June 14, 2005
ASO confirms Tour will see Germany in 2006
The Tour's organizers had previously announced that Strasbourg, near the French-German border, would be the host of the 2006 prologue and the start of Stage 1. But that's not all:
Tour race director-in-waiting Christian Prudhomme has confirmed that next year’s race will head into Germany after its opening days in Alsace.
Speaking during a visit to Austria, Prudhomme confirmed that the “2006 Tour will start in Strasbourg and some adventures in Germany are also expected.”
It's the first time something French has invaded Germany in 200 years.
Posted by: Jason O. at Jun 14, 2005 3:29:01 PM