Tour de France 2017 Route stage 2: Düsseldorf (Ger) - Liège (Bel)

Tour de France 2017 stage 2Sunday, 2 July 2017 - At 203.5 kilometres, the route of the 2nd stage 2 in the Tour de France runs from Düsseldorf, Germany, to to Liège, Belgium. Expect the race to come down to a bunch sprint on the Boulevard de la Sauvenière in the Walloon town.

In 2012, the Tour de France started with a prologue in Liège. Fabian Cancellara powered to the win, besting Bradley Wiggins by 6 seconds. In the 2nd stage of this year’s edition the most likely outcome in Liège is a bunch sprint.

Albeit the finish line is on Belgian soil, the major part of stage 2 is played out in Germany. Following the start in Düsseldorf the peloton sets out on a local round taking in the Grafenberg, which is a 1,4 kilometeres hill at 4.5%. After a last goodbye in Düsseldorf the riders head for Mönchengladbach – scene of the intermediate sprint – to cross the border to Belgium shortly after Aachen.

The finish is on the wide Boulevard de la Sauvenière in Liège.

The first three riders on the line take time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds.

Read also: results/race report 2nd stage 2017 Tour de France.

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  • Patrick Cafferty says:

    Where in the city of Liege is the finish line? Does anyone have thoughts as to where is best to see the riders in Liege? Lastly, around what time is the peloton expected in Liege? It’s my first time actually being able to travel to the tour so any thoughts are welcomed.

    • Harmen Lustig says:

      Boulevard de la Sauvenière, that’s the finish line

    • Hendrik Eppinga says:

      Hi Patrick,
      The details about the finishline are not known yet.
      We hope they will come soon.
      The finish is most probably between 17:00 and 17:30.

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