January 24, 2006
It's official: London start for 2007 Tour
London mayor Ken Livingstone announced today that the 2007 Tour will, as expected, start in London. It will mark the 3rd time the Tour has visited England, and the first ever visit to the capital.
One interesting aspect to London's bid is the city's attempt to link the Grand Depart to increased cycle transport. Said Livingstone:
"I want London to become a world-class cycling city and Transport for London has increased investment in cycling from £5.5 million in 2000 to £24 million this year."
The route is to be announced February 9.
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Tracked on Jan 25, 2006 5:56:43 AM
I was shocked to hear about the tour statring in england. let alone it has happened in the past.
my personal feeling is if it is the tour de farance then let it be in france and start and end in france. I think that just jumping in to beable to say they started here is wrong.
Posted by: k miller at Jan 30, 2006 8:32:59 AM
I was glad to hear that the Tour is finally coming to The United Kingdom, i was Over whelmed that the tour may be in the City of london.
This is a great way to make people aware that Cycling is a great sport, healthy and fitness lifestyle which is easily adapted to each and every lifestyle.
Bravo im sure this will be as big as any other event.
Posted by: Colin at Jan 31, 2006 4:16:25 PM