The Tour de France 2017 started in Düsseldorf and the second stage led right through the neanderland on July the 2nd! On this part of the around 200 kilometres long stage, cyclist covered the mountains classification at Grafenberg, went further east, through Erkrath and the Neandertal, and finally back via Mettmann and Ratingen to Düsseldorf. Starting signal in Düsseldorf was at 12 noon, the peloton arrived in Neandertal valley at 12.50 pm. The Tour de France was a successful event for the neanderland and represented an excellent platform for the region to present itself worldwide. At the Neanderthal Museum a large family festival with public viewing took place. In addition, many providers offered an entertaining program for young and old. In the afternoon, administrator of the district of Mettmann Thomas Hendele cut the promised cake from the bike challenge.
Video about the 2nd stage