Tour de San Luis wants its own Tour de France in America

Claudio Javier Poggi, Tour de San Luis

Argentina wants the equivalent of the Tour de France in America. The governor of San Luis, Claudio Javier Poggi, said that his province is creating its own mark with the Tour de San Luis.

"How long did it take the Tour de France to become the Tour de France? Or the Giro d'Italia to become the Giro d'Italia? Years of hard work," the Poggi told Cycling Weekly and journalists at his office. "Our goal is to have the Tour de France in America, a race that means as much to South Americans as the Tour does to the world."

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