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2 June 2022

Pylons in yellow mark the start of the Tour de France one month from now

Precisely one month from now, the Tour de France, the world’s greatest cycle race, will reach the Storebælt Bridge. In the second stage of the race, the cyclists will compete to be the first to cross the finish line in Nyborg.

To mark this special occasion, the Storebælt Bridge’s 254m high pylons will be illuminated in yellow between 22:00 and 04:00.

From now on, road users will be able to see the illuminated pylons on weekend nights leading up to the great race. The spectacle is part of Sund & Bælt’s campaign to keep the general public informed about the race and its impact on traffic during one of the busiest travel weekends of the summer.

"The Storebælt Bridge is the lifeblood for traffic across Denmark, which is why we’re doing our utmost to inform our customers about the closure of the link for five hours when the Tour de France crosses the bridge on 2 July. The illuminated yellow pylons will serve as a highly visible reminder to motorists,” says Lene Gebauer Thomsen, Head of Communications at Sund & Bælt.

From Friday 24 June until the start of the Tour, the pylons will shine yellow every night to welcome the cyclists across the bridge.

On the day of the race itself, Saturday 2 July, the Storebælt Bridge will be closed between 13:00 and 18:00. Read more about how the race will affect traffic on Storebælt’s themesite for The Tour.

Facts about the pylon lighting

  • The lighting was replaced this spring with the latest LED light technology, which will generate energy savings of around 3.3 GWh during the estimated service life. This corresponds to the electricity consumption of around 2,100 people over one year.
  • Around 396 lamps on the East Bridge’s pylons and anchor blocks were replaced.
  • The new LED fluorescent tubes have a burn time of 100,000 hours. The previous lighting had a burn time of 70,000 hours.
Language: English

Language: English