The 2013 Tour de France in numbers

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PORTO-VECCHIO, June 28, 2013 (AFP) – The 2013 Tour de France in numbers, ahead of the start of the race in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, on Saturday:

1: The shirt number worn by race favourite Chris Froome, of Team Sky

2: The total number of rest days (July 8 and 15)

3: The number of stages being held in Corsica, where the Tour has never previously visited

4: The number of mountaintop finishes (at Ax 3 Domaines on Stage 8, Mont Ventoux on Stage 15, Alpe-d’Huez on Stage 18 and Annecy-Semnoz on Stage 20)

4: The number of different jerseys up for grabs (yellow, green, polka dot, white)

7: The total number of hors-categorie climbs, the very toughest

9: The number of riders per team

10: The number of laps of the Champs-Elysees undertaken during the final stage on July 21

22: The total number of teams competing

28: The total number of climbs, between hors-categorie, first and second category

36: The number of French winners in the 99 previous editions of the Tour

100: This is the 100th Tour de France

133.5km: The distance of the shortest stage, the final stage from Versailles to Paris on July 21

190: The race will be broadcast in a total of 190 countries

198: The total number of riders taking part

242.5km: The longest stage, the 15th stage from Givors to Mont Ventoux

400: The minimum prize money, in euros, given to a rider who completes the race

560: The number of media organisations accredited at the 2012 Tour

2001m: The highest point in this year’s Tour, at the Col de Pailheres in the Pyrenees on Stage 8

3404km: The total length of this year’s Tour

8000 euros: The prize for a stage win

450,000 euros: The amount of the cheque given to the overall race winner

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