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2017 Tour de France to start in Dusseldorf

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Paris - The 2017 Tour de France will start in Dusseldorf, organisers announced on Tuesday.

It will be the fourth time Germany hosts the start of the Tour and the 22nd time in total that the 'Grand Depart' has taken place outside of France.

It will also be the third time in four years that the world's most prestigious cycle race begins outside of its homeland following 2014 in Leeds, England and 2015 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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