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The Tour de France could return to Britain in 2026 as the UK government looks to host the Grand Depart

The Tour de France could return to Britain in 2026, 12 years after a stage was last held there, as the UK government looks to host the Grand Depart, which provided £ 130 million for local economies in 2014. .

  • Part of the Tour de France was last held in Great Britain in 2014.
  • The opening of two stages was in Yorkshire and a third from London to Cambridge.
  • Next year’s edition of the Tour will begin in Denmark while the 2023 race will begin in Bilbao


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The Tour de France could return to Britain in 2026 after the government confirmed on Wednesday that it would help fund a bid to host the Grand Start of the world’s most famous cycling race.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s fall budget confirmed that funds would be allocated for a Tour de France bid as part of a move to host more world-class sporting events in the UK.

The Tour de France last visited Britain in 2014 with the opening two stages in Yorkshire and a third stage from London to Cambridge drawing huge crowds.

The Tour de France could return to Britain in 2026 after the government confirmed an offer.

The Tour de France could return to Britain in 2026 after the government confirmed an offer.

According to British Cycling, research on the 2014 Grand Depart showed that the event generated approximately £ 130 million for local economies.

London also hosted the Grand Depart in 2007 and the race visited Britain in 1974 and 1994.

Rishi Sunak's fall budget confirmed that funds would be allocated for a Tour de France bid

Rishi Sunak's fall budget confirmed that funds would be allocated for a Tour de France bid

Rishi Sunak’s fall budget confirmed that funds would be allocated for a Tour de France bid

British riders have enjoyed unprecedented success on the Tour in the last decade, with Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas all taking the overall victory.

It has become increasingly common for the Tour de France to start outside of France and next year’s edition to start in Denmark, while the 2023 race will start in Bilbao.

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