Jersey cyclists keen to book for 2013 Tour

JERSEY cyclists are already waiting to book ferry tickets to St Malo after it was announced that the Tour de France will be coming to the city.

2012 Tour champion Bradley Wiggins in front of a map of next year's route
2012 Tour champion Bradley Wiggins in front of a map of next year's route

JERSEY cyclists are already waiting to book ferry tickets to St Malo after it was announced that the Tour de France will be coming to the city.

Next year's event - the 100th Tour de France - will begin on the French island of Corsica on 29 June and end with an evening finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on 21 July, with the riders having cycled 3,360km.

And during the tenth stage of the race on 9 July, the competitors will cycle 193km from St Gildas des Bois in the Loire to St Malo - just a one-hour ferry journey from Jersey.

Tony Moffa, vice president of Velo Sport Jersey, said: 'There is already a lot of interest in it and people are already saying that as soon as the Condor timetable is published they are going to make a block booking.

Comments for: "Jersey cyclists keen to book for 2013 Tour"

Jim

Tour de France? Bore de France more like!

Richard

Oh you are a wit, Jim. Clever stuff.

Bill

I thought that it was. It made me chuckle, even if some might bristle with self-righteous indignation.

tomh

they should have kept quiet now condor can put prices up for those days before they go on sale!

piz

and they will run on 1 engine to save fuel; sorry, I mean they will run on 1 engine due to a technical fault...

James

could be worse - they might try to combine the two and get the ferry to be powered by the cyclists

just kidding!!!

Agnes

Jim if you do not like do not watch ! not that hard to work out is it??

Richard

It is worth bearing in mind that the French take their road traffic laws very seriously and won't stand any nonsense from those who break them.