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Tour de France comes to the Cote d’Azur.

The Tour de France 2013 will be visiting the Cote d’Azur this year.

Tuesday 2nd July there will be the excitement of the time trial in Nice itself. A 25km sprint against the clock. Be sure to get here early to take your place on the route.

Wednesday 3rd July, the riders will then race the 219km from Cagnes sur Mer, just West of Nice, all the way to Marseille. The route takes them through Valbonne, Biot and on through Chateauneuf, then onto the Historic city of Grasse before descending along the route through Peymeinade en-route to Fayence in teh Var region. After Fayence the route winds its way through the forests to the west towards Draguignan before turning south west to Brignolles. The riders will then enter their third department of the day, the Bouche du Rhone at Cuges les Pins and finally head directly to Marseille. The full route can be found at http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2013/fr/etape-5.html.

Finally Thursday 4th July the riders head from Aix en Provence to Montpellier. A leg burning 176km.