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Corsica start for 2013 Tour

Updated: October 24, 2012, 1:06 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Cyclists in the 100th edition of the Tour de France will face an unprecedented double ascent of the iconic l'Alpe d'Huez as the race tries to move past the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

Fighter jets streaming red, white and blue smoke will fly above the riders on June 29 as they start the 2013 Tour in Corsica, which will host the race for the first time. The 2,088-mile event ends three weeks later at night against the backdrop of a floodlit Arc de Triomphe in the City of Lights.

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