CONFIRMED: Tour de Suisse queen stage cut because of bad weather

Earlier this week, Tour de Suisse organization announced that the intended special prize #RideForGino Nufenen Pass cannot be ridden due to advert weather conditions (snow on top of the mountain pass).

The organizing party presented two options for an alternative route, of which one was very intimidating, arguably even a touch harder than the original plan. On the other hand, the second plan was a safe bet, but for spectators a boring choice. Sadly, it's the latter - a 30 kilometer flat run-in before the final climb to Blatten (7.3km a 8.7%).

"Despite the best efforts of all concerned it has been decided that the alternative route via the Gotthard and Furka Passes, which was being considered for the Queen Stage, is also not feasible. Instead the sixth stage will start on Friday 14th June at the Goms Nordic Centre in Ulrichen (VS)," reads the press release by the organization.

"Safety is our top priority and this applies to the riders, support vehicles and spectators," says race director Olivier Senn. "Of course we are disappointed that the Queen Stage cannot take place as planned. But mother nature and the weather are beyond our control and we must accept that," Senn added.

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