9 de jun de 2013

Le Tour de France - 2013

The route

Running from Saturday June 29th to Sunday July 21th 2013, the 100th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,360 kilometres (before ratification).
  • 7 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • 6 mountain stages with 4 summit finishes
  • 2 individual time trial stages
  • 1 team time trial stage
  • 2 rest days

Distinctive aspects of the race

First up Corsica... then nothing but the French mainland
Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse were the only two departments in metropolitan France that had never before hosted the Tour. The Grand Départ of 2013 will put an end to that. Once back on the mainland, the race will continue entirely within France and not take in any foreign countries – a concept last applied in 2003.
IndividuaL and team time-trials
The 4th stage, contested at Nice across 25 km, will represent the team time trial challenge, last carried out in 2011. Two individual time trials are also scheduled over a distance of 33 km between Avranches and Mont-Saint-Michel on stage 11, then over 32 km between Embrun and Chorges, on stage 17.
Alpe-d’Huez 1 and 2
The most significant change and, without a shadow of a doubt one of the highlights of this 100th edition: the Alpe-d’Huez will be climbed twice on the 18thstage. The first passage at the top of Alpe-d’Huez 1 will take place 50 kilometres before the finish at Alpe-d’Huez 2. Three further summit finishes are planned: Ax 3 Domaines, Mont Ventoux and Annecy-Semnoz, a new venue on the Tour map.

10 first-time city stages

  • Porto-Vecchio (start of 1st stage)
  • Bastia (end of 1st stage and start of 2nd stage)
  • Ajaccio (end of 2nd stage and start of 3rd stage)
  • Calvi (end of 3rd stage)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer (start of 5th stage)
  • Saint-Gildas-des-Bois (start of 10thstage)
  • Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (start of 14th stage)
  • Givors (start of 15th stage)
  • Chorges (end of 17th stage)
  • Annecy-Semnoz (end of 20th stage)

1On-lineSaturday, June 29thPorto-Vecchio > Bastia212 km
2On-lineSunday, June 30thBastia > Ajaccio154 km
3On-lineMonday, July 1stAjaccio > Calvi145 km
4Team time-trialTuesday, July 2ndNice > Nice25 km
5On-lineWednesday, July 3rdCagnes-sur-Mer > Marseille219 km
6On-lineThursday, July 4thAix-en-Provence > Montpellier176 km
7On-lineFriday, July 5thMontpellier > Albi205 km
8On-lineSaturday, July 6thCastres > Ax 3 Domaines194 km
9On-lineSunday, July 7thSaint-Girons > Bagnères-de-Bigorre165 km
-Rest dayMonday, July 8thSaint-Nazaire - Loire-Atlantique
10On-lineTuesday, July 9thSaint-Gildas-des-Bois > Saint-Malo193 km
11Individual time-trialWednesday, July 10thAvranches > Mont-Saint-Michel33 km
12On-lineThursday, July 11thFougères > Tours218 km
13On-lineFriday, July 12thTours > Saint-Amand-Montrond173 km
14On-lineSaturday, July 13thSaint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule > Lyon191 km
15On-lineSunday, July 14thGivors > Mont Ventoux242 km
-Rest dayMonday, July 15thVaucluse
16On-lineTuesday, July 16thVaison-la-Romaine > Gap168 km
17Individual time-trialWednesday, July 17thEmbrun > Chorges32 km
18On-lineThursday, July 18thGap > Alpe-d’Huez168 km
19On-lineFriday, July 19thBourg-d’Oisans > Le Grand-Bornand204 km
20On-lineSaturday, July 20thAnnecy > Annecy - Semnoz125 km
21On-lineSunday, July 21stVersailles > Paris Champs-Élysées118 km

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