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Grand Départ : Utrecht

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Located in the heart of the Netherlands and capital of the province of the same name, Utrecht, with its 322,000 inhabitants, is the fourth biggest city in the country.

Founded in the Antiquity during the Roman era, in the Middle Ages it was an important religious and commercial centre. Later, in 1713, it hosted the signing of the Utrecht treaty that ended the War of the Spanish Succession. Today, Utrecht is renowned for its university, which is the country’s biggest and one of the most prestigious in Europe. The Dom, the 112-metre high tower of Saint Martin Cathedral, is the symbol of the city through which pass canals bordered by terraces, cafés and restaurants.

The Countdown

Times indicated here are local time
There is a one hour time difference between the two countries
11.00 in great britain = 12.00 in france

Wednesday 1 july
14h00 - 20h00Opening times of the reception point in Jaarbeurs Utrecht (Hall no.9)
14h00 - 21h00Opening hours of the press centre located in the same place
Thursday 2 july
9h00 - 20h00Opening hours of the reception point
9h00 - 22h00Opening hours of the press centre
18h30Presentation of teams competing in the 2015 Tour de France in Lepelenburg Park
Friday 3 july
9h00 - 20h00Opening hours of the reception point
9h00 - 22h00Opening hours of the press centre
Saturday 4 july
9h00 - 22h00Opening hours of the reception point and press centre
12H00Inauguration and opening of the Tour de France Village in Jaarbeurs Utrecht
12h30Publicity Caravan crosses the start ramp of the first stage on Truus Van Lierlaan
14h00First stage, the start time of the first rider
Sunday 5 july
10h10Opening of the Tour de France Village on Zuidplein in Utrecht
11H15Publicity Caravan crosses the start line on Croeselaan in Utrecht
13h15Unofficial start of the 2nd stage on Croeselaan in Utrecht
13h25Official start ceremony in Oudegracht
13h50Official start of the 2nd stage Utrecht > Zélande on ‘t Goylaan in Utrecht

Teams Presentation

C’est jeudi 2 juillet à partir de 18h30 que se déroulera la présentation offi cielle des 198 coureurs représentant les 22 équipes participant au Tour de France 2015.

À l’issue du briefi ng général qui aura lieu à 17h15 au Musée du chemin de fer, les coureurs prendront le bateau sur l’Oudegracht, le canal qui traverse le centre-ville d’Utrecht.
Ils rejoindront ensuite à vélo le podium dressé dans le parc Lepelenburg pour y être à tour de rôle présentés au public.

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