Tour de France 2013, Stage 1: Route, TV schedule and more

Bryn Lennon

Route information and a TV schedule for Saturday's first stage of the 2013 Tour de France.

The 100th running of the Tour de France will get underway early on Saturday. For the first time in the race's history, it will take place in Corsica, and the first stage should put the field's strongest sprinters in an advantageous position. There isn't a whole lot of climbing in the 213-kilometer course.

The only major climb is a category four, which peaks about 45.5 kilometers into the race. A long sprint occurs about 150 kilometers in, though there are a lot of wavy turns in the final 60 kilometers or so.

Below, we've got a map of the route, via Podium Cafe:

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The stage begins at 6 a.m. ET and Steephill.tv projects an estimated finish time of about 11:19. NBC Sports will carry live coverage of the Tour de France with Stage 1 coverage beginning on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 a.m. At different stages, coverage will shift to NBC, and you can find the full schedule for that here.

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