Tour de France Grand Depart Trophy Arrives In Leeds

LEEDS, United Kingdom, Jan 09, 2014 (AFP) - Leeds, the northern English venue for the start of this year's Tour de France, took delivery of the Grand Depart trophy on Thursday. The eyes of the cycling world will be on Leeds in some six months' time when the 2014 Tour starts on July 5, with Britain's Chris Froome set to defend the title he won last year. In all there will be three … [Read more...]

Florence Wants 2014 Tour de France ‘Grand Depart’

PARIS, May 4, 2011 - Italian city Florence officially launched its bid to host the start of the 2014 Tour de France, according to race organizers Wednesday, as part of its celebrations to honour Italian cycling great Gino Bartali. Bartali won the world's biggest bike race twice, 10 years apart in 1938 and 1948. Surprisingly, Florence would become the first Italian city to host a 'Grand … [Read more...]