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UK to bid for 2026 Tour de France big start

Funding for a bid to bring the Tour de France back to the UK in 2026 will be part of the national budget to be announced by the UK government on Wednesday.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the big start of the Tour de France is one of two bids for major sporting events – the other for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup – which will receive a portion of £ 30million ($ 41.4 million) reserved by the government.

The Tour de France last visited the UK in 2014 with the big start in Yorkshire, which would later give birth to the Tour de Yorkshire – a race that hasn’t been held for two years. It also started in London in 2007, while two stages of the 1994 race were held in the UK.

“We are delighted to support the UK government’s proposal to bring the sport’s flagship event back to these coasts in 2026,” said Brian Facer, CEO of British Cycling. “The Tour de France will bring significant economic benefits and investment to our communities, enthusiastic roadside crowds and a tangible legacy to get even more people to ride more often in England, Scotland and Wales.

“We are now looking forward to working alongside the UK government, decentralized administrations and UK Sport to deliver a compelling vision for Grand Départ 2026, which aligns with the aspirations of event organizer Amaury Sport Organization and builds on our proud record of hosting sport the world’s largest event.

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