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
Rank Name Team Time Gap 1 Stefan SCHUMACHER GST 19h32'33'' 00'' 2 Kim KIRCHEN THR 19h32'45'' 12'' 3 David MILLAR TSL 19h32'45'' 12'' 4 Cadel EVANS SIL 19h32'54'' 21'' 5 Fabian CANCELLARA CSC 19h33'06'' 33'' 6 Christian VANDEVELDE TSL 19h33'10'' 37'' 7 George HINCAPIE THR 19h33'14'' 41'' 8 Thomas LÖVKVIST THR 19h33'20'' 47'' 9 Vincenzo NIBALI LIQ 19h33'31'' 58'' 10 José Ivan GUTIERREZ GCE 19h33'34'' 1'01'' 11 Denis MENCHOV RAB 19h33'45...Read Full Story
Here are the overall standings after Stage 3. Cancellara is looking good, but Boonen and Hushovd are strong riders and will eventually make their moves. Mikel Astarloza is hanging in with the top 10 riders, only 49 seconds behind the leaders.But there are MANY riders VERY close. Expect to see this top 10 list shuffle frequently over the next 2 weeks.Current top 10 overall leaders: Rank Name Country Team Gap 1 Fabian Cancellara SUI CSC 00.000'' 2 Andréas Klöden GER AST 33...Read Full Story
Mikel Astarloza is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Euskaltel-Euskadi.