Cycle race from Paris to London this weekend

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Cycle race from Paris to London this weekend

Postby neightgreen » 19 Oct 2004, 4:17pm

Over 300 professional and elite cyclists from Britain and France will race from Paris to London this weekend to celebrate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale. The event will culminate with a trophy ceremony in front of Tower Bridge at approximately 4pm on Sunday 24 October.

The two-day 300km race will bring together 150 riders from each country, united in support of the strong values of sport ethics and Franco-British friendship. British cyclists will include some of the world's leading racers such as Olympian, Nicole Cooke, former Tour de France cyclist, Colin Lewis and current world veteran cyclo-cross champion, Mick Ives.

The event will honour the links uniting France and the United Kingdom, and celebrate the set of three agreements settling long-standing disputes between Britain and France in distant lands signed in 1904 and commonly known as the Entente Cordiale.