General Information

General Information

From 1st to 7th July, Brussels is the hosting the Grand Départ of the 2019 Tour de France, the third most viewed sporting event in the world, after the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup.

This is the second time the “Grand Départ” will take place in Brussels; the first was in 1958, the year of the Universal Exposition.

The event this year has a very special appeal for the European capital, as it is not only celebrating the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx's first victory, but also 100 years of the “yellow jersey”.

  • Tour de France in Brussels - programme and route

    Thursday 4 July

    • Official opening of the Fan Park at the Place de Brouckère
    • Presentation of the Tour de France 2019 teams in the Grand-Place

    Saturday 6 July

    • 1st stage: Brussels > Charleroi > Brussels – Road stage

    Sunday 7 July

    • 2nd stage: Brussels Palais Royal > Brussels Atomium – Team time trial

    Check here for details on the highlights which will be causing a stir in the capital throughout the week.

  • How will you get to Brussels?

    Wherever you're coming from and by whatever means of transport, here are the different ways of getting to Brussels.

  • Would you like to take part in the BXL Tour by bike?

    Find all the practical information you need for the Grand Départ 2019 on its official website:

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    For more general information on the Tour de France, visit:  

  • Any questions?

    If you have a question or you can’t find the information you need, Email the following address: