A Dutch start to a French in­sti­tu­tion

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seemed to have gath­ered on the roads… Tens of thou­sands of spec­ta­tors in closed ranks, un­in­ter­rupted, for kilo­me­tres and kilo­me­tres, clap­ping, cheer­ing for ev­ery­thing that had to do with the tour, the cy­clists, the mo­tor­cy­clists…[in this way] they made a tri­umph of the first stage!”

Le Grand De­part Travel guide

The 2015 Tour de France is made up of 21 stages and will cover a to­tal dis­tance of more than 3,300 kilo­me­tres (2,050 miles). The first two stages take place in the Nether­lands, and is a great op­por­tu­nity to show the world that there is more to the coun­try than Am­s­ter­dam. The first stage starts on 4 July …but there is plenty to see and do, be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter. Fol­low the map and tips on the fol­low­ing pages to plan a unique way of dis­cov­er­ing the Nether­lands, as well this high­light of the French sport­ing cal­en­dar. »

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