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Old 11-24-11, 10:01
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Mister Paul Giacobbi, President of the “Collectivité Territoriale de Corse” and Mister Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France, have the great pleasure of announcing that the Grand Depart (start) of the 100th edition of the Tour de France will take place in Corsica in 2013.

It will be the first time that the ‘Beauty Island’ and its two departments will welcome the peloton of the greatest cycling race in the world. Despite the fact that many cycling events have already taken place on its territory, Corsica remains the only region of metropolitan France to have never received the visit of the Tour de France.

The details of the Grand Départ and the stages selected for it will be revealed on the occasion of a press conference held on Tuesday the 6th of December 2011 at the Hôtel de Région in Ajaccio.

Big question is now, how they will screw it up?
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Old 11-24-11, 10:07
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Time to go make some dream stages on Corsica, just so I know not what to expect.
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Old 11-24-11, 10:26
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They will need some pretty tight security in place for that.
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Old 11-24-11, 11:01
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3 stages in Corsica, one is a prologue.

So two road stages... Hmmmm... They could do some very good and interesting things on that island. But then again it is the Tour, and bland stages is what they specialize in.
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Old 11-24-11, 11:12
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There is a chance the first couple of days could be great inevitably it will be bland.......
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Old 11-24-11, 11:13
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Great news, but the cynism of the 5 posters above me is probably justified.

They will screw up
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Old 11-24-11, 11:23
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I think

with the 1 short ITT

and sprint stage and 1 Hill/MTH top finish

should be good for all 2013 should be different from the last few years I hope
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Old 11-24-11, 11:25
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No stage in Corsica is not complete without the Porto-Vecchio to make the racing interesting, but odds on that not happening?
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Old 11-24-11, 12:34
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Climbs I expect

Aubisque, Tourmalet, Alpe d huez, Portet d'Aspet, Izoard, Galibier

And I heard Ventoux will break into the first team for 2013 only.
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Old 11-24-11, 12:39
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i would love and heard indeed some rumours about hautacam 2013!that would be too cool
also col de la madeleine from la chambre
probably we'll have alpe d'huez itt which is good.
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