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  • Added: wednesday 27 December 2017 at 21:07:00

    A stage in line and a team time trial for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2019 in Brussels?

    A stage in line and a team time trial for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2019 in Brussels?On 22 May 2014, velowire.com already mentioned a possible Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2019 in Brussels, as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first out of 5 overall victories in the Tour de France for Eddy Merckx. On 30 May this year, the organisor of the Tour, Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), finally officially announced this Grand Départ, 100 years after the creation of the Yellow Jersey* and 61 years after the first Grand Départ of the Belgian capital.

    Eddy Merckx: present or not?

    The Cannibal himself already declared at that time that he would assist to this event if I'm still there in 2019 and in the end, he might be absent for another reason at this Grand Départ which will be dedicated to him. ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2019
  • Added: tuesday 26 December 2017 at 20:46:00

    The UCI WorldTeams (UCI WorldTour) for 2018 and the other teams

    The UCI WorldTeams (UCI WorldTour) for 2018 and the other teamsThe year is about to come to and end. That seems to be the perfect moment to catch up with the UCI's decisions about the registration of the UCI WorldTeams for 2018, the teams which will participate in all UCI WorldTour races. At the same time we'll have a look at the second division teams, the Pro Continental teams.

    The 18 UCI WorldTeams for 2018

    For the 18 UCI WorldTeams there are no changes between 2017 and 2018, except for some name changes.

    Therefore, we'll seize the opportunity to give you a look at the 2018 team kits for the different top level teams! Here's the full list (the teams indicated with a star * are the teams which were submitted to validation by the licence committee, either because they didn't fulfill all the criteria or because their UCI WorldTeam licence expired at the end of 2017; you can have a look at ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: UCI ProTour| Tour de France| Giro d Italia| Vuelta a España
  • Added: wednesday 18 October 2017 at 1:00:00

    The Tour de France 2018 race route has been presented: food for recognition!

    The Tour de France 2018 race route has been presented: food for recognition!On Tuesday 17 October afternoon the Tour de France 2018 race route was officially presented at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, in front of numerous high profile cyclists from France and abroad and after having awarded the "Vélo d'Or 2017" to Chris Froome (Team Sky)!

    A race route without any surprises in terms of start and finish cities for those of you who have followed the rumours about the Tour 2018 race route here, but it does contain numerous new things wrapped up in a historical packaging. This spring we'll thus most probably see several famous riders do some recognition rides at the new locations in order to prepare their participation in the 105th edition of the Grande Boucle!

    The numbers of the Tour de France 2018

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2018
  • Added: monday 16 October 2017 at 22:32:00

    Tour de France 2018: the rumours about the race route and the stage cities!

    Tour de France 2018: the rumours about the race route and the stage cities!

    initially published on 9 September 2017 at 7.51PM, updated on 27 September at 7.42PM and on 5 October at 0.41AM, 8 October at 0.23AM, 9 October at 10.55PM, 13 October at 1.39PM, 14 October at 10.45PM and 16 October at 9AM, at 5.58PM and at 10.32PM

    While the official announcement will only take place on Tuesday 17 October in the Palais des Congrès in Paris, you're probably used now to find here on velowire.com early September the first rumours about the race route of the upcoming Tour de France, in this case for the Tour de France 2018 which will take place from Saturday 7 July till Sunday 29 July 2018. And in order not to lose our good habits, we'll discover little by little over the next few days and weeks in this article the whole race route of the 105th edition of the Tour!

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2018
  • Added: sunday 27 August 2017 at 19:08:00

    Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017: yet another victory for Elia Viviani!

    Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017: yet another victory for Elia Viviani!The Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017, 2nd edition of the new format of the fomer Grand Prix de Plouay, ended - not surprisingly - in a bunch sprint. In this sprint, the Italian rider Elia Viviani of Team Sky showed his supremacy which we already saw the whole week long, after a victory in Hamburg last Sunday and 2 stage wins in a bunch sprint in the Tour du Poitou-Charentes.

    The summary of the Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017

    The race started 8 minutes late for the peloton of the Bretagne Classic-Ouest France, at 11.08AM in Plouay for a race over 239.7 kilometers around Plouay, with two climbs in Mûr-de-Bretagne and a final circuit of 13.9 kilometers (see the Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017 race route).

    Rapidly after the start, a breakaway with 7 riders was formed by Natnael Berhane (Dimension Data), ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Grand Prix de Plouay
  • Added: saturday 22 July 2017 at 9:41:46

    The start order and times for the individual time trial of the Tour de France 2017 in Marseille

    The start order and times for the individual time trial of the Tour de France 2017 in MarseilleThe forelast stage of the Tour de France 2017 will take place today in the streets of Marseille, as an individual time trial with start and finish in the Orange Vélodrome in the center of the city (see the race route in Google Maps).

    There should be 167 riders at the start of this forelast stage of the 104th edition of the Grande Boucle and yoy can find their start order and -times for each of these riders below!


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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2017
  • Added: friday 30 June 2017 at 19:00:00

    The participants list of the Tour de France 2017 and their bib numbers

    The participants list of the Tour de France 2017 and their bib numbersTomorrow the Tour de France 2017 will start in Düsseldorf in Germany for 3,516 kilometers towards Paris where the final stage will finish on Sunday 23 July 2017.

    198 riders will come to the start, with no less than 49 of them participating in the Tour for the very first time!

    Some numbers

    The most well represented countries starting in the Tour de France 2017 are France with 39 riders, Italy with 18, Belgium with 16 and Germany also with 16 riders.

    The most experimented rider is French and his name is Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie), who will start the Tour for the 17th time. The youngest rider is French as well, his name is Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Oscaro), and he is 22!

    The liste of participating riders for each team, with their bib numbers

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2017
  • Added: saturday 24 June 2017 at 19:50:00

    The Tour de France 2017 race route in Google Maps/Google Earth

    The Tour de France 2017 race route in Google Maps/Google EarthAs usual, velowire.com allows you to discover in detail the race route of this 104th edition of the Grande Boucle, on Google Maps/Google Earth at one week before the start of the Tour de France 2017.

    With the informations from this article you'll know all the tiny details, all cities and villages the Tour will visit and you'll thus be able to prepare your trip to the race if you're one of the 12 million spectators on the side of the road, or simply be able to follow the race in a better way if you're not!

    Some information first ...

    Here is some additonal information you need to know before we get into detail about the different stages of the Tour de France 2017:
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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2017| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: friday 23 June 2017 at 21:27:00

    The Tour de France 2018 will start one week later .. and with less riders!

    The Tour de France 2018 will start one week later .. and with less riders!It was the surprise announcement made by the UCI yesterday and it was confirmed to velowire.com by A.S.O. today: the Tour de France 2018 will start one week later than planned and it will thus take place from 7 till 29 July 2018. Furthermore, the UCI announced that the number of riders will be reduced to 8 instead of 9 per team, as asked for by A.S.O. for 2017 already ...

    The dates of the Tour de France 2018: from Saturday 7 till Sunday 29 July 2018

    As usual, the Professional Cycling Council (PCC), of which Christian Prudhomme is one of the members, not directly in his role as the director of the Tour de France but in this case as a "Member designated by the other organisors of the UCI WorldTour, member of the AIOCC", which defines the calendar of the ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2018| UCI ProTour| Vuelta a España| Giro d Italia
  • Added: thursday 04 May 2017 at 23:39:00

    The Tour of Italy 2017 (100th Giro) race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

    The Tour of Italy 2017 (100th Giro) race route on Google Maps/Google EarthThis Friday, 5 May 2017, the Tour of Italy 2017 (or Giro d'Italia 2017) will start on the island Sardinia south of Corsica, with three stages in line on the island followed by a transfer towards the mainland. All the other details about the race route, the roads the riders will follow, the time- and route schedules, the stage profiles and the race route on Google Maps/Google Earth can be discovered in this article, so you can follow the battle for pink with all the knowledge of the race you need!

    Due to a lack of time and since the conception of these maps requires quite a lot of work, velowire.com offers you to start with the race route of the 9 first stages, knowing that the following stages will be published progressively as soon as I finish them, but in any case always quite some time before they'll take place! ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Google Maps/Google Earth| Giro d'Italia 2017
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