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Organizers Unveil 3,300km Route For '18 Tour De France, Promise 'Inspired Cycling'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 18 / 17

An "ultra-dynamic" 2018 Tour de France route was announced at the Palais des Congres in Paris, "the highlights of which are a return to the Roubaix cobblestones," a summit finish on Alpe d’Huez and the "shortest stage in recent memory," a 65km "hop" from Bagnères-de-Luchon to the Col de...

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Piqué Backing Plan For Tennis World Cup

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