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2015 Tour to start in Utrecht

Updated: November 8, 2013, 7:23 AM ET
Associated Press

UTRECHT, Netherlands -- Utrecht will host the start of the 2015 Tour de France, making it the sixth Dutch city to stage the "Grand Depart" of cycling's marquee race.

The city said in a statement on Friday it was "extremely happy with this enormous economic, cultural and tourism impulse."

Details of the opening stage of the race will be announced on Nov. 28.

Amsterdam was the first Dutch city to host the Tour's opening, in 1954. Since then, the race also has ...

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