'13 Tour de France Will Begin on Corsica

Race to visit Med. island for first time

The 2013 Tour de France will open with three stages on the island of Corsica, tour organizers announced Tuesday, in what will be the race's first-ever visit to the island. Riders will begin with a flat first stage, then cross mountains on stages two and three. The tour has traveled through each of France's mainland departments since it launched in 1903. The island start is intended to commemorate the race's 100th edition.

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