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Top international cycle race could make tracks in Tendring
12:00pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
AN INTERNATIONAL cycle race with elite athletes and worldwide media coverage is hoped to put Tendring on the map.
Tendring Council is locked in talks with organisers of the inaugural Women’s Tour of Britain to host a stage of the event in May 2014.
There will be five stages held in the East of England at the elite international race with World Championship and Olympic medallists likely to take part.
Organisers are hoping that it will be the first women’s cycling event ever to offer complete parity between men and women in terms of prize money.
Council leader Peter Halliday said: “The race is attracting a great deal of interest around the world and from media companies wanting to cover the event.
"I am proud to say that it could bring international coverage to Tendring as well as showcasing the very best of Tendring and many features and attraction on offer.
“To host one of the stages of this race will be a significant boost for businesses and residents, and the give the area a much-needed financial shot in the arm and help fulfil the commitment to build on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games.”
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