Former Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh teams up with Alistair Griffin to produce The Song, official Tour de France Grand Depart song

The official Tour de France Grand Depart song, The Road, has been revealed, and it features former Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh and singer-songwriter Alistair Griffin.

Fans of German synth pioneers Kraftwerk – the band most associated with the Tour de France after their 1983 track dedicated to the race – may find themselves disappointed with the offering. Others may prefer it, of course.

The Road will be available to purchase from June 30.