Tour of Flanders stage and team time trial to start 2019 Tour de France
Dec 28 2017 02:00 pm CET

Tour of Flanders stage and team time trial to start 2019 Tour de France
Tour of Flanders stage and team time trial to start 2019 Tour de France
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TOUR DE FRANCE

The 2019 Tour de France will have a start in Brussels with a normal stage followed by a team time trial.

It was already known that the 2019 edition of the French grand tour is set to start in Brussels, Belgium, 50 years after Eddy Merckx won the race for the first time. Now more details surface about the first stages.

The race starts on Saturday, the 6th of July with a normal stage in Flanders and Wallonie that will be followed by a team time trial in the city of Brussels the day after.

BMC Racing team's Greg van Avermaet told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad that he expects the first stage to include the Muur van Geraardsbergen and that it will have a typical "Tour de Flanders" finish, which would allow him to wear the Yellow jersey in his country.

The rest of the details of the Grand Depart of Brussels 2019 will be unveiled by the ASO, the organiser of the race, in January.
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