Florence to bid for 2014 Tour's Grand Depart

Tour de France 2010 stage one

Gino Bartali's son Andrea and Florence city officials are planning to bid to host the start of the 2014 Tour de France.

"We've been talking about this proposal for five years and it's finally coming together," Andrea Bartali told Italian website, Tuttobiciweb.com. "If it happens, it will be a great way of honouring 100 years since my dad was born."

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