2015 Tour de France opens with a 13.7km time trial

Chris Froome, Tour de France 2013, stage 17 TT

The 2015 Tour de France will start with a 13.7-kilometre time trial in the Dutch city of Utrecht, organiser ASO announced today.

Race director, Christian Prudhomme told the AFP news agency, "After two editions with road stages, we return to the tradition of racing against the clock."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.