Today, at 255 days from the start*, the race route of the Tour de France 2015, 102th edition of the Grande Boucle, was officially presented. Without a real surprise as it comes to the stage cities which had already been anounced in the rumours about the race route, the official announcement confirms the surprise as it comes to the general profile of the race.
Very few kilometers of individual time trial, a first half on flat roads, a team time trial in the 9th stage (!), very few long stages and 10 days in the mountains to finish it all off are the elements which describe best this Tour ...
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While the official announcement will only be done on Wednesday 22 October in the Palais des Congrès in Paris, you probably know by now that every year early September you can find the first rumours about the upcoming Tour de France race route here, in this case for the ...> Read the whole story | 1087 comments | shown 207876x
On Thursday, the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2015 was officially presented. Not one but two press conferences allowed to discover the first details: one at the residence of the Ambassador of The Netherlands in Paris and another one in Utrecht.
Even though we didn't really get any new information about the Tour's race route, velowire.com seized the occasion to bring you exclusive interviews of the two men who played a big role in the definiton of this Grand Départ: Christian Prudhomme and Aleid Wolfsen (the mayor of Utrecht).
These interviews, the first details and the race routes on Google Maps are all in this article, as well as a bonus video with the complete speeches of the press conference!
The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2015 in Utrecht in detail
On 8 November it became official: the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2015 will take place in Utrecht in The Netherlands. Tomorrow, all details will be presented but the firt bits of informations already started to become available.
At the occasion of the official presentation of the Grand Départ tomorrow, the city of Utrecht will become yellow ...
The first rumours about the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2015: Utrecht .. and then?
So far, we only knew the place where the riders and followers of the Tour will gather together: Utrecht in The Netherlands.
The Dutch media today think to know that it will be up to Utrecht, in The Netherlands, to have the honour to organise this Grand Départ and in that case this would be the second time in row that the Tour starts abroad.
The cycling world already started to wonder where this Grand Départ would be while we're still about twenty months away from this Tour start which will follow the start from Yorkshire for the ...> Read the whole story | 80 comments | shown 14106x