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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx winning the race for the first time, the 106th edition of the Tour de France will leave from Brussels' Grand Place then go through Wallonia.
The Tour de France 2019 segments in Belgium and Wallonia
July 6, 2019: Bruxelles - Charleroi - Bruxelles (192 km)
From Brussels, the cyclists will then go through La Hulpe, Genappe, Villers-la-Ville, Gosselies, Courcelles, Seneffe, Ronquières, Braine-le-Comte and Enghien before facing the Flandres. The arrival point will be the Palace of Laeken.
July 7, 2019: Brussels - Brussels (27 km)
Race against the clock by teams, between the Palais Royal and the Atomium.
July 8, 2019: Binche - Epernay (214 km)
An iconic cycling location, Binche traditionally hosts the Fleche Wallone and will be the starting point of this third segment.
The 100th anniversary of the Maillot jaune, an exhibition at the Espace Wallonie
To celebrate, the Espace Wallonie will present between March 28 and July 14, 2019, a fascinating exhibition on the 100th anniversary of the Maillot Jaune. It pays tribute to the 15,059 sports enthusiasts who joined the race and its 3,228 giants. Many Belgian cyclists have proudly worn the maillot jaune, the most famous being Eddy Merckx.