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Porte confident of Tour de France chance

Richie Porte is full of confidence that despite missing out on the Giro d’Italia where he was supposed to lead the British Sky team, he will still be given the chance to race for the overall top place in the Tour de France while also aiding his team mate Chris Froome as he tries to defend his title.

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Tour de France to witness the Dutch Fight

The goals for Tour de France have been set by the Dutch cycling teams and they would go round the tracks from Belgium to Paris for the event. The ride starts from June 30 and is scheduled to end in July 22.

Among the Dutch teams, Vacansoleil submitted the list of the team members last Thursday. The team members include Johnny Hoogerland, Lieuwe Westra, Rob Ruijgh, Kenny van Hummel and Wout Poels who will ride the tracks and Kris Boeckmans (Belgium), Gustav Larsson (Sweden), Marco Marcato(Italy) and Rafael Valls (Spain) are also included.

Tour de France opens in Leeds

Scarborough is an inch closer in its call to play host to the Tour de France since race executives travel to the area. The sun was gleaming as Yorkshire’s tourism executives gave a short tour of the region to senior officials this week.

As well as central meetings in the city of Leeds the visitants were dealt to a helicopter tour to watch everything that this place has to provide. Yorkshire is calling for to arrange the Grand Depart, which is the first level of this race, in the year 2016.

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PRUDHOMME PRAISES TOUR DOWN UNDER

Christian Prudhomme, the race director of the Tour de France has hailed Adelaide’s Tour Down Under as one of the most crucial events for professional cycling in recent years and he believes that as cycling aims to expand globally as a sport, this Tour would play a very pivotal role in that.

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