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Tencent picks up Tour de France rights

Online streaming platform Tencent has struck a deal to show the Tour de France cycling event in China.

The deal will cover the duration of the 2017 edition of the race, which began on Saturday and will run until July 23.

Tencent agreed the deal with Amaury Sport Organisation, which operates the race.

Tencent will provide live and highlights coverage across various platforms.