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Tour de France starts and ends at the table

A man in a cafe looks out of the window at a pack of riders making their way through the 230-km (143-mile) sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Nevers and Lyon in this July 11, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/Files

A man in a cafe looks out of the window at a pack of riders making their way through the 230-km (143-mile) sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Nevers and Lyon in this July 11, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/Files

A man in a cafe looks out of the window at a pack of riders making their way through the 230-km (143-mile) sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Nevers and Lyon in this July 11, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/Files
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An old man watches a pack of riders making their way past his house in Landujan village in Brittany, during the 218-km (135-mile) eighth stage of the 89th Tour de France cycling race from Saint-Martin-de-Landelles to Plouay in this July 14, 2002 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files

An old man watches a pack of riders making their way past his house in Landujan village in Brittany, during the 218-km (135-mile) eighth stage of the 89th Tour de France cycling race from Saint-Martin-de-Landelles to Plouay in this July 14, 2002 file...more

An old man watches a pack of riders making their way past his house in Landujan village in Brittany, during the 218-km (135-mile) eighth stage of the 89th Tour de France cycling race from Saint-Martin-de-Landelles to Plouay in this July 14, 2002 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files
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A family having a picnic lunch cheers for a pack of riders cycling past during the 213-km (132-mile) stage from La Chataigneraie to Tours in the 92nd Tour de France cycling race, in this July 4, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files

A family having a picnic lunch cheers for a pack of riders cycling past during the 213-km (132-mile) stage from La Chataigneraie to Tours in the 92nd Tour de France cycling race, in this July 4, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files

A family having a picnic lunch cheers for a pack of riders cycling past during the 213-km (132-mile) stage from La Chataigneraie to Tours in the 92nd Tour de France cycling race, in this July 4, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files
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Spectators picnic on the roadside as they watch a rider climb a hill in the 61-km (38-mile) individual time trial 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Montlucon to Saint-Amand-Montrond in this July 27, 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files

Spectators picnic on the roadside as they watch a rider climb a hill in the 61-km (38-mile) individual time trial 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Montlucon to Saint-Amand-Montrond in this July 27, 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Charles...more

Spectators picnic on the roadside as they watch a rider climb a hill in the 61-km (38-mile) individual time trial 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Montlucon to Saint-Amand-Montrond in this July 27, 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files
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