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(Reuters) – Ji Cheng will be the first Chinese rider to take part in the Tour de France after he was picked by his Giant-Shimano team to ride the world’s greatest bike race on Wednesday.
Ji, 26, was already the first Chinese rider to participate in a grand tour when he rode the Vuelta (Tour of Spain) in 2012.
The Tour de France starts from Leeds on July 5.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Pritha Sarkar)