Australia's Simon Gerrans sprinted for the finish of Stage 3 of the 2013 Tour de France today, narrowly beating Peter Sagan for the victory. Today's win is the first Tour stage victory for Team Orica Greenedge.Stage 3 was 145 kilometers, or about 90 miles. It started in Ajaccio and ended in Calvi, all on the island of Corsica.Jan Bakelants will hold on to the prized yellow jersey for another day. Gerrans won the stage but not by enough to create a gap in his general classification time.We...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
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