Tag Archives: Corsica

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 commentary, stage 1: Chaos in Corsica

The Orica-GreenEdge team bus

The chaotic start to the 100th Tour de France immediately brought to the forefront cycling’s inherent dangers. For all of its strategies, team interplay and expected sprint finishes, anything can happen. And, of course, it did. The stuck Orica-GreenEdge team bus at the finish line in Corsica prompted the move of the finish to 3km from the original finish. When ... 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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