Le tour de France

After many many years, Barcelona will host the Tour de France. The world’s most important cyclist event will count with 4 cyclist that have already won at least one edition,  something that did not occur since Miguel Induráin‘s first win in 1991.

Carlos Sastre and Alberto Contador will assume the favourite role as they are the winners of the last 2 editions, but we should never forget another spaniard Óscar Pereiro (winner in 2006) and of course the greatest Tour cyclist ever, Lance Armstrong who won the course 7 times in a row (from 1999 to 2005). Armstrong (Austin Texas, 18/09/1971) will be the most impredictible cyclist as after being retired for 3 years, he has come back to fight. Maybe he will not win but, for those we love this sport and know him, we know he is a winner and he has not come to relax.


Next Thursday (09/07/09) the tour will arrive to Barcelona around 15:00 and will run over the following streets:

  • Rbla. Guipúscoa
  • Av. Meridiana
  • Consell de Cent
  • Pg. Sant Joan
  • Pg. Lluís Companys
  • Pg. Pujades
  • Pg. Picasso
  • Av. Marquès de l’Argentera
  • Pg. Isabel II
  • Pg. Colom
  • Pg. Josep Carner
  • Pl. Drassanes
  • Av. Paral·lel
  • Pl. Espanya
  • Av. Maria Cristina
  • Av. Marquès de Comillas
  • Pl this link. Sant Jordi
  • Av. Estadi

On Friday le Tour will leave starting at 11:00 at Plaza España and running through the following streets:

  • Plaça Espanya
  • Avinguda del Paral·lel
  • Ronda de Sant Pau
  • Comte d’Urgell
  • Gran Via
  • Passeig de Gràcia
  • Plaça de Joan Carles I
  • Jardins de Salvador Espriu
  • Gran de Gràcia
  • pPaça Lesseps
  • Av. Vallcarca
  • Ronda de Dalt
  • Carretera de St. Cugat

1 comment to Le tour de France

  • Sergio

    It was a pity that it rained, but still it was great to be able to see the Tour de France in Barcelona, really great!

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