Great Britain is looking to host the start of the Tour de France in 2026. In addition to the so-called Grand Depart, phases are also planned in England, Wales and Scotland, as the Finance Ministry announced in London on Tuesday.
Touring Great Britain – last in 2014.
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Great Britain is looking to host the start of the Tour de France in 2026. In addition to the so-called Grand Depart, phases are also planned in England, Wales and Scotland, as the Finance Ministry announced in London on Tuesday. This will allow people across the country to experience the top game for free. Head of Department Rishi Sunak is looking to provide a total of £40 million (about €47.5 million) for sports applications when his budget is presented this Wednesday.
The cycling highlight of the season began on the island in 2007 and 2014. Former German professional cyclist Marcel Kittel was able to win the first leg from Leeds to Harrogate seven years ago as well as the section on the third day from Cambridge to London.
Women’s Rugby World Cup is also going to take place in 2025
In addition to the start of the tour, Great Britain is also planning to host the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup. A portion of the funds will go to the campaign for a joint application with Ireland for the 2030 Men’s Football World Cup, the ministry further announced.
The move is part of the government’s plan to spice up infrastructure outside London and the relatively prosperous southeast and create similar living conditions across the country. 95 per cent of the investment for the start of the tour and 75 per cent for the Rugby World Cup is planned outside south-east England.
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