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Councillor pedals idea of Tour de France stage

posted 14 Jan 2011, 14:13 by David Rintoul   [ updated 14 Jan 2011, 14:36 ]

Bringing the Tour de France to Edinburgh would provide a major boost to cycling in the Capital, according to a city councillor.

EventScotland has said it is looking to bring the time trial and the first stage of the tour to either Edinburgh or Glasgow in 2017.

Green councillor Alison Johnstone said: "There's no doubt that the Tour de France is the biggest annual sporting event in the world. Edinburgh hosting it would probably do more than anything else to boost the profile of cycling in the city.

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