Le Tour de France 100th Anniversary

 2013 Tour de France 100th Anniversary

 

June 29th to July 21st, 2013

 

The route

Running from Saturday June 29th to Sunday July 21th 2013, the 100th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,360 kilometres (before ratification).

  • 7 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • 6 mountain stages with 4 summit finishes
  • 2 individual time trial stages
  • 1 team time trial stage
  • 2 rest days

First up Corsica... then nothing but the French mainland
Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse were the only two departments in metropolitan France that had never before hosted the Tour. The Grand Départ of 2013 will put an end to that. Once back on the mainland, the race will continue entirely within France and not take in any foreign countries – a concept last applied in 2003.

Distinctive aspects of the race

IndividuaL and team time-trials

The 4th stage, contested at Nice across 25 km, will represent the team time trial challenge, last carried out in 2011. Two individual time trials are also scheduled over a distance of 33 km between Avranches and Mont-Saint-Michel on stage 11, then over 32 km between Embrun and Chorges, on stage 17.

Alpe-d’Huez 1 and 2
The most significant change and, without a shadow of a doubt one of the highlights of this 100th edition: the Alpe-d’Huez will be climbed twice on the 18thstage. The first passage at the top of Alpe-d’Huez 1 will take place 50 kilometres before the finish at Alpe-d’Huez 2. Three further summit finishes are planned: Ax 3 Domaines, Mont Ventoux and Annecy-Semnoz, a new venue on the Tour map.

10 first-time city stages

Porto-Vecchio (start of 1st stage)



  • 10 first-time city stages

  • Porto-Vecchio (start of 1st stage)

  • Bastia (end of 1st stage and start of 2nd stage)
  • Ajaccio (end of 2nd stage and start of 3rd stage)
  • Calvi (end of 3rd stage)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer (start of 5th stage)
  • Saint-Gildas-des-Bois (start of 10thstage)
  • Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (start of 14th stage)
  • Givors (start of 15th stage)
  • Chorges (end of 17th stage)
  • Annecy-Semnoz (end of 20th stage)