Tour de France

3 British bids for 2017 TDF Grand Depart

2015-07-04 08:41
TDF logo (File)

Utrecht - Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says he has received three bids from British candidates to host the Grand Depart in 2017.

On the eve of the 102nd edition starting in Utrecht, Netherlands, Prudhomme said London, Manchester, and Scotland are among the contenders. Prudhomme did not specify which Scottish city applied.

The 2016 Tour will start at Mont-Saint-Michel, the island tourist attraction, but the race could start abroad for the 22nd time in 2017.

London hosted the 2007 Grand Depart, and the British capital staged the finish of the third stage of the 2014 Tour, which began in Yorkshire.

Read more on:    tdf 2015  |  cycling

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk



What do you enjoy most about the Tour de France?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.