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06/07/07
Millions to Welcome Tour de France to London
- Huge crowds expected for cycling's main event

Millions to Welcome Tour de France to London. Courtesy Transport for London THE TOUR DE FRANCE comes to London this weekend for the first time in its 104-year history.

On Friday, the official opening ceremony starts at 6.00pm on Trafalgar Square and the racing proper kicks off on Saturday, with the world's top cyclists whizzing around a course that will highlight some of London's best known and best looking sights.

Known as the Prologue, this part of the race will go past Downing Street and Big Ben and end on The Mall within sight of Buckingham Palace.

On Sunday comes Stage 1 of the 2007 Tour, London to Canterbury, during which the 189 competitors will see more of Londonís jewels, including St Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye and the Greenwich Meridian Line.

Spectators are expected to number up to two million for English sections and at least 15 million for the whole of the Tour, making it one of the most popular live sporting events in the world.

More info on the Tour de France here.



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