Düsseldorf to Host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France

Following in the footsteps of London, Dublin and Amsterdam the tradition of starting the world’s most famous cycle race outside of France continues in 2017, and this year it is the turn of Düsseldorf.

The Tour De France ceremonial start will be held in the capital city of North Rhine- Westphalia from 29th June to 2nd July 2017. Historically the pre-competition events are a huge draw for tourists, then on 1st July the competition begins in the city with the prologue followed by the second stage covering around 200km through the Neandertal valley to Mettmann on 2nd July.

The region is ready to welcome an influx of visitors, under the spotlight of this huge sporting event