As predicted, the intermediate mountains (Vosges, Jura and Massif Central) are honoured, just like the Alps which see double with a first visit in Chambéry, followed by a transfer and a descente towards the Pyrenees followed by transition stages back to the Alps. The Tour will still end in Paris, but we'll get to know who's the winner of this 104th edition of the Grande Boucle in Marseille, since that's where the time trial the day before ...
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While the official presentation will only take place on 18 October in the "Palais des Congrès" in Paris, you are used to find here early September the first rumours about the race route of the Tour de France to come, in this case the Tour de France 2017 which will take place from Saturday 1st of July till Sunday 23 July 2017. This year this article has been publish ...> Read the whole story | 580 comments | shown 131692x
It was the news of the day on Monday 28 September: London had said "no" to the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2017! We knew that there were different candidates in Germany and the city Düsseldorf voted a bit less than 3 weeks ago for the organisation of the Grand Départ of the 104th edition of the Grande Boucle.
The official announcement of the location of the Grand Départ has still not been done however, but that's quite normal, for 2016 the Grand Départ in the Manche department was only announced on 24 November as well.
Other cities are willing to organise this same Grand Départ ... or one of the next ones!
The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2017 in Düsseldorf (Germany)?