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Kittel delivers: yellow jersey from a stage win
The first stage of the 100th Tour de France was designed to end with a sprint. That's how it panned out but it was anything but a standard finish in Bastia.
Ultimately it was a sprinter with a great reputation, Marcel Kittel, who lived up to expectations and claimed the win and the first yellow jersey of the 2013.
That was his appraisal after a manic end to the first stage of the Tour to ever be contested in Corsica. The race jury was forced to make quick decisions and originally opt to alter the site of the finish... when the peloton was just eight kilometres away.
Cycling enthusiasts from all over the world are going to be gathered together all across France for the always exciting Tour de France this summer. The 2013 edition of the race is going to be even more intriguing from an international standpoint, knowing that this is going to be the 100th time that this race has been run. Join us here at BookMaker Sportsbook, as we dive right into the ins and outs of Stage 1, as we have the best Tour de France betting coverage that you'll find on the internet!
2013 Tour De France betting action is set to take the world by storm this summer! On Saturday, June 29th, the best cyclists in the world will get together for Stage 1 of the Tour de France, which will take run from Corsica through Bastia. Coverage for this and all of the stages can be seen on the NBC Sports Network in the United States.
There is only one region of France that the Tour de France betting odds have never contested in, and all of that is going to change on June 29th. Corsica is going to be the venue for the very beginning of the Tour this year, and it should be a spectacle the size of which we have never seen before in this sport and at this venue. Corsicans are thrilled to have this event after years of waiting, and save for the finish line, this is the grandest stage with which you would want to be hosting.
Thanks to the visit to Corsica, which is quite a long ways away from the rest of the main portions of France, this is going to be the first Tour de France which is competed strictly on French soil since 1988.
The fact that this race is going to be started on an island this year is remarkable in and of itself. The Corsica region has a number of budding cities which have some of the biggest soccer teams in France, yet it has never hosted one of the country's premier sporting events.
The distance covered in this very first leg of the Tour is going to be long, but those who are regulars playing on the Tour de France betting lines know that the 213 km ride isn't the end of the world. In fact, the ride is expected to be quite the easy one, in fact. The port city of Porto-Vecchio is going to be the starting line for the Tour de France this year, and from there, the riders are going to head south to the outskirts of the island before cutting back to the north. The ride is completely up the coastline of the island of Corsica, and it will end in Bastia in the northeast corner of the island. The ride is relatively flat throughout, and that should help out some of the riders that are newer to the competition that are just getting ready to start things off.
Last year, there was an individual time trial ran before the race itself, and Fabian Cancellara was the one who beat the Tour de France betting odds in that short four-mile jaunt. Cancellara won't run in this year's race. Slovakian Peter Sagan is one to watch out for as well, knowing that he won two of the first three stages of last year's Tour de France.
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