2013 Tour de France Route Announced

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Posted Thursday 25th October 2012 –

Tour de France organisers, ASO, have today announced the route for the 2013 centenary edition. Starting from Corsica the first relatively flat stage looks likely to finish with a bunch sprint so should give Mark Cavendish a rare chance to wear the yellow jersey if he can beat the pack. The other highlights of the route include two ascents of Alpe d’Huez, the mighty Mount Ventoux and a revised finish circuit in Paris that will take riders right around the Champs Elysees at twilight for a nighttime sprint finish.

The route is generally considered to be one for the climbers and with Bradley Wiggins reportedly looking to focus on the Giro next year the British hopes are likely to be pinned on Team Sky and Chris Froome.

Here’s the full list of stages starting on June 29th –

Stage 1: Porto Vecchio-Bastia, 212 km

Stage 2: Basta-Ajaccio, 154 km

Stage 3: Ajaccio-Calvi, 145 km

Stage 4: Nice-Nice, team time trial, 25 km

Stage 5: Cagnes sur Mer-Marseille, 219 km

Stage 6: Aix en Provence-Montpellier, 176 km

Stage 7: Montpellier-Albi, 205 km

Stage 8: Castres-Ax 3 Domaines, 194 km

Stage 9: St Girons-Bagneres de Bigorre, 165 km

Rest day in St Nazaire

Stage 10: St Gildas des Bois-St Malo, 193 km

Stage 11: Avranches-Mont St Michel, individual time trial, 33 km

Stage 12: Fougeres-Tours, 218 km

Stage 13: Tours-St Amand Montrond, 173 km

Stage 14: St Pourain sur Sioule-Lyon, 191 km

Stage 15: Givors-Mont Ventoux, 242 km

Rest day in the Vaucluse department

Stage 16: Vaison la Romaine-Gap, 168 km

Stage 17: Embrun-Chorges, individual time trial, 32 km

Stage 18: Gap-Alpe d’Huez, 168 km

Stage 19: Bourg d’Oisans-Le Grand Bornand, 204

Stage 20: Annecy-Annecy Semnoz, 125 km

Stage 21: Versailles-Paris Champs Elysees