Launched in 2003 to celebrate ‘La Grande Boucle’, the Tour de France Lunch is celebrating its 14th anniversary!
One of the highlights in both Melbourne's cycling community's and the corporate sector's calendars, the 2017 Tour de France Lunch will take place on Friday 21 July at Peninsula, Docklands from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. We are delighted to partner with Cycling Australia, SBS and BMC.
The event is not only a great opportunity to share your cycling passion with well-known professional cyclists, but also a chance to network with more than 600 guests from the French-Australian community. This year, we have the honour of welcoming The Hon. John Eren MP, Minister for Sport, and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, to celebrate our two countries shared passion of "La Grande Boucle".
Frederic Naud, Head Chef at Bistro Thierry will design a delicious signature Menu paired with French wine and cheese. Hosted by Gabriel Gaté, there will be plenty of entertainment at the Tour de France lunch including a skype interview with Cadel Evans and an exclusive panel discussion with Simon Jones, High Performance Director of Cycling Australia and Patrick Shaw, ex-cyclist and commentator who'll share their own unique insights into the race.
This year, we are also holding a silent auction, with part of the proceeds being donated to our charity partner, Tour de Cure. You could have the chance to win authentic French products, well-known wine from top wine estates and lots more!