Manchester will not bid for the Tour de France, council bosses confirm

City bosses deny that Manchester has had any contact with Tour de France organiser ASO, despite Christian Prudhomme saying it has bid to host the 2017 race

Manchester Town Hall (Photo: David Dixon/CC2.0)

Manchester City Council has denied it is bidding to host the Grand Depart of the 2017 Tour de France, despite race director Christian Prudhomme saying the city was one of three British cities in the race.

Prudhomme stated that London, Manchester and an unnamed Scottish city, likely to be Edinburgh, were bidding to host the Tour, which only came to the UK in 2014.

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