London gets the nod for 2007

The Tour de France will start in London in 2007, reports Het Nieuwsblad. Organisers ASO will make it official next week. It will be the first time that the Grand Boucle has started in the British capital, although it has visited the British Isles several times in its history, most recently in the 1998 Tour when it started in Dublin.

The 2006 Tour is set to start in Strasbourg, the home of the European parliament.

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