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Tour de France 2013: Huge Crash Near End of Stage 1 (Video)

July 22, 2012; Paris, FRANCE; A general view of the peloton as riders make their way up the Champs Elysees towards the Arc de Triomphe during stage twenty of the 2012 Tour de France in Paris. Mandatory Credit: Bernard Papon/Presse Sports via USA TODAY Sports

As we mentioned earlier, the first stage of the 2013 Tour de France was a wild one. When you are entering the 100th running of a race, the hope is that you can have things go off without a hitch. Unfortunately, it never goes according to plan.

Not only did a bus get stuck under the finish line, but with less than 5 km left in the leg there was a major crash that took out a number of the cyclists. One of the riders who fell victim to the crash was yellow jersey favorite Mark Cavendish. It’s not the start that he had hoped for, but there are 20-stages remaining that will allow him to get back on the bike and make up for lost time.

Here is the crash that took out a number of riders, including Cavendish:

For those ready for the long haul of the Tour de France, here is the complete stage by stage breakdown and television schedule:

Date Stage Location/Coverage TV Time (ET)
Saturday, June 29 1 Porto-Vecchio to Bastia NBCSN 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, June 30 2 Bastia to Ajaccio NBCSN/NBC 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday, July 1 3 Ajaccio to Calvi NBCSN 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2 4 Nice to NIce NBCSN 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3 5 Cagnes-sur-Mer to
Marseille
NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday, July 4 6 Aix-en-Provence to
Montpellier
NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday, July 5 7 Montpellier to Albi NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 6 8 Castres to Ax 3 Domaines NBCSN/NBC 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 7 9 Saint-Girons to
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
NBCSN 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday, July 8 REST DAY
Tuesday, July 9 10 Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to
Sain-Malo
NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10 11 Avranches to
Mont-Saint-Michel
NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday, July 11 12 Fougères to Tours NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday, July 12 13 Tours to
Saint-Amand-Montrond
NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 14 Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to
Lyon
NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 14 15 Givors to Mont Ventoux NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday, July 15 REST DAY
Tuesday, July 16 16 Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17 17 Embrun to Chorges NBCSN 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday, July 18 18 Gap to Alpe-d’Huez NBCSN 6 a.m – 11 p.m.
Friday, July 19 19 Bourg-d’Oisans to
Le Grand-Bornand
NBCSN 6 a.m – 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 20 Annecy to Annecy-Semonz NBCSN 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 21 Versailles to
Paris Champs Élysées
NBCSN 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 - Recap Show NBC 12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Topics: Tour De France

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