Comment Mayeur et Courtois ont décroché le Grand départ du Tour de France

Les 6 et 7 juillet, Bruxelles accueille les deux premières étapes de la Grande boucle. C’est la Ville sous l’ère Mayeur qui a acheté le plateau du Tour pour cinq millions d’euros. Face à Copenhague et à la Vendée, la Belgique d’Eddy Merckx a été plus forte. Récit.

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Belgium's cycling champion Eddy Merckx (C), Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo (L) and Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur (2-R) ride bicycles on the occasion of a press conference announcing that Brussels will be the departure city for the Tour de France in 2019, at the Town Hall of Brussels on May 30, 2017. - The 2019 Tour de France will start in Brussels in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first of Eddy Merckx's five victories, organisers said May 30. Brussels has hosted the Grand Depart once before, in 1958. It will be the 23rd time a country outside France has been chosen for the start of cycling's most famous stage race and the fifth time from Belgium. (Photo by THIERRY CHARLIER / AFP)
Belgium's cycling champion Eddy Merckx (C), Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo (L) and Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur (2-R) ride bicycles on the occasion of a press conference announcing that Brussels will be the departure city for the Tour de France in 2019, at the Town Hall of Brussels on May 30, 2017. - The 2019 Tour de France will start in Brussels in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first of Eddy Merckx's five victories, organisers said May 30. Brussels has hosted the Grand Depart once before, in 1958. It will be the 23rd time a country outside France has been chosen for the start of cycling's most famous stage race and the fifth time from Belgium. (Photo by THIERRY CHARLIER / AFP) ©AFP
Les 6 et 7 juillet, Bruxelles accueille les deux premières étapes de la Grande boucle. C’est la Ville sous l’ère Mayeur qui a acheté...

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