The United Kingdom will compete for the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2026.

The Tour de France could return to Britain in 2026 after the government announced it would help fund a bid to host the Grand Depart. The 2014 Grand Departs generated approximately 130 million pounds ($178.50 million) for the local economies.

LONDON (LONDON)-The Tour de France could return to Britain in 2026 after the government announced on Wednesday that it would help fund a bid to host the Grand Depart, the world's most-known bike race.As part of a strategy to host more world-class sporting events in the United Kingdom, Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Autumn Budget announced that funds would be allocated for a Tour de France bid.The Tour de France took place in Yorkshire for the first two stages and a third stage from London to Cambridge, drawing a smattering of participants.According to British Cycling, the 2014 Grand Depart generated approximately 130 million pounds ($178.50 million) for the local economies.

In the past decade, British riders have had an unprecedented success on the Tour, with Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, and Geraint Thomas all winning overall.With the new year's Tour de France taking place in Denmark, it has become more common for it to begin in Bilbao, it will begin in 2019.