Excitement builds as Tour de France symbol goes on display

Chief executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan, Leader of Leeds City Council Coun Keith Wakefield and Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Gary Verity with the Grand D�part trophy at Civic Hall.

Chief executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan, Leader of Leeds City Council Coun Keith Wakefield and Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Gary Verity with the Grand D�part trophy at Civic Hall.

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One of the symbols of the Tour de France has gone on public display in Leeds as the region prepares to host the start of the world’s largest annual sporting event this summer.

The official Grand Départ trophy is held each year by the area or city hosting the start of the legendary cycle race, and it has now gone on display in Leeds Civic Hall as the city and Yorkshire gears up for the race start on Saturday, July 5.

The Grand Depart trophy, on display in Leeds Civic Hall.
The Grand Depart trophy, on display in Leeds Civic Hall.

The trophy, created by the Tour de France organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO, was presented for the first time to the island of Corsica which hosted the Grand Départ of the centenary Tour last year.

 

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