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
Pro cyclist Nic Roche is off to a great first half of the 2011 Tour de France. Roche is currently ranked #10 in the general classifications. He is 4 minutes and 57 seconds behind the yellow jersey, held by Thomas Voeckler. Frank Schleck and his brother, Andy Schleck, are both in the top 10. Together they pose a significant threat to the rest of the field.Alberto Contador is currently in 7th place, 4 minutes behind the leader.Here's the current top 10 in GC standings after Stage 12: 1...Read Full Story
Nicolas Roche competed Stage 11 of the 2010 Tour de France today in 04:42:29. He ranked #17 for the stage. Mark Cavendish won the stage in a sprint. Saxo Bank's Andy Schleck maintained his overall lead in the 2010 Tour. Schleck is chased by Astana's Alberto Contador in second, Samuel Sanchez in third, and Denis Menchov in fourth. After Stage 11, Alessandro Petacchi from LAMPRE wears the Green Jersey with 161 points. The best climber so far is Jerome Pineau, from team Quick Step. In...Read Full Story
Stage 6 of the 2010 Tour de France started in Montargis and ended in Gueugnon. Nicolas Roche finished the ride in 05:37:45. He ranked #42 for the stage. The day's winner was Mark Cavendish. After Stage 6, Nicolas Roche is now ranked #11 in the overall general classification. His current GC time is 04:39:12 and he has a total gap of 00:01:42 from the yellow jersey. Nicolas Roche is riding on the Ag2r La Mondiale roster. The team is managed by Vincent Lavenu.Read Full Story
Nicolas Roche (born July 3, 1984) is an Irish professional cyclist who competes in a variety of international races, including the Tour de France. Find videos, pics and articles on Nicolas Roche here.