Copenhagen: the Tour de France's ride through history

Get set for this year's Grand Départ in Denmark and immerse yourself in the cycling city

Denmark and France flags on straw bales
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The Tour de France gets underway on Friday. Denmark is all set to play host for the opening three stages generating a lot of excitement in Copenhagen, the city of cycling and the place where bikes outnumber cars by five to one.

The city has been home to the kings of Denmark for centuries. All eyes will be on the opening time trial, with crowds waiting to see who will take the top step of the podium and be anointed king for the day in the races first Maillot Jaune (yellow jersey) in this famous capital city. 

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

He has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the recent Glasgow World Championships. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world and interviewed some of the sport's top riders. 

When not writing news scoops from the WorldTour, or covering stories from elsewhere in the domestic professional scene, he reports on goings on at bike shops up and down the UK, where he is based when not out on the road at races. He has also appeared on the Radio Cycling podcast.