Tour de France mania in Brussels

It's official a half a million people massed in Brussels today to watch the riders in the Tour de France.  That's the same number as yesterday, the first day of the Tour!

Sunday was team time trial day with the Tour de France teams making from the Royal Palace of Brussels to the Ter Kameren Wood and back through the centre to reach the finish at the Heizel.

The first team Ineos got underway at 14:30 CEST and reached the finish at the Atomium in a time of 29’18”.

Brussels police counted no fewer than 60,000 foreign visitors along the route.

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