Due to a drop in temperatures, gusts of wind and a risk of snow-rain showers, the 4th stage of the Tour de Romandie has been shortened by 64 kilometers. Originally planned for 171 kilometers, it will be only 107. The start will be given to Lucens but at 14:35 instead of 12:30. The finish line will always be traced to the top of Torgon’s final climb.
The ascents of the Jaun and Mosses passes, the main difficulties, have been removed. It was – 4 ° C this Saturday morning at Col des Mosses.
“In accordance with the planned climate protocol, after examining the last elements, the direction of the Tour de Romandie took this morning in Lucens the decision to shorten the stage-queen this Saturday between Lucens and Torgon, retaining the option most direct replacement courses. The drop in reported temperatures, with strong winds and a chance of first snow-rain showers, pleaded for a lightening of the program of the day. “ Said the organizers of the race.