Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Tour de France to Start in England in 2014, Organizers Say

Tour de France to Start in England in 2014, Organizers Say
The 2007 Tour de France began in London. Photographer: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The Tour de France will start in the north England county of Yorkshire in 2014, organizers of cycling’s top race said.

The race’s beginning, known as the “Grand Depart,” will return to Britain for the first time in seven years when the 101st edition starts from Leeds. The 2007 Tour began in London.

“After an outstanding 2012 for British cycling, marked by the historical victory of Bradley Wiggins on the Tour de France, the United Kingdom will again hold pride of place in 2014,” a statement from tour organizer Amaury Sports Organization today read.

The race will move on to London before heading to France. Full route details will be announced next month, ASO said.

Next year’s 100th edition of the Tour de France begins in Corsica on June 29.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.