The 3rd stage once again highlights the topographical features of Switzerland. It is never just flat! As always, a stage in the Jura region promises a spectacle and is an unparalleled rollercoaster ride. The peloton must climb almost 3,000 metres and the favourites for the General Classification could make their presence felt here for the first time. It is also a chance for breakaway groups, if the sprint teams are not sure that their leaders will make it to the finish. As was the case in the previous stage, there will be an additional lap in Grenchen before the stage ends near the Tissot Velodrome.