Mark Cavendish Looks To Do Better In Yorkshire

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - Yorkshire will outdo London as a Tour de France departure venue when the world's greatest cycle race begins in Leeds on Saturday, sprint king Mark Cavendish said on Thursday. The former world champion is hoping to win the opening stage which ends in Harrowgate, where his mother was born, and pull on the yellow jersey for the first time. … [Read more...]

Tour de France 2014 To Start In Yorkshire

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PARIS, Dec 14, 2012 (AFP) - The start of the 2014 Tour de France will begin in the northern English county of Yorkshire, organisers of cycling's most prestigious and grueling race announced on Friday. "The Tour de France 2014 Grand D├ępart will take place in Yorkshire... !!!" they said on @tourdefrance, their official account on the micro-blogging site Twitter, linking to a photograph of … [Read more...]

Yorkshire Bids For 2016 Tour de France Depart

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LONDON, July 9, 2012 (AFP) - The English county of Yorkshire is aiming to host the opening stages or 'Grand Depart' of the 2016 Tour de France. The world's most famous cycle race, and one of France's greatest sporting events, the Tour has started abroad several times and this year got underway in Liege, Belgium. Five years ago it began in England for the first time with a prologue … [Read more...]

English County In ‘Advanced’ Tour de France Talks

LONDON, May 28, 2011 (AFP) - Yorkshire, England's biggest county, said Saturday its bid to host the opening stages of the Tour de France was being positively viewed by the organising committee. The Welcome to Yorkshire tourism agency confirmed it was in "advanced talks" to bring the Grand Depart of the 2016 tour to the northern county. The opening two days of the race are held in a … [Read more...]