Zepuntke on a mission to start 2017 Tour de France in Düsseldorf

Ruben Zepunkte (Cannondale)

Ruben Zepunkte (Cannondale) (Image credit: Jean-François Quénet)

Prior to embarking to Australia where he'll be joined as a visitor at the Santos Tour Down Under by Yorkshire's cycling honcho Sir Gary Verity, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme attended the launch of the 2017 Grand Départ in Düsseldorf, Germany. Like on every visit to a city, he met the mayor Klaudia Zepuntke (SPD, the social democrat party). In Adelaide, he might bump into her son Ruben who's busy racing and building his pro career with Cannondale.

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