September 12, 2003
London has applied to host the opening stages of the Tour de France in 2006.
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has submitted plans to race organisers to stage the opening prologue time trial in central London.
The route would see riders starting and finishing on The Mall and take in Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge.
"Staging the Grand Depart in London in 2006 would be a great honour," said Livingstone. "We have submitted our proposal and are awaiting a decision from Tour organisers."
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Posted by: Alexis Starkey at Nov 3, 2003 9:40:22 PM