2010 Tour de France start details announced

The 2010 Tour de France Grand Départ was presented today in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Race organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) made official the details of the first two days of the French Grand Tour, including the nine kilometre opening time trial in the Dutch harbour city on Saturday, July 3, 2010.

The 2010 Tour will be launched from the south side of Rotterdam, with the start ramp set up in Zuidplein, from where the riders will head north. The first stretch will take them to the Erasmus Bridge. At this point, a minor rise as well as a constant wind will play havoc with the riders' rhythms.

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