2010 Tour de Suisse
The 74th Tour de Suisse was held to 20 June 2010 of 12. The organizing committee of the Swiss national tour was on 31 July 2009 the stage destinations known. The total length of the tour was 1353.1 km.
All 18 UCI ProTour and three UCI Professional Continental teams were invited to the tour. The wildcards were given the BMC Racing Team, Cervélo Test Team and the Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team.
The second stage took a short piece of Italian territory; the driver crossed while the Simplon Pass. The sixth stage was the longest stage of the tour. On it the Susten Pass, the Oberalp Pass and the Albula Pass were overcome. The tour started in Lugano with the prologue, it ended with a final time trial in Liestal and the surrounding area. First time in years ended no stage with a mountain top finish.
Stage 1: Lugano - Lugano
Stage 2: Ascona - Sierre
Stage 3: Sierre - Black Castle
Stage 4: Black Castle - Wettingen
Stage 5: Wettingen - Frutigen
Stage 6: Meiringen - La Punt
Stage 7: Savognin - Wetzikon
Stage 8: Wetzikon - Liestal
Stage 9: Liestal - Liestal
Ratings during the race
The table shows the leaders in their respective standings after each stage.
During the tour prize money of € 163,050 will be distributed.
- Sprint community Cento Valli: for the first three 500 € 200 € and 100 €.
- Würth premiums sprints: € 300, € 200 or € 100 for the first three, with four extra intermediate sprints.
Fall and drivers protest
Shortly before the end of the fourth stage, a fall on the head of the field occurred after the lying in the lead sprinter Mark Cavendish and Heinrich Haussler drove simultaneously from left and right in front of Gerald Ciolek and entangled with each other. As a result of this fall had Haussler ( deep flesh wound), Arnaud Coyot ( forearm fracture ) and Lloyd Mondory abandon the tour. Cavendish was of the race management for leaving the driving line - outclassed the last seat of the stage rating and assigned a time penalty of 30 seconds, a deduction of 25 points for the points classification and 200 Swiss francs fine - which have caused the fall after the race management view.
Before the start of the next stage protested driver for Team Cervelo, Caisse d' Epargne and ag2r La Mondiale with a blockade against the driving style of Cavendish.