June 18, 2007
Monaco kick-off for '09 Tour
Looks like the Tour will start in Monaco in 2009. Le Parisien reported today that the '09 prologue will be 15.2 kilometers through Monaco's streets.
Tour director Christian Prudhomme has said he wants to shift to more international starts, moving from 50-50 foreign/French to 3 international for every 2 French starts.
Next year's race starts in Brest, in the northwest Brittany region of France.
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Taking Le Tour to start in foreign countries is interesting, if only driven by marketing... but how on earth can the Tour de France start in Qatar?
Posted by: Greg at Jun 20, 2007 1:15:45 PM