1. 00:00 Mid of news conference announcing the Tour de France departure in Dusseldorf in 2017
2. 00:13 Wide of news conference
3. 00:18 SOUNDBITE: (French) Christian Prudhomme, Tour de France director:
"Dusseldorf, the little Paris. We are very happy and very proud. 'Wir sind Froh, wir sind stolz' (We are happy, we are proud: German). For the first time since thirty years Le Grand Depart will take place in Germany."
4. 00:35 Mid of people watching highlights of previous Tour De France editions outside France
5. 00:42 SOUNDBITE: (French) Christian Prudhomme, Tour de France director:
"In the past years we witnessed a revival of German cyclists. In the past five years the country that has won the most stages is Germany. They have won 24 stages of Tour de France in the past five years. Six in the last edition, seven the year before and six again the year before that. And with a preference for the opening stage."
6. 01:05 Mid of people watching highlights of Tour de France at news conference
7. 01:11 SOUNDBITE: (French) Christian Prudhomme, Tour de France director:
"I have gave you the choice Thomas asking whether you prefer an individual time trial or a team time trial. Even though we never opened the Tour with a team time trial. I suspect that behind your decision to organise an individual time trial you were thinking that the three time world champion of the time trial Tony Martin, that came second in Utrecht last year, could do a beautiful yellow shirt (German: "We shall see")."
8. 01:44 Set up shot of Thomas Geisel, mayor of Dusseldorf
9. 01:49 SOUNDBITE: (German) Thomas Geisel, Mayor of Dusseldorf:
"It is a great opportunity for the town of Dusseldorf, this beautiful town in the middle of Europe. We are expecting a million people maybe even more enthusiasts of cycling in Dusseldorf, North-Rhine Westphalia. and in Belgium, the Netherlands and France of course. And you are all welcome."
Tour de France organisers announce that 2017 Tour de France will begin in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Thursday (14 January).
The 2017 Tour de France will start with a short time trial in the streets of Duesseldorf, offering German rider Tony Martin an opportunity to grab the yellow jersey in front of his home fans.
Tour organisers unveiled details of the opening stage on Thursday (January 14) after announcing in December that the Grand Depart would take place in Germany for the fourth time in the race's century-old history.
A three-time time trial world champion, Martin should thrive on the 13-kilometre urban course taking the riders down the banks of the Rhine river on July 1, 2017.
The last time the three-week race started in Germany was in 1987.
The second stage of the race will start from Duesseldorf, with the stage finish to be revealed at the route presentation in October.