Tour de France packs up for the long drive home

Race waves goodbye to Denmark and gets ready to move everything to Calais for race restart on Tuesday

Tour de France
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Before Dylan Groenewegen had even crossed the line to take the win on stage three of the Tour de France the teams and the organisation had already started to pack up and get ready for the near 1,000 km transfer to Calais. 

The race resumes on France’s northern coast on Tuesday, but before that everything from police motorcycles to TV trucks and a giant cuddly lion sat on top of a car needs to be moved through Northern Europe. 

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.