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
In 2008, Koen de Kort's highlights included: 4th in General Classification 'Ster Electrotour' (5th prologue)12th in General Classification 'Eneco Tour' (6th prologue)Bronze medal Dutch Championships ITTRead Full Story
Here's the current standings for the "King of the Mountains" dotted jersey: Jussi Veikkanen (Francaise Des Jeux) 9 pointsTony Martin (Columbia - HTC) 6 pointsAnthony Geslin (Francaise Des Jeux) 6 pointsKoen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) 6 pointsCyril Dessel (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 5 pointsMaxime Bouet (Agritubel) 4 pointsAlberto Contador (Astana) 3 pointsStephane Auge (Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne) 3 pointsMarkus Fothen (Milram) 3 pointsThomas Voeckler (bBox Bouygues Telecom) 3 pointsRead Full Story
Koen De Kort is a professional cyclist riding for the Skil-Shimano team. De Kort used to ride for Astana but rarely got to compete in international events before joining Skil Shimano.