Tour de Romandie
|English name||Tour of Romandy|
|Local name(s)||Tour de Romandie (in French)|
|Competition||UCI Warld Tour|
|Edeetions||67 (as o 2013)|
|First winner||Désiré Keteleer (BEL)|
|Maist wins||Stephen Roche (IRL) (3 wins)|
|Maist recent||Chris Froome (GBR)|
The Tour de Romandie is a stage race which is pairt o the UCI Warld Tour. It runs in the Romandie region, in the French-speakin pairt o Swisserland. It began in 1947, tae coincide wi the 50-year anniversary o Swiss Cyclin.
The race tradeetionally stairts wi an individual time trial prologue in Geneva an ends wi anither individual time-trial in the hilly terrains in Lausanne. The final time-trial tradeetionally stairts in the stadium north o Lausanne, gangs dounhill soothwards tae Lac Léman (Loch Geneva), an maks its way back uphill tae the stadium again. Nae surprisingly, the winner an several o the tap-ten finishers are usually excellent time trialists.