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Latest update : 2014-07-04

Tour de France arrives in cycling-mad UK

The 2014 edition of the Tour de France is ready to roll, and this year the starting line has been drawn in the British city of Leeds, in Yorkshire. Considering the notorious rivalry between the two countries, some might consider that an unlikely choice. But Britain has always been a cyclist's paradise, even coining the acronym "MAMILS" - for Middle Aged Men in Lycra! And after a series of British wins, both in the Tour and the Olympics, biking fever is at its height.

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By Alix BAYLE , Helen PERCIVAL , Yong CHIM

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2016-06-29 Bolivia

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2016-06-28 France

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