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Lots to do in this finish city

The Hague is the proud finish town of the first stage of the Tour de France Femmes. After a big lap through the southwestern part of The Hague, the riders will receive a warm welcome in seaside resort Kijkduin. Besides the award ceremony for the first yellow jersey, there is a lot going on in the city on this day, and throughout the summer as a whole.

At the finish in Kijkduin, watching, experiencing and cheering will be at the center. The finish location will be the place for cycling-loving The Hague. Local entrepreneurs will provide catering, there will be street theatre and small cycling activities. The Zuiderpark in The Hague, which is part of the route, will be transformed into a huge cycling festival on 12 August.

There is something for everyone. For young and old, from culture to sports lovers and for people with and without disabilities. From a BMX track to a bike repair café and from a tricycle race to a graffiti workshop on ‘painting race slogans on the track’.

The Hague Summer of Sports Sportzomer
The Hague once again presents itself as the sports city by the sea this summer. This is because the Tour de France Femmes is part of the ‘Haagse Sportzomer’ (The Hague Summer of Sports). Together with the TeamNL

Sport Experience and the European Beach Volleyball Championship, these events, together with many other top sports events, ensure a summer full of sporting fun in The Hague. A summer in which the people of The Hague and visitors to The Hague experience sport, watch sport, get inspired by top athletes and hopefully also get moving themselves.

Get moving
The municipality of The Hague, like with other top sports events taking place in the city, is seizing the Tour de France Femmes as an opportunity to involve the local community (the ‘Hagenaars’) in the event and inspire them to get moving themselves. The Tour de France Femmes lends itself perfectly to stimulating bicycle use among the Hagenaars.


25 May: (La Fête du Tour) Sprint race at the Lange Voorhout
Different groups will compete against each other on bikes: politicians from The Hague, well-known Hagenaars, top athletes, children and young people, people with disabilities, cycling communities and passers-by.

All Wednesdays in May: Schools programme Tour de France Femmes
The schools programme consists of four road cycling activities for children from group eight of the primary schools (basisschool) to groups one and two of the secondary schools (middelbare school). Virtual cycling on the Champs-Élysées, cycling safety (smartphones, lights and music), VR warm-up and Game Time!

July and August: TeamNL Sport Experience
The TeamNL Sport Experience consists of free sports events where visitors are introduced to all kinds of different sports. This summer, the TeamNL Sport Experience will take place from 6 to 10 August on The Hague beach. Throughout July and August there are 11 days on various squares and sports accommodations throughout The Hague.

The Tour de France Femmes zone offers the following:
– Virtual rides on a race bike
– BMX parcours
– Fat tyre races
– Bike lessons
– Bike repairs
– Table with indoor trainer bikes
– Workshops slogans and t-shirts

Thematic week Zuiderpark Theatre
The Zuiderpark Theatre is transformed into a festival site every summer with all kinds of activities, performances, workshops, and special performances for children. From 6 to 8 August, the festival site is dedicated to the Tour de France Femmes. The programming consists of all kinds of cultural and sports activities related to cycling.

 Photo exhibition: Women from The Hague on bikes
In the city hall, the Zuiderpark and at Kijkduin, there will be an outdoor photo exhibition depicting women from The Hague riding bikes. Starting with Mien van Bree, who was a true pioneer in putting women’s cycling on the map. She personifies The Hague’s cycling history. Other portraits show powerful The Hague women from today on bikes. From a young talent to the junior cycling mayor, and from a volunteer cycling ambassador to a woman now working to promote women’s cycling. Beautiful portraits and powerful quotes show what cycling means to them.

All activities are free and aimed at creating involvement and activating participants to be roadside at the race route on 12 August, come to the sports zone in the Zuiderpark or give the riders a warm welcome during the finish at Kijkduin. There is a special focus here on neighbourhoods where sports participation is low.

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