Tour de France in Utrecht

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It seems impossible that you missed that the Tour de France started in Utrecht this weekend. But I did miss it, at least, I couldn’t be there! I was in Germany, so I couldn’t make a video to show you how the Tour started in my home town (I still call it that even though I’ve lived elsewhere for over 20 years now), as I did when Utrecht was the starting place of the Giro d’Italia in 2010.

But Utrecht organised the Tour very well and the publicity was also handled very well. So I am able to show you three videos that were especially made by the website TourdeFranceUtrecht that will give you a great overview of what the atmosphere was like in Utrecht.

The rides pass one of the annexes of Utrecht's city hall on Oudegracht. The riders pass one of the annexes of Utrecht’s city hall on Oudegracht.

Team Presentations

The first video is of the Team Presentations on…

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Bicycle parking at Delft Central Station

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Delft is now one of the Dutch cities with a bicycle parking facility to park 5,000 bicycles at the railway station. The symbiosis of the train and the bicycle is very successful in The Netherlands. The train covers a lot of distance fast and the bicycle makes it easy to reach many destinations in the last kilometre. The dense cycle grid and the perfect bicycle parking possibilities make the train-bicycle combination very competitive with the private car and it is therefore a vital element in the Dutch transportation system. Intercity trains run every 15 minutes in a large part of the country. This will be increased to every 10 minutes in the not so distant future. That is why much of the train-infrastructure is being updated extensively now. Many train stations have been or are being enlarged and renewed and a lot of lines get more tracks. Soon the Dutch…

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