The Tour de Suisse is rapidly growing in stature. As a traditional leg-tester for the Tour, it's always an exciting race, offering the first glimpse of who we can expect to see performing on the biggest stage possible a month later. Last year added something more on top of this: the racing was spectacular, and the sight of an emotional Fabian Cancellara winning the final time-trial and the race overall in a sea of Swiss flags sent a shiver down the spine of even the most cold-hearted cycling fan.

With the addition of big names like Lance Armstrong and Mark Cavendish, this year's likely to offer a similarly fascinating race; a curious combination of Tour guesswork and some of the world's best riders competing at their absolute limits.

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ONES TO WATCH

Lance Armstrong
  Fabian Cancellara
Lance is riding the Tour de Suisse this year, but he wants to make it absolutely clear that he didn't ride it in 2002, and also that he thinks Floyd Landis is a lying, apple-faced Yankee Doodle Dandy. What kind of form will he be in?
  It was obvious that "Spartacus" would ride this one. Heck, not only is it his national race, but he won the damn thing last year. Whether or not he used an electric bike to do so is to be proven by a series of grainy YouTube videos.
 
Andy Schleck
  Mark Cavendish
The Schleckette will be just riding around enjoying the inevitable Cancellara-fest, so there won't be much to see here. Still, the Schlecks have been quiet this year, and if he's breathing out of his ears on the hills we'll probably know he won't win the Tour.
  Fresh from moaning about his team-mates and riding races against his will, Cav will be doing doing the rounds at Suisse. He'll want to contest at least one sprint full-out, and will treat getting over the climbs as a trial for next month's assault on the Green Jersey.