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Tour de France news: Grand Départ 2019 in Brussels

1st June 2017

Grand Place, Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels, by Andrew Smith, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Tour de France organisers ASO announced on Tuesday 30th May that the 2019 Tour de France will begin with a Grand Départ in Brussels. The race starts in the Belgian capital 50 years after Belgian rider Eddy Merckx won his first Tour.

UCI World Championships Yorkshire 2019

UCI World Championships Yorkshire logo

The 2019 UCI World Championships are in Yorkshire, with Harrogate as the hub, where all the races finish. 

Tour de France 2019

Grand Place, Brussels

The Tour de France 2019 starts in Brussels, with a road stage and a team time trial. Stage 3 takes it into France. The first summit finish is on Stage 6 at la Planche-des-Belles-Filles.

The Pyrenees come first, and the 2019 Tour includes classic climbs such as the Peyresourde, the Hourquette d'Ancizan, and the Tourmalet. In between two Pyrenean stages is an ITT in Pau.

In the Alps, there are finishes in Valloire, Tignes, and Val Thorens.

Read about the Tour de France 2019.

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