Grand Départ 2019 Official Fan
For over 20 years, Thalys has contributed to bringing together the cultures and economies of its four European countries. As the Tour de France is well-known to our Belgian, German, Dutch and French customers, we are proud to be a Grand Départ 2019 Official Fan. The race will begin in Brussels, include two stages in Belgium and arrive in Paris, so that participation in this particularly symbolic event was an obvious choice. Beyond all this symbolism, the Tour de France is famous for being a generous and optimistic event with a human dimension, which are all reflected in Thalys’s welcoming approach. Shared values which also include supporting sustainable mobility.
To celebrate the occasion, one of our engines has been wearing the Yellow Jersey since 28 March and will continue to circulate on the Thalys network until the day of the Grande Arrivée, 28 July.
The 2019 Tour de France is also a time of celebration: the 100th anniversary of the race itself and the 50th anniversary of the first victory of Belgian rider Eddy Merckx. To ensure both are duly celebrated, many surprises await you! Discover the full schedule of activities in Brussels on the occasion of the Grand Départ!