Tour de France 2013 Preview: Climber’s Party
By: Jen See
On Wednesday in Paris, the Tour de France organizers unveiled the 100th edition of the race. The event came two days after the UCI decision to confirm Lance Armstrong’s ban and strip his seven Tour titles. The show must go on, the race organizers seemed to be saying. The riders and assembled media were encouraged to avoid talk of doping, and so while cycling’s storm continued unabated outside the presentation, the unveiling of next year’s course went forward as if nothing at all was the matter.