Tour de France Fan Park coming to Canary Wharf during race's final week

Enjoy the final week's action from the Alps and Paris on the big screen + much more - entry is free

by Simon_MacMichael   June 18, 2013  

Tour de France Fan Park 2013 poster

Cycling fans in or near London who are unable to get to the Alps in person to watch the final week’s action unfold in the Tour de France next month can watch all the drama at a Fan Park open at Canary Wharf from 15 to 21 July.

Entry is free, with the Fan Park open daily from 10.30am to 10.00pm, and later still on the final day due to that unprecedented evening finish on the Champs-Elysées.

Besides a big screen showing live coverage and highlights of stages, there will be photo exhibitions, exclusive features from the Tour, and stands showcasing not only French regional produce, but also those of Yorkshire as it prepares to host the Grand Départ next year. Appearances are also promised from leading names of sport and beyond.

The Fan Park, located on Wood Wharf, actually opens on the Tour’s second rest day, when the big screen will presumably show highlights of what promises to be a belter of a stage on Mont Ventoux the previous day.

We’d expect it to prove popular, coinciding as it does with stages including that double ascent of the Alpe d’Huez on Thursday 18 July, and of course the finale in Paris on Sunday 21 July with Mark Cavendish aiming for a fifth straight win on the Champs Elysées prior to the winner of the maillot jaune in the 100th Tour de France being crowned in front of the Arc de Triomphe.

You can keep up to date with the Tour de France Fan Park through its website and Facebook page.

 

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free drugs?

posted by hagenorden [43 posts]
18th June 2013 - 14:19

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So let me get this straight... Bankers ruin the world yet get to benefit during the TdeF? Why can't they set up one of these screens in a different part of town where other people can see it too?

posted by Yennings [107 posts]
19th June 2013 - 9:38

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Yennings wrote:
So let me get this straight... Bankers ruin the world yet get to benefit during the TdeF? Why can't they set up one of these screens in a different part of town where other people can see it too?

in the spirit of the Tour, I think the only answer is c'est la vie.

Sorry.

posted by Not KOM [79 posts]
19th June 2013 - 17:15

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