Deutschland Tour to start in Austria

By Susan Westemeyer

The Deutschland Tour will start in Austria this year. The prologue and start of the first stage will be held in Kitzbühel, Austria, the local tourism association, Kitzbüheler Tourismusverband, announced Wednesday. The Tour starts on August 29, 2008.

In addition, another stage is slated to be held in Mayrhofen, where the Tour of Austria started last year. It had previously been announced that Neuss, Germany, would host the end of the seventh stage and start of the eighth stage on September 4 and 5. The entire course has not yet been officially presented.

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