Tag Archives: 2013 Tour de France

Tour de France 100, stage 3 preview: A Peter Sagan kind of day?

Satge 3 profile, 2013 Tour de France

Magnus Backstedt of Sweden, the former Paris-Roubaix winner and one-time Tour de France stage winner, is providing preview video analysis for all of the event’s 21 stages for cyclingnews.com. With the third and final of three stages in Corsica for the race’s 100th edition, Backstedt predicts the stage could be ideal for a power rider who can sprint — like ... Read More »

Americans in the Tour de France: Ted King hurt, perseveres in debut

Ted King was riding in his first Tour de France

Two odd, potentially catastrophic stages of Tour de France 100 have been completed. A good chuck of the field, including American Ted King, has fallen and suffered mild scrapes to nasty bruises to injuries that could eventually take them out of the race. But King (Cannondale), who’s among six Americans in the Tour de France  — the smallest U.S. contingent ... Read More »

Tour de France 2013, stage 2: Bastia-Ajaccio

The route profile of stage 2 of the Tour de France

Two days into the 100th Tour de France, the field will encounter its first climbs with the medium mountain stage. Tour de France, Stage 2 Sunday, June 30 Bastia-Ajaccio: 155 km (96 miles) The Place Saint-Nicolas, one of the biggest squares in Europe, will be the start, with the riders in quick succession passing in front of Furiani Stadium and ... Read More »

Tour de France 100: Complete rosters, 22 teams, 198 riders

An artist's rendition from the 2011 Tour de France

By the numbers, the Tour de France is simple. Twenty-two teams, 198 riders. The individual rider with the lowest cumulative time wins. But the Tour de France is reality is as complex as the size of the peloton. The 100th Tour de France will include three former titlists, Cadel Evans, Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador. It will feature one 41-year-old ... Read More »

Injured Chris Horner won’t ride Tour de France

Chris Horner has won two Tour of Spain stages has the overal again after 10 stages.

Chronically injured Chris Horner, the affable veteran rider who resides in Bend, Ore., and San Diego, Ca., will miss the 2013 Tour de France because of the lingering iliotibial band friction syndrome in his left knee. Horner, 41, who rides for RadioShack Leopard, finished a career-best ninth in the 2010 Tour de France. But he has missed most of this ... Read More »

2013 Tour de France: Riders praise spectacle, ponder hilly challenges of final week


The presentation of the following year’s Tour de France route each fall always prompts strong reaction from the team directors and cyclists who attend the traditional unveiling and luncheon in Paris. This year’s announcement of the 100th edition, which will include a night finish in Paris and a double ascent of Alpe d’Huez in one stage, was no exception — ... Read More »

Tour de France 2013, stage 1: Porto-Vecchio-Bastia


For the second straight year, the Tour de France will begin in June, not July and will again begin with a full stage, not a prologue. Although details of the opening few stages of each year’s Tour de France are revealed well before the official presentation, the opening of the 100th edition in Corsica as well as the first two ... Read More »

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