Tour de France 2013 Map and Route Description: Stage by Stage

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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

Team Rosters Announced for the 100th Tour de France

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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

Haimar Zubeldia in 7th after Stage 5, only 51 seconds behind Cancellara

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Standings as of July 8th 2009:Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) in 15:07:49Lance Armstrong (Astana) at 00:00Alberto Contador (Astana) at 00:19Andréas Klöden (Astana) at 00:23Levi Leipheimer (Astana) at 00:31Bradley Wiggins (Garmin - Slipstream) at 00:38Haimar Zubeldia (Astana) at 00:51Tony Martin (Columbia - HTC) at 00:52David Zabriskie (Garmin - Slipstream) at 01:06David Millar (Garmin - Slipstream) at 01:07More pictures from Stage 5:Read Full Story

Astana announces it's first 6 riders for the Tour de France

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So far, Astana has announced that the following riders will be on it's Tour de France squad:Lance ArmstrongAlberto ContadorAndreas KlodenLevi LeipheimerYaroslav PopovychHaimar ZubeldiaThis from the Associated Press : Lance Armstrong will be on Astana Cycling's final nine-rider roster for the Tour de France next month.Armstrong, a seven-time Tour winner, will be joined on the team by three-time Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador, Andreas Kloden, Levi Leipheimer, Yaroslav Popovych and Haimar...Read Full Story

Haimar Zubeldia takes 5th in the Tour de France

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Final results are in and Zubeldia has secured 5th place in the general classifications.  Congrats to Zubeldia and Team Euskaltel!Final General Classification1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 91.00.262 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto 0.233 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 0.314 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC 7.085 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8.176 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 11.377...Read Full Story