The Tour de France 2017 will continue the trend of recent years with a Grand Départ outside of France.
The race will start in Dusseldorf, Germany on Saturday July 1, with an individual time trial of 13.8km.
Dates: July 1-23, 2017
Grand Départ: Dusseldorf, Germany
Finish: Paris, France
TV coverage (UK): Eurosport, ITV4
This opening stage will give time trial
specialists with no overall aspirations the chance to pull on the yellow jersey, and will also set a benchmark for which GC contenders appear to have the best legs.
Defending champion Chris Froome
(Team Sky) is an accomplished time triallist, so the opening TT will be a chance for him to put some early time into the likes of Nairo Quintana
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