February 09, 2006
London Grand Depart details released
Details of the 2007 Tour de France “Grand Depart” from London were released today.
The Tour's opening ceremonies will be in Trafalgar Square July 6, 2007. The 8-kilometer prologue will start there, and take in Downing Street, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and Hyde Park, finishing on The Mall near the palace.
Stage 1, a 200-km day for the sprinters, on July 7, will begin on The Mall, passes the London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London, out through Greenwich and finishes at Canterbury.
Discussions are underway on how best to memorialize the 2nd anniversary of the London transit bombings, which were July 7, 2005.
"Having the Grand Depart on July 7 will broadcast to the world that terrorism does not win, it does not change a city, it does not shake our faith," Livingstone said. "There will be no better way of celebrating the unity of humanity than this great sporting event in this city on that day."
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