Tour de France 2013 route reavealed

From velo peloton

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 3,479 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

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.

Distinctive aspects of the race

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.

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 2009. 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.


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)

The stages

1 On-line Saturday, June 29th Porto-Vecchio > Bastia 212 km
2 On-line Sunday, June 30th Bastia > Ajaccio 154 km
3 On-line Monday, July 1st Ajaccio > Calvi 145 km
4 Team time-trial Tuesday, July 2nd Nice > Nice 25 km
5 On-line Wednesday, July 3rd Cagnes-sur-Mer > Marseille 219 km
6 On-line Thursday, July 4th Aix-en-Provence > Montpellier 176 km
7 On-line Friday, July 5th Montpellier > Albi 205 km
8 On-line Saturday, July 6th Castres > Ax 3 Domaines 194 km
9 On-line Sunday, July 7th Saint-Girons > Bagnères-de-Bigorre 165 km
Rest day Monday, July 8th Saint-Nazaire – Loire-Atlantique
10 On-line Tuesday, July 9th Saint-Gildas-des-Bois > Saint-Malo 193 km
11 Individual time-trial Wednesday, July 10th Avranches > Mont-Saint-Michel 33 km
12 On-line Thursday, July 11th Fougères > Tours 218 km
13 On-line Friday, July 12th Tours > Saint-Amand-Montrond 173 km
14 On-line Saturday, July 13th Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule > Lyon 191 km
15 On-line Sunday, July 14th Givors > Mont Ventoux 242 km
Rest day Monday, July 15th Vaucluse
16 On-line Tuesday, July 16th Vaison-la-Romaine > Gap 168 km
17 Individual time-trial Wednesday, July 17th Embrun > Chorges 32 km
18 On-line Thursday, July 18th Gap > Alpe-d’Huez 168 km
19 On-line Friday, July 19th Bourg-d’Oisans > Le Grand-Bornand 204 km
20 On-line Saturday, July 20th Annecy > Annecy – Semnoz 125 km




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