Tour de France lift for Doncaster hotels

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins of Britain holds up his arm as he crosses the finish line during the individual time trial of the 19th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Bonneval and Chartres, July 21, 2012.

Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins of Britain holds up his arm as he crosses the finish line during the individual time trial of the 19th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Bonneval and Chartres, July 21, 2012.

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HOTELs in Doncaster are already taking bookings for next year’s Tour de France and expect to be booked up - even though the world’s biggest cycle race will not pass through the borough.

The Mayor of Doncaster has expressed his disappointment that Doncaster will not feature in either of the first two stages of the Grand Depart in July 2014 - but hoteliers say they will reap the rewards from the event nonetheless.

It is hoped French and continental cycling fans will catch the Eurostar for a four-and-a-half hour train journey from Paris to Doncaster, or hop on a plane to Robin Hood Airport.

 

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