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2009 Tour of Switzerland - Index
 
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 8/14/2009
2009 Tour of Switzerland - Index
 

2009 Tour of Switzerland  - Index
Index to the Daily Peloton coverage of the 73rd Tour de Suisse - the final preparation for the Tour de France...


2009 final Podium: Roman Kreuziger, Fabian Cancellara and Tony Martin
Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

   73rd Tour de Suisse - Favourites Preview
The Peloton’s Tour rivals will be in Switzerland. A look at the favourites and how they might play out over the race.

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 1 Time Trial & Photos
73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 1 Time Trial Swiss Time Trial Ace and Olympic Champion Fabian Cancellara Blitzes the Opening Test Against the Clock to Show He's Back in Peak Form... Updated with results and comments. Updated with photos  


Swiss and Olympic Champion Fabian Cancellara won the first stage to take the yellow jersey of his home tour. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

 73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 2 & Photos Cancellara & Saxo Bank in Control as Columbia's Bernard Eisel has the fastest legs in the first test of the Sprinters in the Tour of Switzerland. Updated with photos  

 73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 2 Results & Photos
2009 Tour of Switzerland Results and Classifications after the stage 2 finish in Davos.     

  73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 3 & Photos
Columbia/Highroad strikes again! Mark Cavendish continues the Columbia's dominance in sprint finishes with 'Cav' taking his 45th win. Updated with team comments and photos  

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 3 Results & Photos
Stage 3 Results and Classifications  

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 4
The Break of Nine Succeeds! Saxo Bank's Matti Breschel takes stage in Stäfa. Ag2r la Mondiale's Slovenian Tadej Valjavec takes the yellow jersey as the top of the G.C. crumbles like a house of cards... Updated with Photos

 73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 4 Results & Photos
Results for the Day and the new General Classification after 4 stages and 549.6 kilometers.  

 73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 5
Michael Albasini continues the Columbia Swiss tour success. Updated with provisional results and photos

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 6 & Photos
Cavendish "Take Two and Print" Columbia Juggernaut continues as Cavendish puts another photo finish "in the can" starring in Bad Zurzach - Stapleton's raiders make it 4. Updated


Tour of Switzerland King of the Mountains, Tony Martin Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 6 Reactions & Photos
Team and rider comments after Stage 6 - Photos

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 6 Results & Photos
Ag2r la Mondiale's Tadej Valjavec, another day in the yellow jersey, as Fabian Cancellara closes in.

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 7 & Photos
Columbia Does it again! Kim Kirchen takes center stage for fifth Columbia Win in final attack. Updated

   73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 7 Results & Photos
Stage 7 results and General Classifications Updated with photos


Stage 7: A happy Tadej Valjavec after a tough stage, holds on to the yellow jersey for another round of kisses from the Swiss misses. The tough Slovene led through much of the race but lost his lead in the final time trial to finish 7th on the G.C.. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 8 & Photos
Columbia Does it Again!! This time it's Tony Martin's turn to take the glory. The stage is set for the final showdown on the streets of Berne in the race against the clock...  

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 8 Results & Photos
Fabian Cancellara closes in on the penultimate stage - Results and Classifications - Updated with photos

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 9 ITT & Photos Fabian Cancellara Absolutely Smokes his rivals to win the stage and the 2009 Tour of Switzerland! Tony Martin & Thomas Dekker podium. Updated with Results and Photos  

73rd Tour de Suisse - General Classification & Photos
2009 Tour of Switzerland Final General Classification after the time trial in Bern.

73rd Tour de Suisse - Stage 9 Being There
The final stage of the Tour de Suisse produces a hugely popular win for a local rider who also takes the overall honours. The general classification is reshuffled considerably in the process...  

 73rd Tour de Suisse - On Crans Montana
The chic adjacent villages of Crans and Montana were the seen of the final road stage in this year's Tour de Suisse. Here is an account from one of the many who were on hand to witness the race unfold..

3rd Tour de Suisse - 2009 Stages
June 13 - 21
Stage 1:Mauern  - Rugell (Lichtenstein) ITT 7.8 km
Stage 2: Davos - Davos   150 km
Stage 3 Davos - Lumino  195 km
Stage 4: Biasca - Stäfa   197 km
Stage 5: Stäfa - Serfaus (AUT)  202 km ^^^
Stage 6: Oberriet - Bad Zurzach, 178 km
Stage 7: Bad Zurzach - Vallorbe Juraparc  204 km
Stage 8: Le Sentier - Crans Montana   182 km^^^
Stage 9: Bern - Bern  ITT  38.5 km
Total length: 1,355 kilometres
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