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an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education

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a sightseeing tour of a building or institution

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The Astana rider prevailed through inclement weather to win May's Giro d'Italia and will hope success in the year's third and final Grand Tour can act as a major boost ahead of next month's Road World Championships in Florence, where he will start as one of the favourites in the road race.
NAIRO QUINTANA took victory in the Giro d'Italia in commanding style at his first attempt yesterday, becoming the second Colombian to win a grand tour.
IF grand tours could realistically have race favourites, the focused Christopher Froome, supported by a cohesive, scientific, drilled, and thoroughly prepared Team Sky, would have to be this year's.
The mHealth Grand Tour is the ideal platform for the mobile, health and sports worlds to unite and prove the positive impact mHealth will have on those who suffer from diabetes.
The mHealth Grand Tour will help build visibility of this public health crisis, as well as demonstrate how innovative mobile-based solutions can help people address diabetes and related conditions and liberate them to lead active lifestyles.
The Ashmolean Museum's main temporary exhibition this summer explores that quintessentially 18th-century epoch of British cultural exchange: the Grand Tour.
Anton has never managed to go the distance in a Grand Tour and the fact that he won a stage of the Giro d'Italia this year in scintillating fashion before fading out of contention raises doubts about his ability to last three weeks.
The gentry, and later those who had made their money in trade and business, embarked on the Grand Tour which generally involved travels through France and over the Alps to the great Italian cities, ending in Rome.
Kevin McCloud Perhaps not so different from modern-day gap years, the so-called Grand Tour saw these intellectual tourists go in search of art, enlightenment and adventure - not to mention their fair share of vice and debauchery along the way.
Italy's eighteenth century; gender and culture in the age of the grand tour.
Cavendish emerged to the left of veteran sprinter Robbie McEwen to become only the second British rider to win back-to-back stages in a Grand Tour with victory in stage 13 from Narbonne to Nimes.
Revealed for the first time at the Geneva motor show, the Clio Grand Tour Concept is described as a showcar, but could well make it into production if public reaction is positive.
Notwithstanding the aristocratic associations of "Le Grand Tour," this version of the post-Renaissance voyage of discovery might best be described as a postmodern, postcolonial road movie.
Cook certainly attracted a bourgeois clientele, extending the traditional aristocratic Grand Tour to business classes with limited time and resources for lengthy travel.
Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill returned recently from a fact-finding junket in Africa, in which rock star Bono, vocalist for the Irish band U2, gave him the grand tour of under-equipped hospitals, villages with inadequate wells, ramshackle schools, and urban squalor typical of Africa's destitute millions.