The London-Paris Cycle Tour announced that David Harmon, a UK television commentator for professional cycle racing, will be joining Sean Kelly for the 2007 event. David commentates for British Eurosport, Sky Sports and ESPN Star.
David competed as an elite mountain bike racer before moving into television. Commenting on the London-Paris Cycle Tour he said‚ "I am really looking forward to this endurance ride and have made this my major goal for 2007. I am sure that my Eurosport colleague, Sean Kelly, will be happy to take my advice on training!"
Sean Kelly, seven-time winner of the Paris-Nice replied‚ "It will give me great pleasure to show David the way to Paris!"
Sven Thiele, founder and Chairman of the London-Paris Cycle Tour, added that "Having David Harmon join us is wonderful news. David has also promised us that he will be MC for the tour and be hosting the prize giving in Paris. His knowledge and passion for the sport will help motivate the entire peloton."
The London-Paris (L2P) Cycle Tour is a multi-stage, 600km endurance event for amateur and cyclo-sportif riders. The route starts in Kingston (Hampton Wick) on the outskirts of London and then travels southwards through the North and South Downs to Portsmouth. The riders then cross the channel on overnight ferry to St Malo, France. Day 2 is from St Malo to Alencon, and Day 3 from Alencon to Versailles, Paris.