Tour de France: 100th Anniversary
The Tour de France begins on the island of Corsica on June 29th. The race was first staged in 1903, but it was cancelled for several years during World Wars I and II. Consequently, the 2013 Tour marks the 100th anniversary of this storied race, one of cycling’s most challenging and thrilling. This year’s race will conclude, as usual, in Paris on July 21st.
- Le Tour de France 100 — The official site of the Tour de France
- Tour de France – Follow all the action with Velo News
- Everything you need to know about the 100th Tour de France — Get the lowdown on this year’s race from the Australian.com
- Tour de France 2013 -- A complete guide to all 21 stages of the 2013 race course from Cycling News
- Froome Leads Next Generation of Tour de France Contenders — A profile of the top racers in this year’s Tour from the New York Times
- Understanding the Tour de France — A “beginner’s guide to cycling’s showpiece” from the BBC
- Tour’s 100 most significant moments — ESPN presents the most riveting events in the Tour’s fabled history
- How the Tour de France evolved over 100 years ago — A fascinating overview of the event’s origins from the Australian.com
- LIFE at the 1953 Tour de France: Rare Photos of a Sport Spectacle — Classic images from Life Magazine highlight the 1953 edition of the Tour.
- Tour de France Book List — See our Pinterest board for nonfiction titles about the Tour de France, cycling’s most enduring event.