Mark Cavendish won Stage 5 of the 2013 Tour de France. The 140+ mile stage took the riders five and a half hours to complete and ended in a full sprint finish. Edvald Boasson Hagen and Peter Sagan put a lot of pressure on Cavendish in the final meters.Simon Gerrans of Australia will retain his yellow jersey for yet another day. His teammates on Orica-GreenEDGE pulled hard to keep Gerrans at the front of the pack. He finished in the 15th position for Stage 5 which will keep him at the top...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
Michael Albasini is a Tour de France cyclist riding for Team Luquigas under manager Mario Scirea. The Tour de France is also called La Grande Boucle, Le Tour or simply The Tour.