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The Critérium International stays in Corsica until 2013 ... to better get prepared for the Tour de France?

Added: tuesday 23 November 2010 at 0:21:00
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    The Critérium International stays in Corsica until 2013 ... to better get prepared for the Tour de France?After the success of the 2010 Critérium International abd the first edition of the triptych of the road on the island Corsica, ASO today announced that the race composed of 3 stages in 2 days will more durably stay on Corsica.

    The south of Corsica and the region around Porto-Vecchio will receive the riders who participate in the Critérium International until 2013. And what's next?

    Corsica and its inhabitants found back (after the disappearance of the Tour of Corsica in the 80s) the professional riders at the occasion of the first edition of the Critérium International around Porto-Vecchio (to see the photos of the 2010 Critérium International, click on the following links: first stage, The start of the Critérium International in Porto-Vecchiosecond stage and third stage and the articles about this race in the Critérium International section) while the race was held in the Ardennes around Charleville Mézière the 9 previous years.

    It was a very big popular success and Christian Prudhomme, director of the race, summarised it with the following words: we have found here some roads which seem to be made for cycling. While everyone thought of the Grand Départ of the 2013 Tour de France which is announced to take place on Corsica, the people who assisted to this very first edition on Corsica hoped for more. The signature, with Georges Mela, Mayor of Porto-Vecchio, of a contract for 3 years thus realises this dream with the Critérium International coming back to these roads in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    The year 2013 could thus well become a big year of cycling on Corsica with not only the 81st edition of the Critérium International but also the Grand Départ of the 100th edition of the Tour de France ...
    Pierrick Fédrigo
    In the mean time, the next rendez-vous is for next March, more precisely on 26 and 27 March 2011 as announced in the UCI cycling calendar for the 2011 Critérium International, for 3 stages. The roads on Corsica seem to be perfect to continue with the success formula of the Critérium International which is composed of one mountain stage, one more flat stage and one short time trial.

    Who will be there in 2011 to succeed to Pierrick Fédrigo?

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. http://www.cyclisme-roltiss-over.com/article-le-criterium-international-reste-en-corse-jusqu-en-2013-61549479.html

    | Roland TISSIER | tuesday 23 November 2010 at 9:46:23

  2. Cette fois j'espère bien pouvoir y être !

    | pascal | tuesday 23 November 2010 at 11:06:09

  3. @Roland : merci :-)
    @Pascal : j'espère bien effectivement !!

    | Thomas Vergouwen | wednesday 24 November 2010 at 1:13:12

  4. Information importante, qui concerne d'abord Paris-Nice 2011, mais qui pourrait avoir des effets pour le Tour de France 2013 : Nuits-Saint-Georges ( berceau des meilleurs vins du monde !!! ), accueillera l'arrivée de la deuxième étape de Paris-Nice 2011 en provenance de Cosne-sur-Loire.
    Un essai (gagnant ?) pour la ville de Didier Retière ( un des 3 sélectionneurs du XV de France ) pour la Grande Boucle 2013 ?
    Roro 21 : te voila fixé !

    | Sanglier | wednesday 08 December 2010 at 18:21:39

  5. http://www.bienpublic.com/fr/accueil/article/4276178/Nuits-en-lumiere.html

    | Sanglier | wednesday 08 December 2010 at 18:23:50

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