Several teams have attended the conference room of the headquarters at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht on the eve of stage 1 of the 2015 Tour de France to confront with the media. Fabian Cancellara, Tony Martin and Tom Dumoulin are the hot favorites for the inaugural time trial but questions arose on whether Rohan Dennis, Alex Dowsett or Adriano Malori could beat them. Vincenzo Nibali expressed his satisfaction over the news that all main GC contenders will start at about the same time, so the weather...Read more More news
Grand Start: Utrecht
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 start of the opening stage in the Utrecht will of course be "zero hour" for the peloton. However, the previous week will set the scene for a wide variety of rituals which will help both riders and fans soak up the atmosphere of the race: inauguration of the press centre, meeting of the caravanners, public team presentation, etc.More Infos
The official presentation of the 198 riders representing the 22 teams participating in the 2015 Tour de France will take place on Thursday, 2 July from 18.30..
At the end of the general briefing, which will take place at 17.15 at the Railway Museum, the riders will take a boat on the Oudegracht, the canal that runs through the centre of Utrecht. They will then ride to the podium erected in Lepelenburg Park to be presented in turn to the public.More Infos
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Le Tour 2015 route
Tour de france 2015
Running from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2015, the 102th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,360 kilometres.
These stages have the following profiles:
- 9 flat stages
- 3 hill stages
- 7 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
- 1 individual time-trial stage
- 1 team time-trial stage
- 2 rest days
6 new stage cities
Utrecht, Zélande, Livarot, La Pierre-Saint-Martin, Muret, Sèvres - Grand Paris Seine Ouest.
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Sponsorship and Environment
Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more
A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more