Team Rosters Announced for the 100th Tour de France

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Tour de France 2013 starts this weekend.
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 teams and their official rosters are listed below.

Ag2r La Mondiale -- Pro Team
Manager: Vincent Lavenu


Argos-Shimano -- Pro Team
Manager: Iwan Spekenbrink

 

The 2013 Route
Running from Saturday June 29th to Sunday July 21th 2013, the 100th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,404 kilometres.
  • 7 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • 6 mountain stages with 4 summit finishes
  • 2 individual time trial stages
  • 1 team time trial stage
  • 2 rest days
Astana --  Pro Team

Manager: Giuseppe Marttinelli


Belkin -- Pro Team
Manager: Nico Verhoeven


BMC Racing -- Pro Team
Manager: Gavin Chilcott


Cannondale -- Pro Team
Manager: Roberto Amadio


Cofidis, Solutions Crédits -- Pro Continental

First-Time Tour Cities
  • Porto-Vecchio (start of 1st stage)
  • Bastia (end of 1st stage and start of 2nd stage)
  • Ajaccio (end of 2nd stage and start of 3rd stage)
  • Calvi (end of 3rd stage)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer (start of 5th stage)
  • Saint-Gildas-des-Bois (start of 10th stage)
  • Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (start of 14th stage)
  • Givors (start of 15th stage)
  • Chorges (end of 17th stage)
  • Annecy-Semnoz (end of 20th stage)
Manager: Yvon Sanquer

Europcar -- Pro Continental
Manager: Jean-René Bernaudeau

 

Euskaltel-Euskadi -- Pro Team
Manager: Miguel Madariaga


FDJ -- Pro Team
Manager: Marc Madiot


Tour de France 2013 StagesGarmin-Sharp -- Pro Team
Manager: Jonathan Vaughters


Katusha -- Pro Team
Manager: Vyacheslav Ekimov


Lampre-Merida -- Pro Team
Manager: Orlando Maini


Lotto-Belisol -- Pro Team
Manager: Marc Sergeant



Movistar -- Pro Team
Manager: Eusebio Unzue


Omega Pharma-Quick Step -- Pro Team
Manager: Patrick Lefevere


Orica-GreenEdge -- Pro Team
Manager: Neil Stephens


RadioShack-Leopard -- Pro Team
Manager: Luca Guercilena


Saxo-Tinkoff -- Pro Team
Manager:  Bjarne Riis


Sojasun -- Pro Continental
Manager: Stéphane Heulot


Team Sky -- Pro Team
Manager: Dave Brailsford


Vacansoleil-DCM -- Pro Team
Manager: Hilaire van der Schueren

 

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