Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tour de France 2010 in Rotterdam

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!

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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 D├ępart 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!