Tour De France 21013

TDF 2013The 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.

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)
  • 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

Saturday, June 29th
Porto-Vecchio > Bastia
212 km
Sunday, June 30th
Bastia > Ajaccio
154 km
Monday, July 1st
Ajaccio > Calvi
145 km

Tuesday, July 2nd
Team time-trial
Nice > Nice
25 km

Wednesday, July 3rd
Cagnes-sur-Mer > Marseille
219 km
Thursday, July 4th
Aix-en-Provence > Montpellier
176 km
Friday, July 5th
Montpellier > Albi
205 km
Saturday, July 6th
Castres > Ax 3 Domaines
194 km
Sunday, July 7th
Saint-Girons > Bagnères-de-Bigorre
165 km
Rest day
Monday, July 8th
Saint-Nazaire - Loire-Atlantique
Tuesday, July 9th
Saint-Gildas-des-Bois > Saint-Malo
193 km
Individual time-trial
Wednesday, July 10th
Avranches > Mont-Saint-Michel
33 km
Thursday, July 11th
Fougères > Tours
218 km
Friday, July 12th
Tours > Saint-Amand-Montrond
173 km
Saturday, July 13th
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule > Lyon
191 km
Sunday, July 14th
Givors > Mont Ventoux
242 km
Rest day
Monday, July 15th
Tuesday, July 16th
Vaison-la-Romaine > Gap
168 km
Individual time-trial
Wednesday, July 17th
Embrun > Chorges
32 km
Thursday, July 18th
Gap > Alpe-d’Huez
168 km
Friday, July 19th
Bourg-d’Oisans > Le Grand-Bornand
204 km
Saturday, July 20th
Annecy > Annecy - Semnoz
125 km
Sunday, July 21st
Versailles > Paris Champs-Élysées
118 k