Majority advocate Tour de France start in Utrecht
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A majority of Utrecht citizens would like the Tour de France to commence from Utrecht after a survey initiative requested by an interested group of entrepreneurs.
The survey was accomplished by an intern who handled the request and carried out the survey among the locals.
Utrecht has been trying to bring the world’s most famous race to Utrecht for some time now but are confident that it could happen anywhere between 2014 and 2016.
The effort to bring the race to the centrally located Dutch town is also an initiative to promote Utrecht to become European Capital of Culture in 2018; an annual prize designated by the European Union.
From now until 2018, Utrecht, along with a number of other Dutch cities, must compete with Malta’s capital of Valletta and attract as much cultural attention as possible in order to claim it’s right to prestige.
Source: RTV Utrecht