2016: Dumoulin in all-terrain mode

Thursday, June 22nd

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2017: Bahrain with an Italian accent

Thursday, June 22nd

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2011: Sky's emergence in Lisieux

Wednesday, June 21st

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2016: McLay plays with the big boys

Wednesday, June 21st

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2007: Steegmans-Boonen, a home-grown duo

Tuesday, June 20th

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Grand Départ : Düsseldorf

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Wednesday, 28 June
 
14.00-20.00Opening hours of the welcome desk at Messe Düsseldorf Hall no. 3
14.00-22.00Opening hours of the press centre at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Stadthalle Hall Y
14.30Riders’ press conference aimed at children at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Stadthalle (Room 12)
Thursday, 29 June
 
9.00-20.00Opening hours of the welcome desk
9.00-22.00Opening hours of the press centre
17.30General team briefing (sports directors and riders) at the city hall (Rathaus, City Council Chamber) in Düsseldorf. Private meeting
18.30-20.00Presentation of the teams for the 2017 Tour de France at Burgplatz
Friday, 30 June
 
9.00-20.00Opening hours of the welcome desk
9.00-22h00Opening hours of the press centre
10.30Meeting for sports directors/Tour de France/UCI Commissioners’ Jury at Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd (Room 28)
10.30Meeting for directors of the publicity caravan at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Ost-1.OG
12.00Meeting for sports directors and France Télévisions at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd (Room 28)
12.30Meeting for the Tour de France and France Télévisions at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd (Room 27)
13.30Meeting for those responsible for events in the start and finish areas (partners, general commissariat) at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd (Room 26)
15.00Road safety meeting with drivers authorised to drive on the Tour de France route at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd (Room 27)
16.30Meeting for members of the Tour de France caravan at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Ost-1.OG
17.00Meeting for race organisation drivers and motorbike pilots with the Commissioners’ Jury at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd (Room 27)
18.00Meeting for media motorbike users (pilots, photographers, cameramen, radio crew…) with the Commissaires’ Jury at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd (Room 28)
Saturday, 1 July
 
9.00-22.00Opening hours of the welcome desk and press centre
13.00Official opening of the Tour de France Village in Nordpark
13.45Passage by the publicity caravan by the first stage Düsseldorf > Düsseldorf start ramp on Messegelände
15.15Start time of the first rider on the first stage, Düsseldorf > Düsseldorf (Individual time-trial)
Sunday, 2 July
 
9.00Opening of the Tour de France Village in front of the Tonhalle
10.00Passage of the Publicity Caravan through the start line of the second stage Düsseldorf > Liège on Burgplatz
12.03Neutralised start of the second stage Düsseldorf > Liège on Burgplatz
12.10Official start ceremony on Fußgängerbrücke
12.30Official start of the second stage Düsseldorf > Liège on Fischerstraße

Teams presentation

The official presentation of the 198 riders representing the 22 teams competing in the 2017 Tour de France will take place in Düsseldorf on Thursday 29 June from 18.30 to 20.00.

After the general briefing at 17.30 at the Düsseldorf’s town hall (Rathaus), the riders will parade by bike along a 1.8km route that will first take them to Burgplatz. This is where the podium will be located and where they will be presented in turn to the public. The parade route will then continue through the streets of the old town and then along the Rhine.

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Jersey wearers after the stage 21

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