TDF plans fun-filled 100th race

2013-02-19 18:42
TDF logo (File)

Paris - Organisers of the Tour de France on Tuesday unveiled plans of a series of celebrations to mark the 100th edition of the world's most famous bicycle race later this year.

"We are overflowing with projects," said race director Christian Prudhomme.

The race which starts for the first time in Corsica on June 29 and runs until July 21, will take in some of France's most famous landmarks such as the Chateaux de Versailles as well as Mont Blanc, Mont Saint-Michel and the Loire region which are renowned for their chateaux.

One of the highlights will be the finish which is expected to be at approximately 19:45 (GMT) local time and will include 500 of the 1 400 former Tour de France riders who are still alive.

There will also be a photo exhibition celebrating the 100 years of the Tour at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris as well as a film to be released on June 12 about an amateur rider who leaves one day before the peloton, after he was left by his wife and fired from his job.

His popularity grows as he tries to stay ahead of the professionals before being finally caught, but not after a brief spell riding alongside the yellow jersey holder.

Read more on:    tdf  |  cycling


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Byrne: Israel Folau a 'freak'
LIVE: New Zealand 14-6 Tonga
England World Cup coaches barred
Lancaster comes out guns blazing
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.