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Tour de France is not over: Celebrate Jonas Vingegaard in Copenhagen and ride your own Grand Départ

Photo: Lars Moeller / Grand Depart Copenhagen 2022

Join Jonas Vingegaard in Copenhagen on Wednesday 27th of July at Rådhuspladsen and in the Tivoli Gardens. The Danish Tour de France winner will celebrate his victory in the city of this year’s Grand Départ - the most bicycle-friendly city in the world. 

Where to celebrate Jonas Vingegaard in Copenhagen on Wednesday the 27th of July


Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square) at 13:00 CET

Everyone is invited to the official celebration of Jonas Vingegaard in Copenhagen on Wednesday, 27 July. He will arrive at Rådhuspladsen - Copenhagen’s City Hall Square, the same square which marked the finish line of the Grand Depart route in Copenhagen – at 13:00. At 13.20 there will be a speech by the Mayor of Copenhagen, Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, and then Vingegaard will step out on the City Hall’s balcony at 13:45. 

“Tour de France 2022 started with a celebration along the wet streets of the most bicycle-friendly city in the world – Copenhagen – and the circle is now completed. The memories of over half a million people in our streets. The fascinating pictures, from the windy rides on the Storebælt’s bridge to the climbs on the Alps and the Pyrenees. Jonas Vingegaard hasn’t shown just will and personal strength, but also team spirit and sportive nobility. This Tour De France has shown everything we want to be known for as a cycling city and a cycling nation. It almost can’t get any better.” writes Copenhagen’s Mayor Sophie Hæstorp Andersen in a LinkedIn post. For press accreditation or questions, please contact Copenhagen Municipality’s Communication Consultant Mette Marie Bisgaard, tel. 2484 9624. 



Tivoli Gardens at 16:00 CET 

Both locals and travellers can also pay tribute to Jonas Vingegaard and this year's Tour de France Danish riders at Tivoli Gardens. The second oldest amusement park in the world is located in the heart of Copenhagen. This is where the team presentations took place on 29 June 2022. On Plænen, Jonas Vingegaard's victory as well as the overall best Danish Tour de France performance ever will be celebrated. The festive programme includes both interviews with the riders, as well as live performances. A normal entrance ticket to Tivoli Gardens is required to access the show, and access is on a first-come-first-served basis. 10% of entrance fees will be donated to charities Børns Vilkår and Børnetelefonen. It will be possible to arrange interviews with the Danish cyclists. Contact Tivoli’s press manager Torben Plank for more information: +45 2223 7440, 

Taste Jonas Vingegaard's mother in law's Tour de France cake

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The Danish Tour de France-winner Jonas Vingegaard’s mother-in-law Rosa Kildahl is an avid baker and former participant in the Great Danish Bake Off, Den Store Bagedyst. She has revealed that Jonas Vingegaard only likes to eat her special carrot cake, and now it’s possible for everyone to taste it. For a limited time, Copenhagen’s oldest patisserie, Conditori La Glace offers Rosa’s carrot cake on their menu.

It is called ‘Mother-in-law’s dream’ – a Danish saying of affection usually about a charming son-in-law. It is the first time La Glace, which dates back to 1870, serve carrot cake, and this version is based on the original recipe from Vingegaard’s mother-in-law. It has almonds, carrots and hazelnuts in it with a touch of chilli, and the cheese topping is lime and vanilla.

For the rest of the year, the patisserie also sells Tour de France-coloured macarons as a tribute to Tour de France – the yellow ones are with mango, the green ones are with mint and the polka dotted ones have the Danish dessert speciality ‘rødgrød med fløde’-taste (red pudding with cream).

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Download press photos of Jonas Vingegaard's mother-in-law's Tour de France cake.

Tour de France is not over: Ride your own Grand Départ in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is known as the world’s most bicycle-friendly city. With bicycle infrastructure including over 500 km of curb-separated bicycle lanes, car-free bike bridges, and bicycle rental available at most hotels in the city or through the city’s bike-sharing service, it’s easy to ride your own Tour de France Grand Départ in Copenhagen at a safe, leisure pace. The Copenhagen Grand Départ route is 13 km, with several stop opportunities underway. Find the map and the GPX file from the route at this link, and read more about what to experience along the route below. 

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Experiences along the Tour de France route in Copenhagen

  • The Botanical Garden - Denmark’s largest collection of living plants, a few steps from the Tour De France route in Copenhagen. It’s a free public green space to roam and relax filled with rare trees, shrubs and herbs. 
  • Kastellet – The Citadel of Copenhagen – It’s possible to walk on the top of the star-shaped military fortress of Copenhagen, a green area facing the most exciting part of the Copenhagen route: from The Little Mermaid stretch along the sea to the Gefion Fountain’s climb and descent.
  • The Gefion’s Fountain is at the end of the climb of the Copenhagen Tour De France stage, right by Kastellet. The Statue features a group of animals being driven by the legendary Norse goddess, Gefion. It is the largest monument in Copenhagen and is used as a wishing well. This is the only descent that riders had to face during Tour De France in the Danish capital. Please note that you will have to pull your bicycle, as it is not allowed to bike here.
  • The Royal Palace Amalienborg – an exciting stretch of the tour the France, which saw riders crossing the Queen’s residence on wet cobblestones. Don't miss the palace square where you can watch the unforgettable changing of the guards, taking place every day at 12:00. 
  • The Marble Church – right after the sharp turn on cobbles, riders were met with the majestic view of The Marble Church, Copenhagen’s church inspired by St. Peter’s Church in Rome. It is possible to visit the church as well as to walk to the top of the dome. 
  • Designmuseum Denmark – recently opened after two years of renovation, Designmuseum Denmark is a must for design enthusiasts visiting Copenhagen. Designmuseum Danmark offers displays of decorative art, crafts, and industrial designs from the Western world and Asia from the late Middle Ages and up to the present. 
  • Kayak Republic: For summer vibes, try seafood and drinks at Kayak Bar, located by Copenhagen’s canals along the route. Here you can also rent kayaks or lend a Green Kayak for free. All you need to do in exchange is to help keep the oceans clean by collecting plastic and weighing it afterwards. 
  • The Black Diamond in Copenhagen is one of the harbourfront’s key modern architecture attractions, and is an extension to the Royal Library, with a bookshop, restaurant, café and concert hall inside it. The Tour De France riders came sprinting right underneath its tunnel, which you can walk on top of when visiting the library. The views from the top of the Black Diamonds are stunning – you will see the harbour’s clean water through the glass façade leaning towards the sea, making for a perfect picture. 
  • Danish Architecture Center: the Tour De France Copenhagen route will take you by the Danish Architecture Center, which will take part in the UNESCO 2023 Copenhagen World Capital of Architecture program next year. A must-visit for architecture-interested visitors, the museum offers also a beautiful view over Copenhagen’s bicycle bridges and the city’s canals from its café. 
  • Glyptoteket: turning 125 years this year, Glyptoteket is a classic for art lovers. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek displays ancient and modern art in truly unique surroundings. Founded in 1888 by brewer Carl Jacobsen, the gallery faces the final sprint of the Tour De France Grand Depart, and it’s a perfect place to relax after your ride with its renewed winter garden.

Photo:Christoffer Rosenfeldt

Where to eat and drink along the Tour de France Grand Départ route

Copenhagen has been home to the world’s best restaurants for two years in a row. Find a list of food experiences along the Tour de France Grand Départ route below. 

  • The world’s best restaurant is located on the Tour de France Grand Départ route, according to the prestigious ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list. Restaurant Geranium was awarded first place in 2022 and holds 3 Michelin stars. 
  • Restaurant ARK, a green Michelin star since 2021, offers a fine-dining fully vegan experience located on the route, before the most biked intersection in the world at Dronning Louises Bro (Queen Louise’s Bridge). 95% of the food served here has not been bought but foraged or grown at Funga Farm, the restaurant’s own urban farm producing mushrooms for some of the best restaurants in Copenhagen. 
  • Experience down-to-earth street food through seven different cuisines at Seaside Toldboden – located right next to the Grand Départ’s climb to Gefion’s Fountain.  
  • Right after Gefion’s Fountain descent, you will find The Pescatarian, known for its seafood-focused menu as well as for its vegetarian options. 
  • Try a classical Danish speciality, smørrebrød at Restaurant Møntergade, close to the route and awarded 6 out of 5 stars by local Danish media for its gourmet version of a lunch classic. 
  • Experience top-quality French-inspired food at Restaurant Esmée in Kongens Nytorv. 
  • Have a drink by Harry Bell, the world's best bartender according to World’s 50 Best, at Sanders Tata cocktail bar. 
  • Some Copenhagen food and drink brands - Mikkeller, Coffee Collective, and Vin Supernaturel - have their own cycling club where they combine beer, coffee, and wine with cycling and for travellers to combine these things in moderate quantities.  
  • In the final part of the Copenhagen stage, don't forget the local bakeries. With Umiddelbar and Hart Brød + Baropening along the tour route, grab a dessert on the go.
Manon Les Suites

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Where to stay along Copenhagen’s Tour de France route

Hotel Kong Arthur (4 stars)

Manon Les Suites (5 stars) 

Babette Guldsmeden (4 stars) 

Hotel D’Angleterre (5 stars) 

NH Collection Copenhagen (5 stars) 

Nobis Hotel (5 stars) 

Hotel Alexandra (4 stars) 

Further information

  • Find more information about Copenhagen – the most bicycle-friendly city in the world here.
  • Get the official Tour de France Grand Départ media kit here and visit the official tour site here. 
  • Download press photos from Jonas Vingegaard's celebration in Copenhagen here.

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Photo: Lars Moeller / Grand Depart Copenhagen 2022

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