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Tour de France 2017: Marseille on the route

Marseille will host a 22.5km-long individual time trial for the most prestigious cycling race in the world: the Tour de France.On 22nd July, for the first time, Marseille will host a 22.5km-long individual time trial for the most prestigious cycling race in the world: the Tour de France.

The Orange Vélodrome of Marseille will be the starting and ending point of the segment, which is also the penultimate challenge before the finish line on the Champs Elysées in Paris. The cyclists will ride through the city’s most beautiful assets: passing by the beaches of the coastline, Avenue du Prado, the Borély park, the Corniche Kennedy then around the Old Port before climbing to Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, descending towards the Corniche again, and finally returning on the Prado back to the Orange Velodrome.

Numerous festive, sporting and musical animations will take place in the forecourt of the Orange Vélodrome.

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Claire Davis