Where: Switzerland
When: June 11-19 2016
Rank: UCI WorldTour

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) won the 2016 edition of the Tour de Suisse in what was a breakthrough performance for the Colombian.

After placing second in the key hilly time trial on stage eight, Lopez finished in the lead group on the severely shortened final stage to take the victory.

Spaniard Ion Izaguirre (Movistar) was second overall at 12 seconds, with Frenchman Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) in third at 18 seconds.

Adverse weather had played its part throughout the race, with British hope Geraint Thomas (Sky) reportedly suffering due to the conditions.

The Welshman was positioned in eighth overall going into the final day, but was distanced from the contenders group and eventually came in over 11 minutes down on Lopez and stage winner Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling).

Tour de Suisse 2016 final general classification

1. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana, at 30-55-58
2. Ion Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar, at 12s
3. Warren Barguil (Fra) Giant-Alpecin, at 18s
4. Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling at 42s
5. Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale, at 1-04
6. Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing, at 1-26
7. Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida, at 2-09
8. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo, at 2-38
9. Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha, at 2-48
10. Sergei Chernetskiy (Rus) Katusha, at 5-08

Along with the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Tour de Suisse is one of the key preparation events for riders taking part in the Tour de France, in addition to being a prestigious race in its own right.

The race traditionally features a mixture of time trials, relatively flat stages for the sprinters and high mountains. In the past, the weather has also played a part in the event, with the high mountain passes often affected by poor conditions and snowfall.

Tour de Suisse 2016 map

Tour de Suisse 2016 map

Tour de Suisse 2016 stages
Stage one, Saturday June 11, Baar to Baar, 6.4km ITT
Stage two, Sunday June 12, Baar to Baar, 187.6km
Stage three, Monday June 13, Grosswangen to Rheinfelden, 192.6km
Stage four, Tuesday June 14, Rheinfelden to Champagne, 193km
Stage five, Wednesday June 15, Brig-Glis to Carì, 126.4km
Stage six, Thursday June 16, Weesen to Amden, 162.8km
Stage seven, Friday June 17, Arbon to Sölden, 224.3km
Stage eight, Saturday June 18, Davos to Davos, 16.8 ITT
Stage nine, Sunday June 19, Davos to Davos, 117.7km

Tour de Suisse: Recent winners
2016 Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)
2015 Simon Spilak (Katusha)
2014 Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida)
2013 Rui Costa (Movistar)
2012 Rui Costa (Movistar)
2011 Levi Leiphemier (RadioShack)
2010 Frank Schlack (Saxo Bank)
2009 Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank)
2008 Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas)
2007 Vladimir Karpets (Caisse D’Epargne)

Key info: Start list | TV guide

Key riders: Geraint Thomas | Tejay van Garderen | Peter Sagan | Fabian Cancellara

Tour de Suisse

Eurosport will be showing live coverage of two stages of the 2016 Tour de Suisse (June 11-19), with other stages covered by highlights