Boris 'delighted' Tour de France is coming to London

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson said he was 'delighted' the Tour de France was coming to the capital. Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

London mayor Boris Johnson said: "It has been the most incredible epoch in the history of cycling that any of us can remember; and I am absolutely delighted that the world's greatest cycling race is coming to the capital.

"People will see London framed by shooting velocipedes for what will be a fantastic spectacle of sport. I am going to be in the crowd and I hope thousands more will too."

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