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June 18, 2007

Monaco kick-off for '09 Tour

ABC News | Tour de France starts in Monaco in 2009

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.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 18, 2007 in About the Tour, Top Stories, Tour de France 2009 | Permalink


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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