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
Stage 9 of the 2011 Tour de France was riddled with crashes and injuries. Several top riders were knocked out of the multi-stage race with injuries ranging from hurt wrists to broken femur bones. One of the most buzzed about crashes, at least on Youtube, was that of Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) and Johnny Hoogerland. A car swerved into Flecha and knocked him Related News: Tour de France Fist FightTour de France Stage 7 Historical Tour de France Pics over. The crash also sent Johnny...Read Full Story
During the Tour de France on Sunday, Johnny Hoogerland took a spill when he was bumped by a car riding alongside a pack of bicycle racers. Video of the crash shows Hoogerland and Juan Antonio Flecha crashing after a car carrying France Televisions officials veers into them.Hoogerland tumbled into a ditch where barbed wire left him with cuts on his leg that required 33 stitches to patch up. On Monday, despite the injuries and the 16 minutes of lost race time, Hoogerland said he planned to ride...Read Full Story
Johnny Hoogerland (born May 13, 1983) is a Dutch professional bicyclist who joined the Vacansoleil-DCM team in 2009. Find more Johnny Hoogerland pictures, news and information below.