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2019 Tour de France to start from Brussels

Brussels has been chosen as the starting point for the 2019 Tour de France cycling classic.

2019 Tour de France to start from Brussels

Brussels has been chosen as the starting point for the 2019 Tour de France cycling classic.

The 2019 Tour de France will start from Brussels, 50 years after Belgian great Eddy Merckx's victory in the cycling classic for the first time, organisers said on Tuesday.

The Tour has begun from Brussels once before - in 1958.


This year's Tour sets off on July 1 from Dusseldorf in Germany.

The Tour will return home for the 2018 start from the Passage du Gois in western France.

The 2019 race will also mark 100 years since the creation of the race leader's yellow jersey.

Merckx, with a record 34 Tour stage wins, won the Tour five times along with Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.

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