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England to host start of 2014 Tour

Updated: December 14, 2012, 9:10 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Drawn by cycling's runaway success in Britain, the Tour de France will cross the English Channel again in 2014 to start in the northeastern English city of Leeds and swing through London before returning to mainland Europe.

Tour organizers announced Friday the second British debut in a decade for cycling's showpiece event, after the "Grand Depart" in London in 2007.

The selection of the county of Yorkshire for the 2014 start also comes after Bradley Wiggins this year became ...

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