April 13, 2024

The British bid to host the Tour de France Grand Départ in 2026 has been abandoned

A British bid to host the Grand Departure of the 2026 Tour de France has been abandoned after UK Sport confirmed that the pursuit of the world's biggest cycling race has been downgraded to just an “opportunity” in 2027.

Simon Morton, deputy chief executive at UK Sport, said: “We are not actively seeking to host (the Tour) in 2026.”