• Dusseldorf considering Tour de France start bid


    BERLIN: The German city of Dusseldorf would like to host the opening stage of the Tour de France, municipal authorities revealed. Dusseldorf mayor Thomas Geisel has set up a study group to ascertain the financial liability after London mayor Boris Johnson pulled the plug on the scheduled 2017 “Grand Depart” in the English capital, due to a bill of 35 million pounds (47 million euros, $53 million).



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