The sixth stage is the shortest of the 83rd edition. The combination of a short stage and multiple ascents can offer thrilling, multi-faceted racing, a potential frequently realised in recent years.
From Einsiedeln, the riders skirt Lake Zurich to reach Rapperswil, continuing through the highest region of the canton of St. Gallen between the Säntis and Churfirsten mountains and on to Sargans.
The finish line of the sixth stage is on Flumserberg, high above Lake Walen. It was here in 1995 that Italian mountain pro Marco Pantani celebrated his victory against a stunning Alpine backdrop, and this will also be where the general classification first starts taking shape for this year’s Tour de Suisse.