Tour de France to Start in Scotland
Scotland preparing bid to host Tour de France opening stage in 2017.
Scotland wants to host the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2017.
Event Scotland is preparing a bid and its chief executive Paul Bush has already met Tour de France organizer A.S.O.'s director Christian Prudhomme.
Earlier today Bush told BBC Scotland that for Scotland to host a stage of the Tour de France "in 2017 would be a huge coup."
Bush says hosting the time-trial stage would cost five million pounds ($7.8 million), but could generate 100 million pounds for the Scottish economy.
The stage could possibly take place between Edinburgh and Glasgow.