Become a host city

How to become a host city

The Management of the Tour designs the route to make it as attractive as possible, initially for riders, but also for television and spectators. The aim and intention of the Management of the Tour each year is to showcase the superb regions of French-speaking Switzerland and the vicinity to the best possible effect.

The Management of the Tour de Romandie endeavours to respect the major balances that underpin the success of this event: a prologue, an individual or team time trial, and 3 stages on flat terrain or of medium difficulty, plus a key mountain stage.

Hosting the Tour de Romandie provides an opportunity for a commune, a town or a resort to be the number one news topic for 24 hours, to receive a visit from a large travelling community of around 1,000 people (plus spectators making the trip), and to organise a day of festivities for its inhabitants.

Every application is carefully examined by our Management in terms of concordance between the geographical location of sites and the general guidelines laid down by sporting objectives.

Initial visit by the Technical Director

Once a town has been shortlisted by the Management to appear on the programme of a Tour event, the Technical Director must make sure that the finish (or start) of the peloton will be able to take place under optimal conditions, not only for the event itself as a sporting spectacle, but also for the safety of riders and the public, TV pictures, and the work of all those whose job is to monitor the race. The width of roads, the possibility of setting up car parking areas, the configuration of the final bends, are all factors taken into consideration before the green light can finally be given.

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