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Tour De France Coming Back To London In 2014

Friday 14th December 2012

The Tour de France will return to the streets of London in 2014.

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Organisers of the world-famous cycling race have announced that it will start in Yorkshire, before heading down to the capital for only the second time.

Boris Johnson said: "I am thrilled that the Tour de France will return to the UK and no location could be better than London for what will no doubt be an exhilarating climax to the British section of the race.

"This year we proved our expertise not just in hosting world class sporting events, but in winning them too, and I am sure Bradley Wiggins and several of his compatriots will be hugely excited at the prospect of the Tour returning to their home streets."

London held Le Grand Depart in 2007, when a million people lined the streets to see the race, earning the capital a windfall of 90m.

Bradley Wiggins is the defending champion, after winning the yellow jersey in Paris earlier this year.