Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the 2013 Tour de France. Alexander Kristoff, Danny Van Poppel, and David Millar all gave Kittel a solid race in the final sprint, but the young German held them off.Unfortunately for Kittel, pretty much everyone in the field will end up with the exact same time for stage 1, at least as far as the general classification is concerned. There were several crashes and some confusion about the finish line. So... expect to see someone new wearing the prized...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
Jürgen Roelandts competed Stage 11 of the 2010 Tour de France today in 04:42:29. He ranked #9 for the stage. Mark Cavendish won the stage in a sprint. Andy Schleck keeps his yellow jersey for yet another day. He's at the top of the general classification leaderboard. Andy is followed by rivals Alberto Contador, Samuel Sanchez, and Denis Menchov. After Stage 11, Alessandro Petacchi from LAMPRE wears the Green Jersey with 161 points. The best climber so far is Jerome Pineau, from...Read Full Story
Stage 4 of the 2010 Tour de France was a 94 mile ride through France that ended in Reims. Jurgen Roelandts competed the ride in 03:34:55. He ranked #29 for the stage. The day's winner was Alessandro Petacchi. After Stage 4, Jurgen Roelandts is now ranked #37 in the overall general classification. His current GC time is 18:32:05 and he has a total gap of 00:03:10 from the yellow jersey. Jurgen Roelandts is competing for OmegaPharma Lotto. Tomorrow the racers head out from Epernay and...Read Full Story
Jurgen Roelandts (born July 2, 1985) is a Belgian road bicycle racer who has rode in the Tour de France.