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
Chris Froome watches as Alberto Contador of Spain shakes hands with Cadel Evans of Australia. (Getty Images)more pics Top 3 For Yellow1. Chris FroomeWhy: Fromme had a 2nd place finish in the 2012 Tour and is just coming from a string of victories so far in 2013. He's also now the lead rider for Team Sky (last year Fromme supported his teammate Bradley Wiggins, who ultimately won... but Wiggins isn't racing this year because of knee problems). Look for Fromme to hammer his competitors on the...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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