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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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The 2011 Vuelta draws Froome level with the seven Grand Tour titles collected by Spaniards Alberto Contador and Miguel Indurain, and Italy's Fausto Coppi.
'It's extra special too, because - even though it's eight years on - it was Britain's first Grand Tour win.
The Grand Tour of Switzerland highlights include: Grossmunster church, Zurich; Rhine Falls; Town of Stein am Rhein; Abbey of St Gallen; Painted facades, Appenzell; Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona; Heidi's Village, Maienfeld; Mountain village of Guarda; Swiss National Park; Benedictine convent of St John, Mustair ;Muottas Muragl panoramic peak; Albula /Bernina railway line; Three castles of Bellinzona; Ascona lake promenade; Monte Bre Lugano; Monte San Giorgio; Tremola, old Gotthard Pass road; Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch; Matterhorn; Mountain village of Grimentz.
"Looking at that list, most of the multiple grand tour winners started in their early 20s," he said.
Following his Stage 11 victory, Ewan told the press that it was his most successful Grand Tour. He had previously won a stage of the Vuelta a Espana in 2015 and a stage of the Giro d'Italia while racing for Mitchelton-Scott in 2017, but he hasn't raced a Grand Tour since.
In a second segment on the show the Project 8 was put through its paces in a speed trial on the Grand Tour track, where it made number nine in the top ten, pushing the Porsche 911 GT3 RS into tenth place.
? The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime Video on January 18.
ABU DHABI: Reigning Tour de France and six-time Grand Tour winner Chris Froome will headline the inaugural UAE Tour in February.
This is the first Grand Tour for the team - it's a really historic moment."
"Growing up I was so accustomed to seeing the French, Italian and Spanish riders lead the way, so for myself, Chris and Geraint to all win a Grand Tour in the same year just shows how far the sport has come in this country."
Yates' coronation also gave Britain its third Grand Tour champion, while it was also the fifth Grand Tour win in a row by a British rider, Froome having completed a Tour-Vuelta double last year.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are bringing high-jinks and hot laps to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in The Grand Tour Game, an episodic racing game based on the hit Prime Original series, The Grand Tour.