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grand tour

(formerly) an extended tour through the major cities of Europe, esp one undertaken by a rich or aristocratic Englishman to complete his education
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Through the ANT+, Dexcom and Orange technical solution, riders will track statistics on blood glucose and nutrition for two weeks before, during and after the ride, as well as cycling statistics and heart rate during the mHealth Grand Tour.
Through this Grand Tour we want to raise awareness for diabetes, which affects an increasing number of citizens across Europe and worldwide.
But the principal cargo on this trip comprised 50 crates of Grand Tour artefacts--paintings, sculpture, watercolours, prints, books and ephemera--valued at around 100,000 [pounds sterling] (the equivalent of six million pounds today) and which had been consigned by British travellers, dealers, diplomats and artists.
It takes a very special rider to win a Grand Tour having geared their season around a different race, and the suspicion is that neither Bradley Wiggins nor Jurgen van den Broeck are quite in that class.
Tomorrow a Grand Tour journal written by Col John Osbaldeston Mitford, who lived at Mitford Hall near Morpeth in Northumberland, is expected to fetch pounds 600 to pounds 1,000 when auctioned at Anderson & Garland's Newcastle salerooms.
Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour Tomorrow, C4, 9pm, S4C, Wednesday, 11.
The collection's subtheme deals with perceptions of Italy by other Europeans, as Italy was a common destination of the Grand Tour, an education rite of passage primarily associated with British and Northern European nobility and wealthy gentry.
The interior of the Grand Tour Concept bristles with cutting-edge audio and video technology from Samsung Electronics Co, and nothing has been overlooked.
His history is sometimes rather weak: it is simply wrong to say that the Grand Tour began in the 1760s, that the eighteenth century political establishment was 'Tory' or that Thomas Cook was a Baptist minister.
02 percent of Ganymede's surface and mark the beginning of the craft's 18-month grand tour of Jupiter and its four largest moons.
Peter Hubner's youth hostel in a Stuttgart suburb (p50) caters for some of the poorest travellers and, by using a previously unconsidered site on top of a storm-water reservoir, he has made a memorable place that offers civilised haven and will be recalled by thousands of back-packers as they make their way round the Grand Tour.
There has been a noticeable increase in the number bookings of some of our longer grand tour style packages, mostly because the tours are an affordable way to visit many different cities," said Marty Seslow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Gate 1 Travel.