Successes Grand Depart Tour de France Rotterdam 01/07/2010 - 04/07/2010
Rotterdam turned yellow in the first week of July 2010!
From 1 to 4 July Rotterdam was the host city for the Grand Depart of the Tour de France. The motto of this biggest annual cycling event in the world was 'New Energy'. The programme started with the team presentation on the first of July and was followed with a day packed with activities for the inhabitants of Rotterdam. The prologue and the First Stage (with the start on the Erasmus Bridge) were the absolute highlights of this unique sporting event. With more than a million visitors this event was a once in a lifetime experience for Rotterdam City of Sport! During this week many side events for young and old have taken place. Not only to promote Rotterdam as the City of Sports, but more over to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Facts and Figures
Visitors: 1.000.000 over two days)
Winner prologue: Fabian Cancellara (Zwitserland)
Winner first étappe: Alessandro Petacchi
Dutch best: Nikki Terpstra (17e)
75 tv stations
70 radio stations
17.000.000 television viewers, over 170 countries