Scotland bids to host 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart

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Scotland has put in a bid to host the Grand Depart of the 2017 Tour de France, with either Edinburgh or Glasgow hosting the opening stages.

National events agency EventScotland are hoping that the prologue time trial and first road stage of the 2017 Tour will take place in the country - the first time that the race will have visited Scotland.

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