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Here’s what YOU thought would be the perfect start to the Tour de France

Here’s what YOU thought would be the perfect start to the Tour de France

We asked Cycling Weekly readers how they would devise the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. And here’s what they said… Andre Greipel wins stage two of the 2015 Tour de France A hotly-debated topic among cycling fans is what exactly would make the ideal start to the Tour de France .

Every year we see complaints that the Grand Départ of Le Tour was too easy, too hard, not in France, not in the right part of France, had a time trial, didn’t have a time trial, etc…

So we decided to ask Cycling Weekly readers exactly how they would fashion their ideal first three stages of the Tour, and below is a selection of their answers.

Agree? Disagree? Tell us what your ideal Tour de France Grand Départ would look like in the comments box below.

Stage 1 along the Belgian coastline for crosswinds, giving the sprinters a chance to win, but with tough racing. A stage in Flanders finishing on the Mur and then a stage in the Ardennes.
Jack Beavis
Stage 1: Inverness to Perth through the Cairngorm’s. Stage 2: Glasgow to Edinburgh through southern uplands and Scottish borders. Stage 3: individual time trial in […]

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