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
After Stage 2 of the 2012 Tour de France, Fabian Cancellara still holds the yellow jersey at the top of the general classification leaderboard. Bradley Wiggins and Sylvain Chavanel are just 7 seconds behind. Cadel Evans, a favorite for the final podium, is 17 seconds behind.The top 20 riders after Stage 2 are ranked below.Tour de France Standings, After Stage 2 (7/2/2012)
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Philippe Gilbert made team Omega Pharma-Lotto very proud today. He won the first stage of the 2011 Tour de France. He may not be able to keep it for long, but at least for this moment Gilbert gets to wear the prized yellow jersey. Check here for updated photos of Philippe Gilbert in the race.Tem BMC’s Cadel Evans took second lace. Team Garmin-Cervélo’s Thor Hushovd placed third.Alberto Contador, who is the betting odds favorite to win the 2011 Tour, suffered a significant setback and lost...Read Full Story
Philippe Gilbert is a professional cyclist from Belgium, who has ridden in several Tour de France races. Le Tour de France is a long-distance stage race competition for professional cycling teams.