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See the Tour de France in the UK

See the Tour de France in the UK
30 May 2014

One of the world's great sporting events returns this summer and with Britons having won the Tour de France for the last two years, interest in the spectacle is sure to be as high, if not higher, than ever on this side of the English Channel.

But while the bulk of the event is set to take place in the mountains of France, the early stages will actually be staged in the UK, much to the delight of sports fans from the country.

Britain has enjoyed a huge amount of success on the track and the road over the last few years and interest in the sport has never been higher.

And with both defending champion Chris Froome and former winner Sir Bradley Wiggins set to represent Team Sky, this year promises to be another event to look forward to.

Speaking recently, Sir Dave Brailsford of Team Sky said that there is no hierarchy in the set-up.

“The one thing we wanted out of this period of racing was to win the Tour of California, which Brad and the team did in spectacular fashion,” said Brailsford. “I thought his time trial was very, very impressive. It was good to see. He was brilliant from an ambassadorial point of view.”

The event itself will pass through London on July 7th, when the bikers will pass by a number of the most famous landmarks in the city, including the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

Thousands of people will turn out onto the streets of London and the presence of two of the country's biggest sporting stars, as well as Mark Cavendish, is sure to add an extra layer of interest.

Before then, though, the event will go through the streets of the north, where fans will also be turning out in their droves.ADNFCR-408-ID-801724885-ADNFCR

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