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Snuckles
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posted 23 October 2003 03:31 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
QUEBEC (CP) - Quebec City's bid to host the first stage of the 2008 Tour de France as part of its 400th birthday celebration will receive serious consideration, the head of the famous bicycle race said Tuesday.

"The idea of participating in Quebec's celebration is very dear to us," Tour president Jean-Marie Leblanc said during a visit to Quebec City. "However there is an objective, technical, practical side of this to be studied and worked out. It will all take time to sort out and we will take all of 2004 and likely part of 2005 to examine it."


Read it here.

This would be seriously cool if it goes ahead.


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mighty brutus
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posted 23 October 2003 12:11 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not a big fan of the T de F or any of the big multi-stage races, meself. It just doesn't resonate with me, possibly as a result of not growing up with it as part of the culture. I doubt that many of the teams would want to deal with the logistics of the travel involved.
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rasmus
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posted 23 October 2003 08:51 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Stage two could be in pedal boats, crossing the ocean to France.
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mighty brutus
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posted 24 October 2003 10:43 AM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How will the teams smuggle their drugs into Canada?
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