Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh features on official Tour de France Grand Départ song (+ videos)
Teams up with fellow Yorkshire native Alistair Griffin
Former Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh is teaming up with fellow Yorkshire native Alistair Griffin for the official song of the Grand Départ of the 101st Tour de France, called The Road.
Walsh, who is expecting her first child, has been involved in songs marking major sports events before. Ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, she recorded a cover of Queen’s One Vision with the tenor Alfie Boe, used as the anthem of Team GB.
Just last month, she joined fellow pop stars and several former England footballers to record a version of Take That song Greatest Day, the FA’s official song for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer.
She broke the news of her involvement in The Road on Twitter, posting a series of pictures of the video shoot.
A short video preview of the song has already been released, incorporating footage from a promo film shot for Welcome to Yorkshire that was shown at the presentation of the route of this year’s race last October in Paris, featuring York-based frame builder Ricky Feather and some spectacular scenery.
Both videos appear below. The Road will be released on 30 June and can be pre-ordered for £3.99 here.