LeBlanc visits Utrecht

Tour de France boss Jean-Marie LeBlanc made a low-key visit to the Dutch town of Utrecht last weekend to inspect the town's facilities in respect of its bid to host the start of the Tour de France in 2009.

LeBlanc's visit was practically incognito, with only a few Utrecht civil servants notified of his arrival. LeBlanc's aim, it seems, to get a feel for the city without the hoopla that usually accompanies an inspection by the head of the world's largest annual sporting event.

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