Skip to main content

Dusseldorf rolls out red carpet for Tour de France teams - Gallery

Image 1 of 54

Chris Froome of Great Britain and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland and Team Sky ride during the team presentation

Chris Froome of Great Britain and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland and Team Sky ride during the team presentation
Image 2 of 54

Movistar at the Tour de France teams presentation

Movistar at the Tour de France teams presentation
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 3 of 54

Alberto Contador and Koen de Kort

Alberto Contador and Koen de Kort
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 4 of 54

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 5 of 54

Katusha-Alpecin's Alexander Kristoff

Katusha-Alpecin's Alexander Kristoff
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 6 of 54

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 7 of 54

Esteban Chaves was all smiles as usual during Orica-Scott's presentation

Esteban Chaves was all smiles as usual during Orica-Scott's presentation
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 8 of 54

Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie)

Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 9 of 54

AG2R with new Belgian champion Oliver Naesen

AG2R with new Belgian champion Oliver Naesen
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 10 of 54

Arnaud Demare and his FDJ teammates

Arnaud Demare and his FDJ teammates
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 11 of 54

Bahrain-Merida

Bahrain-Merida
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 12 of 54

Slovakia's Peter Sagan (L) and Poland's Maciej Bodnar stand on stage during the team presentation ceremony

Slovakia's Peter Sagan (L) and Poland's Maciej Bodnar stand on stage during the team presentation ceremony
Image 13 of 54

Nacer Bouhanni leads Cofidis to the team presentation

Nacer Bouhanni leads Cofidis to the team presentation
Image 14 of 54

People attend the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany, on June 29, 2017,

People attend the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany, on June 29, 2017,
Image 15 of 54

Mark Cavendish greets fans at the Tour de France team presentation

Mark Cavendish greets fans at the Tour de France team presentation
Image 16 of 54

Alberto Contador parades during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany

Alberto Contador parades during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany
Image 17 of 54

Andre Greipel parades during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany

Andre Greipel parades during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany
Image 18 of 54

 Marcel Kittel (L) and his teammates parade during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany

Marcel Kittel (L) and his teammates parade during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany
Image 19 of 54

Romain Bardet parades during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany

Romain Bardet parades during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany
Image 20 of 54

 Mark Cavendish (L) takes a selfie picture next to Great Britain's Stephen Cummings as they stand on stage during the team presentation

Mark Cavendish (L) takes a selfie picture next to Great Britain's Stephen Cummings as they stand on stage during the team presentation
Image 21 of 54

Richie Porte leads BMC Racing to the Tour de France team presentation

Richie Porte leads BMC Racing to the Tour de France team presentation
Image 22 of 54

A man wearing an old French gendarme uniform performing rides with Germany's Marcel Sieberg (L) during the parade of the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf

A man wearing an old French gendarme uniform performing rides with Germany's Marcel Sieberg (L) during the parade of the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf
Image 23 of 54

A man wearing an old French gendarme uniform fights with a fake baguette as he performs during the parade of the team presentation

A man wearing an old French gendarme uniform fights with a fake baguette as he performs during the parade of the team presentation
Image 24 of 54

Peter Sagan rides through a sea of fans at the Tour de France team presentation

Peter Sagan rides through a sea of fans at the Tour de France team presentation
Image 25 of 54

Italy's Alberto Bettiol parades during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany

Italy's Alberto Bettiol parades during the team presentation ceremony in Dusseldorf, Germany
Image 26 of 54

Nairo Quintana of Colombia and Movistar Team rides during the team presentation for the 2017 Le Tour de France

Nairo Quintana of Colombia and Movistar Team rides during the team presentation for the 2017 Le Tour de France
Image 27 of 54

UAE Team Emirates

UAE Team Emirates
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 28 of 54

Huge crowds for the Tour de France teams presentation in Düsseldorf

Huge crowds for the Tour de France teams presentation in Düsseldorf
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 29 of 54

Greg Van Avermaet interviewed by Marcel Wüst

Greg Van Avermaet interviewed by Marcel Wüst
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 30 of 54

The Quick-Step Floors team

The Quick-Step Floors team
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 31 of 54

Team Katusha on stage at the Tour de France presentation

Team Katusha on stage at the Tour de France presentation
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 32 of 54

Movistar at the Tour de France teams presentation

Movistar at the Tour de France teams presentation
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 33 of 54

Chris Froome (Team Sky) rolls onto the stage

Chris Froome (Team Sky) rolls onto the stage
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 34 of 54

There were plenty of Polish fans at the Tour de France cheering for Michal Kwiatkowski

There were plenty of Polish fans at the Tour de France cheering for Michal Kwiatkowski
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 35 of 54

Team Sky at the Tour de France teams presentation

Team Sky at the Tour de France teams presentation
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 36 of 54

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) interviewed at the Tour de France grand depart

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) interviewed at the Tour de France grand depart
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 37 of 54

Trek-Segafredo surprised with an all-white jersey at the Tour de France

Trek-Segafredo surprised with an all-white jersey at the Tour de France
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 38 of 54

Team Sky on the stage in Düsseldorf

Team Sky on the stage in Düsseldorf
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 39 of 54

Orica-Scott on the stage

Orica-Scott on the stage
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 40 of 54

Lotto Soudal line up for the Tour de France presentation

Lotto Soudal line up for the Tour de France presentation
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 41 of 54

Bora-Hansgrohe with Peter Sagan, and German champion Marcus Burghardt.

Bora-Hansgrohe with Peter Sagan, and German champion Marcus Burghardt.
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 42 of 54

Movistar at the Tour de France teams presentation

Movistar at the Tour de France teams presentation
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 43 of 54

Fabio Aru (Astana)

Fabio Aru (Astana)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 44 of 54

Fabio Aru (Astana) in his Italian champion's jersey

Fabio Aru (Astana) in his Italian champion's jersey
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 45 of 54

Darwin Atapuma (UAE Team Emirates)

Darwin Atapuma (UAE Team Emirates)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 46 of 54

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) interviewed by Jens Voigt

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) interviewed by Jens Voigt
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 47 of 54

Cannondale-Drapac riders on the stage

Cannondale-Drapac riders on the stage
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 48 of 54

Michal Kwiatkowski, Luke Rowe and Chris Froome (Sky)

Michal Kwiatkowski, Luke Rowe and Chris Froome (Sky)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 49 of 54

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) waves

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) waves
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 50 of 54

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) waits for his turn on stage

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) waits for his turn on stage
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 51 of 54

It's been a while since the French flag flew on German soil

It's been a while since the French flag flew on German soil
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 52 of 54

Düsseldorf decked out for the Tour de France

Düsseldorf decked out for the Tour de France
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 53 of 54

Düsseldorf came out for the Tour de France presentations

Düsseldorf came out for the Tour de France presentations
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 54 of 54

Chris Froome lines up with his Team Sky teammates

Chris Froome lines up with his Team Sky teammates
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

The 22 teams set to take part in the 2017 Tour de France were presented Thursday in Düsseldorf as Germany prepares to host its first Grand Depart in three decades.

After a run of press conferences and the typical pre-race mind-games they entail, the Tour peloton had their chance to enjoy a celebratory evening on the banks of the Rhine River, with the performances and fanfare no Tour de France team presentation is complete without.

From Chris Froome to Peter Sagan, and in particular the 16 German riders on the start list, the stars of the race took to the stage to be officially welcomed by crowds of fans. For some riders, it was a chance to show off a new national champion's jersey in front of the fans for the first time.

A select few teams took advantage of the opportunity to unveil new kits as well, with Sky and Trek-Segafredo sporting fresh looks for the biggest event on the cycling calendar.