OLN Proposes Tour de France Prologue in NYC
Yesterday, The Associated Press reported that New York City has been proposed as the site of the Prologue of The Tour de France. The proposal was made by Outdoor Life Network, the television network with U.S. broadcast rights for the Tour. According to the article:
Under the plan, the cycling race would start in New York and continue to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., before going to France. Englehart said Tour officials have expressed interest in the idea.
An OLN executive was also quoted as saying that the proposal cannot be implemented before 2008 because the organizers are already committed to prologue starts and basic routing through 2007.