The 2015 Tour de France will start in Utrecht, Netherlands, organisers of the world's biggest cycling race said today.

It will be the sixth time that the "Grand Depart" is held in the Netherlands and the sixth time in nine years that the race starts outside of France.

The 2014 Tour will start in Leeds, England, after London in 2007, Monaco (2009), Rotterdam (2010) and Liege in Belgium (2012).