This Sunday 16 June, Place des Palais in the heart of Brussels will host the start of the BXL TOUR cycle race through the city’s streets.
Coming hot on the wheels of the Tour de France Grand Départ, the race will follow almost the same route as the team time trials on Sunday 7 July!
The finishing line is 40 km away on Avenue du Gros Tilleul, a stone’s throw from the Atomium.

From 8:00 to 14:00, several places and major roads will be temporarily closed to traffic, with effects in various areas of the Brussels Region. In consultation with Brussels Mobility, STIB and the police, comprehensive measures are being taken to inform the public in advance and in real time.
• Screens placed at the entrances to various Brussels tunnels are already highlighting the event.
An interactive map can be found here
• Real-time information will be provided via Twitter @zpz_polbru
• On race day, the organizing team can be contacted on the phone number 02/318.64.70.
• All available information on the various car parks (including park-and-ride) is already accessible via,,
• This Sunday, the route of BXL TOUR will be integrated in the apps Waze and Google Maps, these two will play an important roll in the guidance through the streets of Brussels.

Which roads will be closed?

• Boulevard du Centenaire, between Place Louis Steens and Square de l’Atomium: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16.
• Place des Palais: Sunday 16 from 6:00 to 13:00.
• Rue and Tunnel Belliard (*), Avenue de Tervuren (*), Boulevard du Souverain, Boulevard Général Jacques, Boulevard Auguste Reyers, Boulevard Lambermont, Avenue Van Praet, Avenue du Parc Royal, A12 motorway exits towards Brussels: Sunday 16 from 8:00 to 14:00

(*) Note that Tunnel Tervuren will only be closed in the direction of Tervuren and Tunnel Montgomery only towards Reyers. Rond-point Montgomery will remain open.

For how long?

The route will only be closed when the racers are in the vicinity. The roads will gradually reopen after the racers and broom wagon have passed. Full details of the route closure, section by section, can be found on

The route can be crossed at various points

• Crossing by Tunnel Trône (all tunnels in the inner ring road will remain accessible).
• Rond-point Montgomery overground.
• Pedestrian and cyclist crossing via La Balade Verte on Pont du Musée du tram.
• Crossing on Viaduc Herrmann-Debroux.
• Crossing overground above Tunnel Boileau.
• Crossing overground above Tunnel Georges Henri.
• Crossing by the tunnel leading from the E40 towards the Centre.
• Crossing under Boulevard Lambermont via Chaussée de Haecht.
• Crossing under Boulevard Lambermont via Chaussée de Helmet.
• Crossing under Pont Van Praet via Quai des Usines.
• Crossing Avenue de Vilvorde via Rampe du Lion.

You can find the plan with the cross points here

Parking will be suspended along all roads on the route.

What are the best ways to get around on the day?

There will be several diversions to help accommodate users.

However, driving in Brussels is NOT recommended this Sunday between 8:00 and 14:00. Other means of transport should be used:
• Cycling is especially encouraged on the day. Parking information and terms available on
• Bikes and scooters can be hired via various websites or apps: Villo!, Blue Bike, Bike Citizens, Billy Bike, Uber Jump, Scooty, Lime, Tier, Dott and Flash/Circ.
• The STIB is planning suspensions and diversions on some of its lines. More information available on
• With no fewer than 33 stations across Brussels, the train is also a great way to get around the capital. What’s more, the Weekend Ticket provides half-price return travel. Information on and
• De Lijn and TEC networks: /