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Tour de France bid in the spotlight
8:40am Monday 17th September 2012 in News
A YORK delegation has urged a senior French government minister to back Yorkshire’s bid to host the start of the Tour de France in 2014.
The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman , is leading a team on a four-day visit to Dijon to explore possible economic links.
Yesterday, City of York Council leader James Alexander handed a letter promoting the Yorkshire bid to Francois Rebsamen, finance minister, leader of the Socialists in the French senate and mayor of Dijon.
Coun Alexander said about the visit as a whole: “This is a great opportunity for the council to promote York as a destination for business and to build meaningful connections to an international market. I am very much looking forward to exploring economic opportunities and learning of how Dijon has facilitated economic growth whilst maintaining its heritage.”