suisse, a record among active riders

– Youngest cyclist in this years’ race is Sam Oomen, 20 years; oldest one is France’s Jean-Christophe Peraud, 39 years

– 33 countries will have at least one cyclist in the race, with Netherlands topping the list (20)


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