The Tour visits Würselen

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The Tour de France 2017 will pass through Würselen on July 2. This page gives some information about the route through Würselen and highlights some places of interest.

 The route of this second stage from Düsseldorf to Lüttich (Liege) will reach Würselen at its village entrance on the Neusener Straße in Linden-Neusen. (There is a map that indicates the route including the profile at the end of this page.) On their way, the racing cyclists will follow the L136 though Broichweiden reach after about 5,4 km the village exit at the so-called 'Kaninsberg'.

Some history

It is not the first time the Tour visits Würselen. In 1992, during the 8th stage of 79th Tour de France on Juli 12, the tour passes Würselen on its way from Valkenburg to Koblenz. Then, the Tour faces Aachen and followed nearly the same route in the opposite direction. However, in Weiden the tour turned to the right to go to Eschweiler along the L223 passing the air field Merzbrück.

Pictures along the route

 

village entrance
The Tour enters Würselen

Linden-Neusen
In Linden-Neusen

"Traffic
Traffic island island in Linden-Neusen

Vorweiden
Vorweiden

 Border stone Aachener Reich
At the Jodukusplatz the route enters the former Aachener Reich.
The picture shows the old border stone.

In Weiden
The route in Weiden

 Round about at Aachener Kreuz
The roundabout 500 m before leaving Würselen

If you are interested in some more pictures along the route, please have a look at the picture map reference on this site. You will find a lot of city views to get an impresssion of the way through Würselen. These picture include some views on the highlights there. Looking at the pictures using this page has the advantage that they have a description there and that a zoom to a full screen view is provided.

Neusen 700 Years

During the pass-through od the Tour de France the people of Neusen fill have a festival to celebrate their “700 years Neusen”. Therefore, there will be a lot of fans of the tour just around the traffic island in Linden-Neusen. The lawn in front of St. Nikolaus, the church in Linden-Neusen will suffer a lot.

Route Facts

Terrain profile

The terrain is flat. There are no challenges that should be observed.

Road condition

No particular problems. However, the pavement is inhomogeneous and a patchwork of new and old asphalt.

Obstacles

The tour will have to pass (straight ahead each) two roundabouts. Driving on the right or left side does not matter.

There is a significant narrowing of the road caused by a traffic island at Linden-Neusen. A lot of spectators will be there due the city festival on the occasion of “700 years Neusen”.

Map and profile

5.4 km, n/a

 


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