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Gallery: Tour de France 2015 presentation in photos

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Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme announces the 21 stages of the 102nd edition

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme announces the 21 stages of the 102nd edition
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Riders pose in front of the 2015 Tour de France route in Paris

Riders pose in front of the 2015 Tour de France route in Paris
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He won't be racing the Tour in 2015 but Cadel Evans made an appearance at the route presentation

He won't be racing the Tour in 2015 but Cadel Evans made an appearance at the route presentation
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Riders on stage at the 2015 Tour de France presentation: Marcel Kittel, Tony Gallopin, Alexander Kristoff, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot, Jean-Christophe Peraud and Cadel Evans

Riders on stage at the 2015 Tour de France presentation: Marcel Kittel, Tony Gallopin, Alexander Kristoff, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot, Jean-Christophe Peraud and Cadel Evans
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Retired professional cyclist Joop Zoetemelk

Retired professional cyclist Joop Zoetemelk
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2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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A select group of riders including 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali on stage at the 2015 Tour de France presentation

A select group of riders including 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali on stage at the 2015 Tour de France presentation
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Astana manager Alexander Vinokourov made an appearance at the Tour de France 2015 presentation

Astana manager Alexander Vinokourov made an appearance at the Tour de France 2015 presentation
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Marcel Kittel (Giant - Shimano), Cadel Evans (BMC), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Marcel Kittel (Giant - Shimano), Cadel Evans (BMC), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme speaks to the audience about the

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme speaks to the audience about the
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President of the Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) Jean Etienne Amaury

President of the Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) Jean Etienne Amaury
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Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano)

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano)
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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
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Which one of these riders is going to win the most stages next year?

Which one of these riders is going to win the most stages next year?
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Riders gather on stage at the 2015 Tour de France presentation

Riders gather on stage at the 2015 Tour de France presentation
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Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans

Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans
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President of the Amaury Sport Organistation (ASO) Jean-Etienne Amaury

President of the Amaury Sport Organistation (ASO) Jean-Etienne Amaury
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Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme

Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme
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Mayor of Utrecht Jan van Zanen says a few words

Mayor of Utrecht Jan van Zanen says a few words
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2015 Tour de France presentation

2015 Tour de France presentation
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Mayor of Utrecht Jan van Zanen presents the departure city of the 2015 Tour de France

Mayor of Utrecht Jan van Zanen presents the departure city of the 2015 Tour de France
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2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali

2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali
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Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme

Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme
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2015 Tour de France map

2015 Tour de France map
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2015 Tour de France presentation - Christian Prudhomme (Fra) Tour de France Director ASO

2015 Tour de France presentation - Christian Prudhomme (Fra) Tour de France Director ASO
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Greg Van Avermaet at the 2015 Tour de France presentation

Greg Van Avermaet at the 2015 Tour de France presentation
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A large audience watches the 2015 Tour de France presentation

A large audience watches the 2015 Tour de France presentation
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Marcel Kittel, Cadel Evans, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot and Tony Gallopin

Marcel Kittel, Cadel Evans, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot and Tony Gallopin
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2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali

2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali
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Sprinters Mark Cavendish and Alexander Kristoff

Sprinters Mark Cavendish and Alexander Kristoff
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2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali and third placed Thibaut Pinot

2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali and third placed Thibaut Pinot
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Vincenzo Nibali watches the 2015 Tour de France route being unveiled

Vincenzo Nibali watches the 2015 Tour de France route being unveiled
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Mark Cavendish, Alexander Kristoff and Marcel Kittel

Mark Cavendish, Alexander Kristoff and Marcel Kittel
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Mark Cavendish, Alexander Kristoff and Marcel Kittel at the 2015 Tour de France presentation

Mark Cavendish, Alexander Kristoff and Marcel Kittel at the 2015 Tour de France presentation
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102nd Tour de France 2015 Presentation Christian Prudhomme TDF Director and Jan van Zanen (Ned) Mayor departure city Utrecht

102nd Tour de France 2015 Presentation Christian Prudhomme TDF Director and Jan van Zanen (Ned) Mayor departure city Utrecht
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The 2015 Tour de France route was unveiled in a formal presentation held at the Palais des Congress in Paris on Wednesday. The race will depart from Utrecht on July 4 and conclude along the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 26.

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, President of race organiser Amaury Sport Organisation Jean-Etienne Amaury and Jan van Zanen, Mayor of the departure city Utrecht, gave speeches before the unveiling of the 21 stages that includes one individual time trial and one team time trial along with eight mountain stages.

2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), who is considering a Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double, was present at the unveiling of the 102nd edition of the French Grand Tour along with runner-up Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and third placed Thibaut Pinot (FDJ.fr).

Sprinters Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) were also in the audience along with 2011 overall winner Cadel Evans (BMC) and stage winner Tony Gallopin (Lotto Belisol).

View the 2015 Tour de France presentation gallery here.