The 2019 edition of the French Grand Tour is set to start in Brussels, Belgium, 50 years after Eddy Merckx won the race for the first time. More details have surfaced regarding the opening stages.
The race starts on Saturday, the 6th of July with a normal stage in Flanders and Wallonie that will be followed by a team time trial in the city of Brussels the day after.
The first stage includes the Muur van Geraardsbergen and that it will have a typical "Tour de Flanders" finish.
Greg van Avermaet told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad that he expects, which would allow him to wear the Yellow jersey in his country.