2013 Tour de France Route Announced

by CyclingTips


Last night the 100th edition of the Tour de France route was announced. It starts on the French island of Corsica for the first three stages, features the return of Mont Ventoux, a double ascent of Alpe d’Huez on stage 18, and a nightime finish in Paris. In summary, the 2013 Tour looks to benefit the climbers and the parcours look to be far more exciting than last year.

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Comparing to previous years 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Flat Stages 7 9 10 9 10 10 11 9
Medium Mountain Stages 5 4 3 4 1 4 1 4
Mountain Stages 6 5 6 6 7 5 6 5
# of Categorized Climbs ?? 25 23 23 20 19 21 22
Summit Finishes 4 3 4 3 3 4 3 3
Individual Time Trialing 65k 101k 41k 59k 55k 82k 117k 116k
Team Time Trial 25k 0 23k 0 39k 0 0 0
Overall Distance 3342km 3511km 3436km 3596km 3435km 3554km 3547km 3657km

 

Comparison stats via Steephill.tv

 

Route of the 2013 Tour de France:

June 29, stage 1: Porto-Vecchio to Bastia, 212km
June 30, stage 2: Bastia to Ajaccio, 154km
July 1st, stage 3: Ajaccio to Calvi, 145km
July 2nd, stage 4: Nice to Nice, TTT, 25km
July 3, stage 5: Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille, 219km
July 4, stage 6: Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier, 176km
July 5, stage 7: Montpellier to Albi, 205km
July 6, stage 8: Castres to Ax-3 domaines, 194km
July 7, stage 9: Saint-Girons to Bagnères-de-Bigorre, 165km
July 8: Rest day in Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique
July 9, stage 10: St-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint-Malo, 193km
July 10, stage 11: Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel, ITT, 33km
July 11, stage 12: Fougères to Tours, 218km
July 12, stage 13: Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond, 173km
July 13, stage 14: Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, 191km
July 14, stage 15: Givors to Mont Ventoux, 242km
July 15: Rest day in the Vaucluse province (Avignon, Orange)
July 16, stage 16: Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap, 168km
July 17, stage 17: Embrun to Chorges, ITT, 32km
July 18, stage 18: Gap to l’Alpe d’Huez, 168km
July 19, stage 19: Bourg d’Oisans to Le Grand Bornand, 204km
July 20, stage 20: Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz, 125km
July 21, stage 21: Versailles to Paris/Champs-Elysées, 118km