The Tour de France will begin in Rotterdam next July, and if that is not amazing enough, the race will actually go through the building I am currently residing in, Het Poortgebouw!
Here is information about the route of the tour, in particular the grand depart in Rotterdam. The mayor of Rotterdam, Ivo W. Opstelten, wrote:
The Grand Départ of the Tour de France also gives us an opportunity to draw attention to another of the city’s ambitions. Under the motto “New Energy”, we are creating a link between sustainability, exercise, health and youth and the sport of cycling. The world needs new energy – sustainable energy that emits less CO2; new energy from cycling for and by the youth of Rotterdam.
That is right up my alley. Check out the pretty sweet flyover of the Tour’s route:
Expect to see big things on the roof of Het Poortgebouw on the 3rd of July in 2010!