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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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Considering cycling's broad appeal, both as spectator sport and as a means of staying fit, the scale of its television coverage and the number of people watching from the roadside sponsoring a Grand Tour is, in sporting terms, remarkably inexpensive.
I believe Alberto Contador can aim at the podium in all three Grand Tours in one season and I think he has the capacity to do it," Riis added.
VINCENZO Nibali will chase the world champion's rainbow jersey after completing a hat-trick of Grand Tour victories by winning the 101st Tour de France in Paris yesterday.
SIR BRADLEY WIGGINS signalled the end of his grand tour road career - after being reminded of what it will take to win Olympic track gold in Rio.
The GSMA today announced the mHealth Grand Tour cycle ride, which will start in Brussels on the 5th September and finish in Barcelona on the 18th September 2013.
But I think the legendary status for him could be enhanced by winning the three grand tours.
Thomas Cook began marketing grand tours (without the capitalizations) in 1850.
The Grand Tours are cycling's three major stage races and include the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia as well as the Vuelta.
Menchov and Tour runner-up Andy Schleck may find another three-week Grand Tour too much, although Schleck's odds of 14-1 are tempting.
Calvinist could easily omit these sacred places, which were invested with overwhelming symbolic meaning, from their Grand Tours, but they were nonetheless lured to see these locations.
Always at the heart of the action, Polar is the official provider of heart rate monitors to eleven of the top teams competing for the coveted winner's jerseys in the 2007 Grand Tours.
The book sets out, using much research material and contemporary reports, to profile the nature of these so-called Grand Tours, attempting to use a narrative style throughout to help the reader set the scene as best it can.

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