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Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme presents the itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme presents the itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme presents the itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race, a 3,360 km route starting June 29 from Corsica and finishing on the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 21, presented and scanned from a press kit by organizers in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO)/Handout

The itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race, a 3,360 km route starting June 29 from Corsica and finishing on the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 21, presented and scanned from a press kit by organizers in Paris October 24, 2012....more

The itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race, a 3,360 km route starting June 29 from Corsica and finishing on the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 21, presented and scanned from a press kit by organizers in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO)/Handout
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From L-R, Bradley Wiggins of Britain, Cadel Evans of Australia, Mark Cavendish of Britain, Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. pose next to the itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race during a presentation in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

From L-R, Bradley Wiggins of Britain, Cadel Evans of Australia, Mark Cavendish of Britain, Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. pose next to the itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race during a presentation in...more

From L-R, Bradley Wiggins of Britain, Cadel Evans of Australia, Mark Cavendish of Britain, Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. pose next to the itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race during a presentation in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race is presented at a news conference in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race is presented at a news conference in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race is presented at a news conference in Paris October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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