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On 22nd July 2017: experience the Tour at the Orange Vélodrome !

For the first time, Marseille will be hosting individual time trial event of the Tour de France. A final opportunity to see the race hierarchy flipped upside down or even to see the Yellow Jersey change hands, as it will be the penultimate stage before the finish at the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

During this historic stage, riders compete on a course passing through the finest scenery in Marseille, with the highlight being the start and finish within the legendary Orange Vélodrome. It’s the first time since 1978 that the Tour ends in a stadium.

To celebrate its 80th birthday, the Orange Vélodrome is returning to its original purpose: hosting cyclists. On 13th June 1937, the stadium was inaugurated in front of a crowd of 30,000 spectators with a bicycle race on the tracks designed for this purpose.

After hosting the first Tour de France in 1903, Marseille, which is now the European capital of sport, is reviving the tradition of major cycling races and is preparing to dedicate all of its passion to the Tour again.

On Saturday 22nd July, from 10:30am to 6pm, 67,000 spectators are expected to come and support the champions, free of charge, at the Orange Vélodrome.

 Programme for the day :

  • 10:30am : Event opens.
  • 11:15am : start of the Étape du Cœur (Heart Stage) with the organisation Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, which aims to allow disadvantaged children suffering from heart defects to receive treatment in France, including Marseille, when this would otherwise be impossible in their country. Big names and personalities from the sailing world will take to their bikes to accompany Tanguy de Lamotte, the organisation’s ambassador, as a way to highlight the "Marseille Ville d’Eau de Paris 2024".
  • 11:30am : publicity Caravan parade.
  • 1pm : start of the women's time trial, the 10 best cyclists of La Course by Le Tour organised on Thursday 20th July between Briançon and Izoard.
  • 1:45pm : the first rider sets off.
  • 5:30pm : arrival of the last rider.

Numerous festive, sporting, and musical events will punctuate the day within and on the forecourt of the Orange Vélodrome. An unprecedented show is also planned.
Various presents and surprises await you !
Full broadcast of the stage on huge screens!
Eating options available on-site.

Come and help us beat the Tour de France attendance record at the Orange Vélodrome !

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