Stage 1

Frauenfeld > Frauenfeld

114 KM

1350 EG

Winner

Elise CHABBEY

Elise CHABBEY

Canyon SRAM Racing
The women’s Tour de Suisse got off to a perfect start under the eyes of the national defense and sports minister, Viola Amherd. The Swiss road champion Elise Chabbey beat Elizabeth Deignan (GBR) just in the sprint after the 114.3 km of the 1st stage in Frauenfeld and was able to dress in the leader’s jersey.

Impressions

Frauenfeld

Once again, as in 2018, Frauenfeld will be the starting Hub for the Tour de Suisse 2021.. The region is well known for its cycling passion and is the ideal starting point for a rich variety of routes – to suit professionals and hobby cyclists.

Start: 12:00
Expected finish time: 15:06

Start of TV broadcast: 13.30

START

1. Etappe

1. Etappe

Kilometer 5

Kartause Ittingen

Kartause Ittingen

The former Carthusian monastery is authentically preserved and beautifully restored. Within the old Monastery walls are a restaurant, the Thurgau Art Museum and an on-site farm with a market garden, winery and dairy. Embedded in natural surrounds, among vineyards, fruit orchards and the unspoilt countryside of Thurgau, this place has a calming yet invigorating atmosphere. Natural wellness for spirit and soul.

15 kilometers

Thur (river)

Thur (river)

The Thur is the 135 km long, defining river of eastern Switzerland. Coming from Toggenburg, the river encloses the rich cultural and natural landscapes of the Cantons of St. Gallen, Thurgau and to some extent Zurich within a large arc. Between the Säntis and Churfirsten mountains in upper Toggenburg, two springs join at Unterwasser to form the “young” Thur, just before that, the waters of the Säntisthur cascade in two tiers. At the mouth of the Thur where it flows into the Rhine lie the Thurauen, the largest floodplain area in the Swiss midlands.

25 kilometers

Lake District Seebach Valley

Lake District Seebach Valley

Nestled between the hills of the Seerücken and the Thurtal are the Hüttwilersee, the Nussbaumersee and the Hasensee in the Thurgau Seebach Valley. The three lakes are a natural treasure of National significance and provide several swimming and barbecue areas for visitors to relax on their unspoilt banks. It is possible to enjoy hour long strolls through the vineyards, along the beautiful, regenerated shores of the Hüttwiler and Nussbaumersee lakes.

35 kilometers

Kalchrain Monastery

Kalchrain Monastery

The Kalchrain Convent was a Cistercian convent in Hüttwilen in the Canton of Thurgau and was founded between 1324 and 1331 as “Unserer Lieben Frauen Zelle zu Kalchrain” by the Lords of Klingenberg, a southern German noble family. The Convent survived several disastrous fires, the Reformation and earthquakes before being abolished by the Thurgau government in 1848. The Convent was refounded in 1856 in the Abbey of Mariastern-Gwiggen. The view of the Thur valley from here is spectacular.

45 kilometers

Historical village Pfyn

Historical village Pfyn

Pfyn is one of the oldest settlements in eastern Switzerland. According to official archaeological excavations carried out in the summer of 2002, the first inhabitants built stilt houses in the peat bogs of Breitenloo as early as 3706 BC. Remains of the Roman fort wall, which are mainly visible in the northern part of the settlement, confirm that the Roman period also left its mark on Pfyn. Thanks to church records, Pfyn’s history can also be traced through the Middle Ages. The settlement captivates with its extraordinary ambience and the lovingly preserved row of houses.

Frauenfeld