Thailand bids to host Tour de France

The Thailand tourism board are in talks with ASO about bringing the Tour de France to Asia for the first time

The peloton on stage nineteen of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have said they are in talks with Tour de France organisers, the Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO), about bringing the world's biggest bike to Asia for the first time in its history.

A senior tourism official told Reuters on Thursday that they were confident of being able to bring the Tour to Thailand in 2016, after successful talks with Jean-Etienne Amaury, the chairman of ASO.

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