It’s July in October!
October 11 th 2019 - 17:23
On Tuesday 15th October, the route of the next Tour de France will be unveiled before an audience of 4,000 spectators at the Palais des Congrès Paris convention centre, in the presence in particular of the most recent winner, Egan Bernal. The date is also one to put in the diaries of all visitors to the letour.fr web site and users of the mobile application, who will be able to watch the ceremony via streaming, available in four languages (French, English, German and Spanish), from 11.30 to not miss a thing about the presentation.
The 2020 season is on the verge of commencing! At least, this is the feeling systematically felt by guests to the presentation of the Tour de France route at the Palais des Congrès Paris convention centre, whose minds are already turned towards July, in spite of the autumnal weather. For the moment, all that is certain are the Grand Start, which will take place in Nice on 27th June and the programme of the first two stages. The first is very likely to be won by a sprinter and the other promises a fine portion of climbing, with ascents of the Col de la Colmiane, Col de Turini and Col d’Eze passes.
As for the rest, only rumours and speculation currently exist, although late morning next Tuesday the suspense will be over when Christian Prudhomme unveils the map and explains the subtleties of the route. For such a sequence, the major players on Le Tour have chosen to experience it live and on the big screen: Egan Bernal, Peter Sagan and Romain Bardet, who between them won the four distinctive jerseys on the 2019 edition, but also Julian Alaphilippe, Steven Kruijswijk, Chris Froome, Thibaut Pinot, Greg Van Avermaet, Philippe Gilbert, Caleb Ewan, Pierre Latour and Warren Barguil have already reserved their seats on the front rows. For the less fortunate, who have not received an invitation or are not able to be present in Paris, all will be revealed at the same time by following the presentation live on the Tour de France web site and mobile application, from 11.30.
The vast majority of Tour de France broadcasters will also be making the ceremony available on their digital platforms.