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Tsgabu Grmay on Lampre-Merida's Tour de France long list

Cyclingnews.com - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Having ridden and finished the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España in his first season with Lampre-Merida, Tsgabu Grmay is on the long list to make his Tour de France debut in July. The 24-year-old would be the first Ethiopian cyclist to start the French ...

Man who sponsored winners of 2008 Tour de France throws weight behind Portsmouth's aspiration

Portsmouth News - ‎13 hours ago‎
THE MAN who sponsored the team that won the 2008 Tour de France says bringing the elite race to Portsmouth would be a 'game changer' for the city.

Portsmouth MP prepares case to culture secretary for Tour de France funding

Portsmouth News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
EFFORTS are being stepped up to secure government money to pay for Portsmouth's bid to host the Tour de France in 2019.

Tour de France plan will only work if government provides 'all money necessary'

Portsmouth News - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Cllr Jones said: 'The success of a Tour de France bid for the UK, and to be established in Portsmouth and the Solent area, would be wholly dependent on government support.
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Bradley Wiggins backs Chris Froome's Tour de France and Olympic bid

Cycling Weekly - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Sky's Froome aims to take his third Tour title this July 2 to 24 and following that, travel to Brazil to win the road race and time trial gold two weeks later for Great Britain.

Tour de France to move to Australia

NewsBiscuit (satire) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The 2018 Tour de France is to take place in Australia, it has been announced. The famous bike race will start from Melbourne on 1 July and traverse the vast expanses of the island-continent before finishing in Perth on 23 July.
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What are the chances of Portsmouth hosting the 2019 Tour de France Grand Départ?

Cycling Weekly - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The news that Christian Prudhomme is set to visit Portsmouth to assess the city's capabilities in hosting the Tour de France Grand Départ in 2019 should rightfully be viewed as a positive step in bringing the race back to the UK. The city hosted stage ...

Commentary: Why China's Wanda Sports may pose a threat to Tour de France owners ASO

CyclingTips - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Editor's note: This column was written by Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris, who run The Outer Line website. Chinese sports and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group telegraphed its intent to disrupt the status quo of the endurance athletics industry when ...
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Portsmouth aims for 2019 D-Day themed Tour de France Grand Depart

road.cc - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Tour de France boss Christian Prudhomme says he welcomes plans from Portsmouth to launch a joint bid to host the Grand Depart of the 2019 edition of the race with its twin city of Caen in Normandy, and wants locals to show their “passion” for the race.

ASO holds off on announcement of Tour de France wildcards

CyclingTips - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
The nervous wait for Pro Continental teams to learn whether they have been given the nod for the Tour de France has been extended this season, with the squads needing to hold on for several more weeks.

'Show your support for Tour de France and I'll campaign for it' vows Gosport MP

Portsmouth News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Mr Hollingbery said: 'I know that having the Tour in Yorkshire was a great success, so moves to bring it to Hampshire are to be welcomed.

Michael Rogers wants one last good Tour de France out of his heart

Cyclingnews.com - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Michael Rogers, 36, returned to racing at the Dubai Tour this week, having been given the all-clear by the specialists who have been monitoring his heart defect.
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Tour de France winner Chris Froome confident cycling authorities taking issue of concealed motors seriously

ABC Online - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Installing a motor on a bicycle to gain a competitive advantage in a race may seem a hair-brained scheme, but dual Tour de France champion Chris Froome says cycling authorities should tackle the issue with the same rigour with which they approach doping.

Bert Wagendorp's novel approach to cycling summit is a Tour de force

The Guardian (blog) - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The Mont Ventoux returns to the Tour de France this summer, its summit chosen to provide a spectacular finish to the traditionally festive stage on Bastille Day.
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Unassuming Tour de France winner Chris Froome is a warrior on the bike

Herald Sun - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
He talks like an accountant, but on a bike becomes Rambo. Courteous and polite out of the saddle, he's a never-say-die fighter on it.

Tour de France champion Chris Froome talks ahead of Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Herald Sun - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
It's August 2015 and the cycling superstar has just conquered one of the world's biggest sporting events, the Tour de France, for the second time. But Froome isn't driving a flash sports car with an entourage in tow. He's riding a dirty bike and ...
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Quintana 'dreaming' of Tour de France win

Times of India - ‎Jan 27, 2016‎
Whilst Froome is aiming for a treble in 2016 by targeting a third Tour de France victory weeks before a bid for double gold at the Rio Olympics in the time-trial and road race, Quintana is clear his goal is to finally wear the yellow jersey in Paris on ...

The Barge Lady to Launch ”Tour de France” Luxury Barge Cruise

Travel Agent - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
American-based luxury barge cruise broker Ellen Sack has announced a special "Tour de France" themed barge cruise on the six-passenger charter barge Savannah.

Yarra Valley is set to boom as Tour de France champ Froome will zoom from Healesville

Herald Sun - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
The two-time winner of the world's biggest bike race will become the first Tour de France champion to compete in Australia's oldest stage race.
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