Women's Tour to start in Gent

The Tour de France is returning to Gent this summer, following the announcement that the women's version of the famed Grand Tour will commence in the Belgian city. In 2007 Quick-Step's Gert Steegmans won ahead of his more famous team-mate Tom Boonen when Stage 2 of the Tour arrived in Gent. But this year the Belgian city will be the site of the team presentation and departure of the first stage of La Grande Boucle Feminine, the women's Tour de France.

The participating teams will be presented on June 16, with the first stage departing from Gent the next day.

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