13.06.2023 World-Tour, News, Race news
ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR TOUR DE SUISSE
CANYON//SRAM Racing take on the four-day Tour de Suisse stage race with a strong roster of climbers and all-rounders. The team’s lineup is Ricarda Bauernfeind, Elise Chabbey, Tiffany Cromwell, Kasia Niewiadoma, Pauliena Rooijakkers and Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka. The tour starts tomorrow, Saturday, 17 June, with a twilight circuit stage.
The peloton will climb over 4600m of elevation across the four days, with most of the elevation gain coming on the final two days. A 25.9km individual time trial stage on day two is a welcome opportunity for riders to race against the clock, a rarity on the 2023 Women’s World Tour calendar.
Elise won a stage and finished second in the general classification in the 2021 edition and is looking forward to a home race in Switzerland.
“It’s always nice to have a race at home with family and friends and lots of supporters. I’m really excited about the Tour de Suisse. I have a nice memory of my victory in stage 1 in 2021!”
“This year, there is a strong start list as it’s one of the only stage races in June before the Giro d’Italia Donne and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. The level is high, and everyone is really close to being in their best shape. I think the parcours are interesting with some different stages, and it will create a good battle for the GC and also for fans to watch.”
Elise added, “My goal is to go for a stage win and give my best support to our team leaders in the GC.”
HOW TO WATCH
Tour de Suisse can be followed on Twitter with #tds2023 and #tourdesuissewomen. The stages are broadcast daily on SRF2, RTS 2, RSI LA2, GCN and Eurosport.
Stage 1 | Weinfelden | 56km | Stage start 18:25CEST | Broadcast 18:20
Stage 2 | St Gallen | 25.7km | First rider 10:00CEST | Broadcast 10:30
Stage 3 | St Gallen – Ebnat-Kappel | 124.1km | Stage start 13:35CEST | Broadcast 15:20
Stage 4 | Ebnat-Kappel | 100.8km | Stage start 14:10CEST | Broadcast 15:20