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After hosting an unforgettable Grand Depart in 2007, in 2014 The Mall will see the world's leading cyclists dashing for the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace hoping to take a stage win and a good position in the General Classification.

The race along The Mall on Monday 7th July 2014 will be the culmination of the Tour's time in England. Having started with two stages in Yorkshire, the competitors will start the third stage in Cambridge then head into London past many of the capital's famous landmarks for a final sprint along one of the world's most recognisable and iconic roads.

Deputy Chief Executive of The Royal Parks Colin Buttery, said

"The Tour de France is the world's most prestigious cycling event and we can think of no finer place to have a sprint to the finish than along The Mall. The Royal Parks has fantastic memories of the London 2012 road races going through four Royal Parks, and we are looking forward to welcoming tens of thousands of leisure, amateur and professional cyclists to the parks later this year as part of the RideLondon events.â€Â

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About St James's Park and The Royal Parks:

Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit St James's Park, the oldest of the capital's eight Royal Parks. The Park includes The Mall and Horse Guard's Parade and is at the heart of ceremonial London, providing the setting of spectacular pageants including the annual, Trooping the Colour. The Park is surrounded by some of the country's most famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace and No. 10 Downing Street.


St Jamess Park played a key role in Great Britain's busy 2012 summer, hosting a number of Diamond Jubilee celebratory events as well as London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic events.

The Royal Parks are: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James's Park. The Royal Parks also manages Victoria Tower Gardens, Brompton Cemetery, Grosvenor Square Gardens and the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.

For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk.

For media enquiries contact: 0300 061 2128 or press@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk.

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