Could the Tour de France be heading to Norway for Grand Départ in 2022?

Talks reportedly underway for most far-flung start in race's history

Alexander Kristoff wins stage one of the Tour of Norway

The Tour de France could be heading for a Grand Départ in Norway in 2022 if a reported plan by a local oil and gas company comes to fruition.

According to a report by, Statoil, which is mostly owned by the Norwegian government, wishes to bring the Tour to Stavanger to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

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