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2019 Tour de France to start from Brussels
May 30, 2017 / 9:45 AM / 6 months ago

2019 Tour de France to start from Brussels

PARIS (Reuters) - The 2019 Tour de France will start from Brussels, 50 years after Belgian great Eddy Merckx won the race for the first time, organisers said on Tuesday.

Cycling - Tour de France cycling race - The 17 km (10.5 miles) Stage 18 from Sallanches to Megeve, France - 21/07/2016 - The Tour de France logo is seen near the finish line during a mountain stage. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

The Tour departed from Brussels once, in 1958.

This year’s Tour sets off in Duesseldorf, Germany, on July 1.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ossian Shine

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