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100th Tour de France Route Announced

With road cycling set to become one of the biggest summer activities in the Alps, the announcement today of this year’s Tour de France route has been eagerly anticipated.  At 11.30am French time today, the route of the 100th Tour de France was announced at a press conference in Paris.

We already new that the 2013 tour would begin for the first time on 29th June 2013 in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica with a three stage race, before joining the French mainland in Nice. This makes the 100th Tour de France the first 100% French race in 10 years. Here is the confirmed route and dates for the rest of the tour. Sadly, Morzine-Avoriaz doesn’t feature this time round…

Stage Date Start Finish Stage Type
1 Sat 29th June Port-Vecchio Bastia Road
2 Sun 30th June Bastia Ajaccio Mountains
3 Mon 1st Jul Ajaccio Calvi Mountains
4 Tue 2nd Jul Nice Nice ITT
5 Wed 3rd Jul Cagnes-sur-Mer Marseille Road
6 Thu 4th Jul Aix-en-Provence Montpeillier Road
7 Fri 5th Jul Montpellier Albi Road
8 Sat 6th Jul Castres Ax 3 Domaines Mountains
9 Sun 7th Jul Saint-Girons Bagneres-de-Bigorre Mountains
REST DAY Mon 8th Jul Saint-Nazaire Saint-Nazaire REST DAY
10 Tue 9th Jul St-Gildas-des-Bois Saint-Malo Road
11 Wed 10th Jul Avranches Mont Saint-Michel ITT
12 Thu 11th Jul Fougeres Tours Road
13 Fri 12th Jul Tours Saint-Amand-Montrond Road
14 Sat 13th Jul Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule Lyon Road
15 Sun 14th Jul Givors Mont Ventoux Mountains
REST DAY Mon 15th Jul Vaison-la-Romaine Vaison-la-Romaine REST DAY
16 Tue 16th Jul Vaison-la-Romaine Gap Road
17 Weds 17th Jul Embrun Chorges ITT
18 Thu 18th Jul Gap Alpe d’Huez Mountains (2 x ascent)
19 Fri 19th Jul Bourg d’Oisans Le Grand Bornand Mountains
20 Sat 20th Jul Annecy Annecy – Semnoz Road
21 Sun 21st Jul Chateau de Versailles Paris Road

Visit the official Tour de France website – www.letour.fr

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