Utrecht to stage Tour de France Grand Départ in 2015

The Tour de France 2015 will start in Utrecht, the event’s director Christian Prudhomme told Nos television.

This will be the sixth time the Tour, which is hugely popular in the Netherlands, will begin in a Dutch city.

Amsterdam hosted the first non-French Grand Départ in 1954. The capital was followed by Scheveningen (1973), Leiden (1978), Den Bosch (1996) and Rotterdam (2010.