Britain Has Become A Cycling Nation Ahead oF Tour

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 04, 2014 (AFP) - British cycling coach Dave Brailsford said the country has become a "cycling nation" ahead of the Tour de France departure from Leeds on Saturday. Brailsford, the general manager at Team Sky, who resigned from his role as British performance director earlier this year, said the journey that Britain had embarked … [Read more...]

Britain Gets Second Grand Tour Start In 2014

BELFAST, United Kingdom, Feb 21, 2013 (AFP) - Another of cycling's biggest races will start in Britain next year after organizers announced on Thursday that the Giro d'Italia will be flagged off in Northern Ireland. The 2014 edition of one of the sport's three Grand Tour races will begin in Belfast on May 10, kicking off three days of action that will also include a stage finishing in … [Read more...]

Three British Stages To Open Tour de France 2014

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PARIS, Jan 17, 2013 - The 2014 Tour de France will start with a stage between Leeds and Harrogate in the northern English county of Yorkshire on July 5, organisers of cycling's most prestigious and gruelling race announced on Thursday. As will be the case for the 2013 edition, Tour director Christian Prudhomme again opted against a traditional time-trial or prologue opener which … [Read more...]