Tour de France 2013 Stage 2 is a mountain stage between Bastia and Ajaccio. Both Bastia and Ajaccio will be hosting a Tour de France stage first time in history. The length of the course is 156 kilometers.

Tour de France 2013 Stage 2 quick info

  • DATE June 30, 2013, Sunday
  • STAGE TYPE Mountain
  • START-FINISH Bastia (5 m) > Ajaccio (1 m)
  • LENGTH OF THE COURSE 156 km
  • DIFFICULTY

Rating: 3 out of 5.
Tour de France 2013 Stage 2 Fly Through: THe Global Cycling Network’s (GCN) Stage 2 preview of the 2013 Tour de France gives a detailed fly through of the 156 km route from Bastia to Ajaccio.
Tour de France 2013 stage 2 profile
Tour de France 2013 stage 2 profile

Mountain passes & hills

Km — Details — Category

  1. 70.0 — Col de Bellagranajo, 6.6 kilometer-long climb at 4.6% — 3
  2. 85.0 — Col de la Serra, 5.2 kilometer-long climb at 6.9% — 3
  3. 95.5 — Col de Vizzavona, (1 163 m) 4.6 kilometer-long climb at 6.5% — 2
  4. 144.0 — Côte du Salario, 1 kilometer-long climb at 8.9% — 3
Tour de France 2013 stage 2 intermediate sprint
Tour de France 2013 stage 2 intermediate sprint. @km 33, Castello di Rostino
Tour de France 2013 stage 2 last kms
Tour de France 2013 stage 2 last kms

Tour de France 2013 Stage 2 start town: Bastia

Bastia
Bastia

Bastia is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the northeast of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. It is also the second-largest city in Corsica after Ajaccio and the capital of the department.

Bastia is the principal port of the island and its principal commercial town, especially famous for its wines. According to the 2006 census, Bastia has 43,577 inhabitants.

In the competition of cities and villages in Bloom, the town was awarded “three flowers” by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom.

Tour de France 2013 Stage 2 finish town: Ajaccio

Ajaccio
Ajaccio port

Ajaccio is a commune on the island of Corsica in France. It is the capital and largest city of the region of Corsica and the prefecture of the department of Corse-du-Sud.

Ajaccio is located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, 210 nautical miles (390 km) southeast of Marseille. It occupies a sheltered position at the foot of wooded hills on the northern shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio. The harbor lies to the east of the foundation site at the original citadel on a hill overlooking a peninsula protecting the harbor on the south, where now are located the Quai de la Citadelle and the Jettée de la Citadelle.

The modern city not only encloses the entire harbor but takes up the better part of the Gulf of Ajaccio and in suburban form extends for some miles up the valley of the Gravona River. The flow from that river is nearly entirely consumed as the city’s water supply.

Ajaccio is located on the west coast of Corsica Island, 210 nautical miles (390 km) southeast of Marseille.

Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821, born as Napoleone di Buonaparte) was born at Ajaccio.

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