The Tour de France is on its way to complete a century this year. The mega event is scheduled to commence from 29th June and will be the Paradise for all enthusiastic cyclists from all over the world. The 100th edition of the event will be a feast of 23 days for various cyclists and the world will get a chance to see some amazing new talents emerge out apart from enjoying with the ace cyclists.
Highlight of Tour de France
The main highlight of Tour de France 2013 is the Alpe-dHuez. This year the cyclists have to ride through the mountains roads not once but twice. At the 18th stage of the competition, cyclists will have to climb the Alpe-dHuez top and it will be the first passage with the finish line being 50 kilometers away from it. In addition, the three other summits on the tour map are:
- Mount Ventoux.
- Ax Domaines 3
Stages in Tour de France
The tour de France 2013 will be an event covering almost 3, 360 kilometers distance in total making it an absolute adventurous event for any voracious cyclist. There will be 21 different stages in the event which are:
- 1 stage for team time trial.
- 2 days for rest.
- 2 stages of time trial for individuals.
- 5 stages for hilly ride.
- 6 stages of mountain climbing which comprises of four different summit finishes.
- 7 stages are flat.
Another significant aspect of the 100th edition of the tour is that the race will not take place in any foreign country and the mainland of France will be its sole host. The two new departments that will act as a host for the Tour de France 2013 are:
The Tour De France 2013 will also witness 10 different first time city stages. The first stage will begin at Porto-Vecchio and the 20th stage will end at Annecy-Semnoz. Moreover, lucky 5,000 cyclists will get the golden opportunity of riding trough a 6.9km loop around some of the most important landmarks like Champs-Elysees, arc de Triomphe, Louvre and the Obelisk for the first time.