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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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We still lack the depth of a Grand Tour team, but have a strong team for example in the classics," he said of cycling's sprint one-dayers as opposed to the Grand Tours, which are more varied-challenge three-week affairs.
Thomas has never finished higher than 15th in a Grand Tour - France last year and in 2015 - and is publicly cautious about his chance of glory but his Sky team-mate Elia Viviani was more forthcoming.
After winning the Vuelta, the Giro and the Tour, I'll keep focusing on Grand Tours but I'd also like to crown it all with a rainbow jersey one year," said Nibali, who does not believe this September's circuit in Ponferrada, Spain suits him.
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.
It is the second of the three Grand Tours to declare its intention to start in the UK next year, with Yorkshire hosting the Grand Depart of the Tour de France on July 5.
Not yet firing at full capacity this season, but hugely experienced as a grand tour winner, supported by a strong Saxo-Tinkoff team, and possessed of the engine to seriously challenge Froome in the both the mountains and the time trials, he is a fierce and driven competitor, who is determined to re-stamp his authority as the peleton's greatest grand tour rider.
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.
MARK CAVENDISH won the points jersey at the Vuelta a Espana yesterday - becoming the first Briton in 21 years to earn the sprinters' title at a Grand Tour.
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.
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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