The 2014 Tour de France will aim to recreate the excitement surrounding the 2012 London Olympics by having a stage finish in the Mall.
The Olympic connection will see another stage of the race end in the Mall in central London, the finishing line for the road races at the London 2012 Games, after doing a circuit of the Olympic Park in Stratford.
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