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All you need to know about the presentation of the 2011 Tour de France

Added: sunday 17 October 2010 at 12:26:00
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    All you need to know about the presentation of the 2011 Tour de FranceAfter the usual search for the rumours about the stages and the route of the 2011 Tour de France, it will finally be unveiled during the official presentation of the Tour de France 2011 next Tuesday, 19 October 2011.

    This presentatie will take place in the Palais des Congrès at Porte Maillot in Paris from 11.00AM and is invitation only.

    But don't panic ... the presentation will also be available live on the Internet!

    The programme

    At 11.30AM the show really starts and allows to get some certainty about how the Tour de France 2011 will look like. This show will follow the following programme:
    - projection of the video summary "best of" Tour de France 2010
    - speech by Jean-Etienne Amaury, President of Amaury Sport Organisation
    - presentation of the official look (logo / poster / ...) of the Tour de France 2011
    - speech by the representative of the Vendée*, the region which will organise the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2011
    - projection of the video "La Vendée"
    - presentation of the Tour de France 2011 route with the usual video

    * Philippe Devilliers, President of the Conseil Général of the Vendée recently announced he would quit his job on 31 October 2010; even though he'll still be on the job on this day, he might not be the one representing the region at the Tour de France 2011 presentation

    The presentation being broadcast on the Internet ... and on TV?

    This presentation will be broadcasted live on the Internet from 11.30AM (French time), on the official Tour de France web site, but also on the web sites of some of the TV-broadcasters who usually broadcast the Tour de France, like for example the RTBF in Belgium.

    Furthermore, ASO offers TV broadcasters worldwide the possibility to broadcast the presentation live on TV and some of the broadcasters might thus do that.

    Who will be there?

    Alberto ContadorIn addition to the 500 media from all over the world and the 4000 invitees ASO announces on its web site, several riders will assist to the presentation of the Tour de France 2011. Who? Difficult to say ... most logically the riders who showed upfront in July will be there, except maybe for Alberto Contador.

    Due to his doping affair which he explains by contaminated meat, the Spanish rider might not assist to the Tour de France 2011 presentation. "Might not", because according to RMC the winner of the Tour de France 2010 does not yet exclude his presence: we can decide at the very last moment, the only thing to do is take a plane ticket. If the result of the additional scientific research announced by UCI will be known beforehand, the 2010 yellow jersey might eventually be there anyway.

    Alessandro PetacchiAnd Petacchi? The Italian rider Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini), who won the green jersey of "best sprinter" in the Tour de France 2010, will most probably not be there either. Indeed, he's waiting for a decision follow doping presumptions (using Perfluorocarbon or PFC) which will come from the Italian Olympic committee, CONI and the Italian sprinter will thus not assist to the Tour de France 2011 presentation either.

    The remaining jerseys would thus be Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) who won the white jersey for the very last time this year (due to his age) and ended second in the Tour de France 2010 and Anthony Charteau (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) who won the king of the mountains classification.

    The other riders in July's top 5, Denis Menchov (Rabobank), Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Jurgen van den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) might also be there, just like many French riders and maybe also riders like Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Columbia), Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam), Robert Gesink (Rabobank), ...

    And the race route?

    On the official web site ASO hints towards the rumours on the 2011 Tour de France race route by saying For the time being only the programme of the first days is known, with a Grand Départ in the Vendée, and the end which will most probably take place on the avenue des Champs-Elysées, in Paris. In between there are many rumours about the importance reserved to the Alps and the Pyrenees, a visit of the intermediate mountain areas of the country, how the most important stages of the Tour will look like, etc..
    Invitation presentation Tour de France 2011

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 8 comments!
  1. Carlos Sastre a confirmé sa présence!

    | Angel | sunday 17 October 2010 at 13:00:34


    | Henk Scholten | tuesday 19 October 2010 at 9:44:28

  3. pour suivre la presentation sur le Web:


    | Alain | tuesday 19 October 2010 at 10:39:47

  4. Salut Thomas, plus que 256 jours avant le Tour! YOUPIIIIII! Avec Bastien, nous avions vécu l arrivée du Tour sur les Champs Elysées, Nous étions les gagnants du Jeu Vittel, Quels souvenirs A + lISEROIS

    | liserois | tuesday 19 October 2010 at 19:46:39

  5. @liserois : ah, ça a dû être sympa effectivement ! En ce qui me concerne je ferai en 2011 un travail très similaire à celui que j'ai fait cette année a priori, donc peut-être aura-t'on encore l'occasion de se croiser sur les routes du Tour !

    | Thomas Vergouwen | saturday 23 October 2010 at 19:10:58

  6. how do I get tickets to the presentation of teams for 2011 ?? do I need tickets ??

    | craig mcgrath | thursday 28 October 2010 at 10:11:05

  7. Hi Craig,

    Usually the presentation of the teams is freely accessible so this will most probably also be the case on June 30th at Le Puy du Fou.

    However, if you would like to have a comfortable viewing point and would like to be seated, you would need an invitation. You might want to check with a company such as Custom Getaways to see whether they offer any of these and if so at which price. You can tell them I sent you there if you contact them.

    | Thomas Vergouwen | thursday 28 October 2010 at 23:00:54

  8. Thanks for the advice !! much appreciated

    | craig | friday 29 October 2010 at 7:54:29

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