Tour coming to Belgium in 2007

Speaking on Belgian television, the Flemish prime minister Yves Leterne said that the Tour de France would feature two or three stages in Belgium in 2007. "By September or October everything will become finalised, but I can say that the Tour will certainly come to Flanders. Six or seven municipalities have submitted their candidacy to the Société du Tour de France."

According to Leterne, Middelkerke, Kortrijk, Waregem, Bilzen and Werchter have the greatest prospect of attracting the Tour. Before then, the Tour may also pass through Belgium when the race goes from Strasbourg to Limburg next year.

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