Scotland Bids for 2017 Tour de France Opening Stage

Event Scotland is reportedly preparing a proposal to grab the opening time trial of the 2017 Tour de France.

Looking to host the event in either Edinburgh or Glasgow, Event Scotland’s Paul Bush says the event would cost approximately £5 million, it would likely inject around £100 million back into the economy.

Bids from Japan, the United States and the Middle East are also being considered by le Tour director Christian Prodhomme. Wondering where Scotland is in relationship to France? Yeah, our geography sucks, too. Click past the break for a map…

More on this story at BBC.


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