Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the 2013 Tour de France. Alexander Kristoff, Danny Van Poppel, and David Millar all gave Kittel a solid race in the final sprint, but the young German held them off.Unfortunately for Kittel, pretty much everyone in the field will end up with the exact same time for stage 1, at least as far as the general classification is concerned. There were several crashes and some confusion about the finish line. So... expect to see someone new wearing the prized...Read Full Story
Today marked the opening of the 2013 Tour de France. All eyes were on Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan this morning, but both riders got hung up in a crash that took the top spinters out of the running for a Stage 1 victory. German rider Marcel Kittel took advantage of the opportunity and beat Alexander Kristoff in the final sprint. Kittel will wear the prized yellow jersey to start Stage 2 tomorrow.The other big story from today's opening stage was about a bus that got stuck at the finish...Read Full Story
Tour de France 2013 Route Map. Source: letour.comThe 100th Tour de France starts tomorrow in Porto Vecchio, on the island of Corsica. The 21 stage race is considered the crown jewel of international cycling and will attract more international media attention than any other cycling event of the year.
Just under 200 racers will start Le Tour on a relatively flat stage along the coast of Corsica. The day's winner will get to wear the prized yellow jersey (French: maillot jaune) - so...Read Full Story
The Tour de France is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The race (and festivities) kick off this weekend, on June 29th, on the island of Corsica. To spice things up for the big anniversary, Tour organizers have included a particularly difficult set of mountain stages, including a double climb of the famed l'Alpe d'Huez.All 19 teams in the UCI's Pro Teams will enter squads into the world renowned stage race. Three UCI Pro Continental teams, all French-based, will also compete. The...Read Full Story