Bid to bring Tour de France to Surrey
27th August 2012
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The Tour de France could be coming to Surrey following the huge success of the Olympic road races and time trials in the county.

Surrey County Council (SCC) announced yesterday that it is planning to bid to host a stage of the prestigious cycling challenge following Team GB’s success on the county’s roads.

Bradley Wiggins became the country’s most decorated Olympian ever when he won gold in the time trial on Monday - just two weeks after winning the Tour de France.

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Leatherhead, Dorking, Box Hill and Esher, to watch cycling stars, including Lizzie Armitstead and Chris Froome, power through and the council believes the success of the Olympic events can be repeated for the world famous event.

Councillor David Hodge, leader of SCC, said: "Surrey has been the epicentre of world cycling over the past few days, cementing the county’s reputation as a world-class place to ride.

"We’re looking at putting together a bid to host a stage of the Tour de France to build on the success of the Olympic cycle races.

"In September, we’ll be welcoming elite cycling back to Surrey when we host a stage of the Tour of Britain."

Full article from Hardeep Matharu at surreycomet

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