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
Quickstep rider Carlos Barredo got in a fight after Stage 6 of the Tour de France. Photo: DailyPeletonQuickstep cyclist Carlos Barredo had a bad day. He crossed the finish line of Stage 6 and immediately got into a fist fight with rival biker Rui Alberto Costa. According to reports, Barredo stormed up to Rui Alberto Costa and tried to hit him over the head with a bicycle tire, then began punching him. Rui Alberto Costa defended himself (and perhaps did a bit more). The scuffle was...Read Full Story
Rui Costa is a pro cyclist who competes in the Tour de France. He rides for Caisse d'Epargne.