24 October 2012

Parcours for the 2013 Tour de France

Today in Paris the route of the 2013 Tour de France has been announced. It is the 100th Edition of the TOur It starts with a 3 stages on Corsica on 29 June to 1 July and ends with a night time finish on the Champs-Élysées on the 21 July


 The Champion Bradley Wiggins as I posted earlier will not be going flat out for a defence of his title. There are four, tough mountain top finishes and only 65km of individual time trials compared to 101km this year means it will suit his Sky team mate Chris Froome better. Wiggins may be looking to add a Giro title just before the Grand Depart, but he will be riding in support of Froome around the roads of France come July. Although he joked that he would have to grow some sideburns before the start to take over that role.

On the subject of Armstrong the man who last wore the Maillot Jaune said he doubted that the American would ever confess. But Mark Cavendish looking forward to a chance to go for Green once more called on Armstrong to confess saying:

''I think [he should confess], definitely.
''But he is a stubborn man and I don't think he is ever going to confess, he has too much to lose.'' 

Cavendish wants Armstrong to follow in the steps of his Great Britain team-mate David Millar and his former HTC director Rolf Aldag who have admitted to doping. '

"It's not fair on me having to answer these questions. If you've done something, confess.
''That anyone can damage the sport I love right now, it's frustrating.
"I've worked with David Millar. This guy's remorseful. He's repented. The team I grew up with, HTC, one of the directors (Aldag) – these guys care about the sport. They ruin their reputation to move the sport on, but other people care more about themselves.''

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