Tour de France 2010 Rotterdam depart

The Tour de France has published details of its 2010 start in Rotterdam. Starting on July 3rd, the race kicks off with a short urban prologue before heading west into Belgium on stage one.

The direction taken by the Tour towards Belgium following its Dutch start means that first week stages in Great Britain, something strongly rumoured to be on the cards either in 2010 or 2011, remain very much a possibility.

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