2007 Tour stage start in football stadium

Details of the first stages of the 2007 Tour de France in Belgium have leaked in the Belgian press. According to Sportwereld, the Tour stage on Tuesday, July 10 will be started in the football stadium of Waregem in the North of the country. "I talked to competition director Jean-Marie Pescheux about it, who seemed pleased with the idea," said Jef Braeckevelt, team director of Jartazi - 7Mobile. "If we have the race inscription on the field, the spectators on the tribunes get a unique view of the Tour stars."

Pescheux, for his part, is reported to visit the stadium next week on Thursday, after meeting with the organisers of the stage taking the peloton from Dunkerque to Gent on Monday, July 9. The 2007 Tour de France will be started in London, and the full route will be announced by organiser ASO in Paris in the end of October.

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