Copenhagen - French President Emmanuel Macron revealed on Wednesday while on a state visit to Denmark that the Tour de France cycling
race would soon embark from Copenhagen.
The world's biggest cycling race, which takes place over
three weeks every July, frequently sets off from a country outside France and
Brussels will host the opening stages of the 2019 Tour.
Copenhagen is a candidate to host the "Grand
Depart" in either 2020 or 2021.
Macron and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, a
cycling enthusiast, spent an hour riding around the Copenhagen waterfront on
The French president also offered his host the iconic yellow
jersey worn by Tour leaders and winners, signed by current champion Geraint
Thomas of Wales.
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme was in Macron's
delegation to Denmark.