Mark Cavendish won Stage 5 of the 2013 Tour de France. The 140+ mile stage took the riders five and a half hours to complete and ended in a full sprint finish. Edvald Boasson Hagen and Peter Sagan put a lot of pressure on Cavendish in the final meters.Simon Gerrans of Australia will retain his yellow jersey for yet another day. His teammates on Orica-GreenEDGE pulled hard to keep Gerrans at the front of the pack. He finished in the 15th position for Stage 5 which will keep him at the top...Read Full Story
Jan Bakelants won his first ever Tour de France stage today with an impressive ride across Corsica and over the Tour's first big uphill. The Guardian live bloged the sprint finish with this description:
The sprinters drive in the background, all legs pumping, heads down, bikes flailing left and right underneath them...but Jan Bakelants out in front has held the chasers off! The Belgian, of Team Movistar, has won stage 2 of the Tour de France.
Bakelants was overjoyed with the victory. He...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
Peter Sagan may be only 22 years old, but that isn't stopping him from chalking up stage victories in this year's Tour de France. Today he took his second win in Boulogne-sur-Mer, at the finish line for Stage 3. Sagan blasted past Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) and Peter Velits (Team Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in the final meters.RadioShack-Nissan's Fabian Cancellara took fourth in the stage, which was strong enough to keep him at the top of the general classifications - and in the prized...Read Full Story
Edvald Boasson Hagen (born May 17, 1987) is a Norwegian professional road racing cyclist who has rode in the Tour de France.