2013 Tour de France Route Review

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10/24/2012| 0 comments
by Neil Browne
RoadCycling.com reviews the route of the 2013 Tour de France

2013 Tour de France Route Review

This all French route is a classic.

Team’s Cadel Evans is also on the short list for potential winners. In a team press release Evans was hopeful of his chances in the 2013 Tour de France.

“In the last week, we won’t have an idea who’s going to eventually be the winner in Paris,” he said. “It’s long on road stages, but shorter on time trial kilometers. I think it suits me a little bit better than 2012. It’s a real mix and variation of stages right from the start to the finish. That third week is going to be very tough.”

Andy Schleck is the unknown variable. After Contador’s disqualification from the 2010 Tour, second place finisher Schleck was awarded the overall victory. However his 2012 season has been a disaster. The big question mark is will Schleck bounce back and be a worthy contender?

2013 Tour de France Stage List
June 29 1st stage: Porto-Vecchio—Bastia, 212 km
June 30 2nd stage: Bastia—Ajaccio, 154 km
July 1 3rd stage: Ajaccio—Calvi, 145 km
July 2 4th stage: Nice—Nice, 25 km (TTT)
July 3 5th stage: Cagnes-sur-Mer—Marseille, 219 km
July 4 6th stage: Aix-en-Provence—Montpellier, 176 km
July 5 7th stage: Montpellier—Albi, 205 km
July 6 8th stage: Castres—Ax-3 Domaines, 194 km
July 7 9th stage: Saint-Girons—Bagnères-de-Bigorre, 165 km
July 8 Rest day at Saint-Nazaire
July 9 10th stage: Saint-Gildas-des-Bois—Saint-Malo, 193 km
July 10 11th stage: Avranche—Mont-Saint-Michel, 33 km (ITT)
July 11 12th stage: Fougères—Tours, 218 km
July 12 13th stage: Tours—Saint-Amand-Montrond, 173 km
July 13 14th stage: Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule—Lyon, 191 km
July 14 15th stage: Givors—Mont Ventoux, 242 km
July 15 Rest day in Vaucluse
July 16 16th stage: Vaison-la-Romaine—Gap, 168 km
July 17 17th stage: Embrun—Chorges, 32 km (ITT)
July 18 18th stage: Gap—Alpe d’Huez, 168 km
July 19 19th stage: Bourg-d’Oisans—Le Grand-Bornand, 204 km
July 20 20th stage: Annecy-Semnoz, 125 km
July 21 21st stage: Versailles—Paris Champs-Elysées, 118 km

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