Stage 1 – 194.5 km (121 miles) – Flat
The second Grand Départ held in Brussels after the one in 1958 will honor one of the country’s specialty: sprinting! Despite the fact that the day’s visit will take the riders on the roads of the Flemish classics, the perspective of a bunched finish in front of the Royal Palace remains the most likely. But a solo exploit can’t be excluded.
– C. Prudhomme