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Tour De France 2013
Start: Saturday, June 29
End: Sunday, July 21
The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France,while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. The race was first organized in 1903 to increase paper sales for the magazine L’Auto;it is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903 except for when it was stopped for the two World Wars.As the Tour gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened and its reach began to extend around the globe. Participation expanded from a primarily French field, as riders from all over the world began to participate in the race each year. The Tour is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI ProTeams, with the exception of the teams that the organizers invite.
Along with the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España, the Tour makes up cycling’s prestigious, three-week-long Grand Tours.Traditionally, the race is held primarily in the month of July. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same with the appearance of at least two time trials, the passage through the mountain chains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, and the finish on the Champs-Élysées. The modern editions of the Tour de France consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period and cover around 3,200 kilometres (2,000 mi). The race alternates between clockwise and anticlockwise circuits of France.The number of teams usually varies between 20 and 22, with nine riders in each.
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Le Tour de France 2013 Stage:
Stage 1 : Jun 29 : Porto-Vecchio – Bastia : 200km – 9am/6am
Stage 2 : Jun 30 : Bastia – Ajaccio : 155 km – 7:30am/4:30am
Stage 3 : Jul 1 : Ajaccio – Calvi : 145 km – 6:30am/3:30am
Stage 4 : Jul 2 : Nice : 25 km – 9am/6am
Stage 5 : Jul 3 : Cagnes-sur-mer – Marseille : 219 km – 8am/5am
Stage 6 : Jul 4 : Aix-en-Provence – Montpellier : 176 km – 8am/5am
Stage 7 : Jul 5 : Montpellier – Albi : 205 km – 8am/5am
Stage 8 : Jul 6 : Castres – Ax 3 Domaines : 194 km – 9am/6am
Stage 9 : Jul 7 : Saint-Girons – Bagnères-de-Bigorre : 165 km – 10am/7am
Rest day 1 : Jul 8 : Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique
Stage 10 : Jul 9 : St-Gildas-des-Bois – Saint Malo : 193 km – 8am/5am
Stage 11 : Jul 10 : Avranches – Mont-Saint-Michel : 33 km – 8am/5am
Stage 12 : Jul 11 : Fougères – Tours : 218 km – 8am/5am
Stage 13 : Jul 12 : Tours – Saint-Amand-Montrond : 173 km – 8am/5am
Stage 14 : Jul 13 : Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule – Lyon : 191 km – 8am/5am
Stage 15 : Jul 14 : Givors – Mont Ventoux : 242 km – 8am/5am
Rest day 2 : Jul 15 : Vaucluse province (Avignon, Orange)
Stage 16 : Jul 16 : Vaison-la-Romaine – Gap : 168 km – 8am/5am
Stage 17 : Jul 17 : Embrun – Chorges : 32 km – 8am/5am
Stage 18 : Jul 18 : Gap – l’Alpe d’Huez : 168 km – 6am/3am
Stage 19 : Jul 19 : Bourg d’Oisans – Le Grand Bornand : 204 km – 6am/3am
Stage 20 : Jul 20 : Annecy – Annecy-Semnoz : 125 km – 7:30am/4:30am
Stage 21 – Jul 21 : Versailles – Paris – Champs-Elysées : 118 km – Noon et/9am
All of the stages are timed to the finish; after finishing the riders’ times are compounded with their previous stage times.The rider with the lowest aggregate time is the leader of the race and gets to don the coveted yellow jersey. While the general classification garners the most attention there are other contests held within the Tour: the points classification for the sprinters, the mountains classification for the climbers with general classification hopes, young rider classification for the riders under the age of 26, and the team classification for the fastest teams.
The 2013 Tour de France will be the 100th Tour de France. It will run from 29 June 2013 to 21 July 2013.
It is scheduled to start in Corsica, in the city of Porto-Vecchio. The island will host the first three stages.Corsica is the only Metropolitan department which the Tour has never passed through and the organisers wanted to combine the 100th edition of the Tour with the Tour’s first ever visit to Corsica.