Tour de France 2013 Stage 3 is a hilly stage between Ajaccio and Calvi. The length of the course is 145.5 kilometers. Both Ajaccio and Calvi will be hosting a Tour de France stage for the first time in history.

Tour de France 2013 Stage 3 quick info

  • DATE: July 01, 2013, Monday
  • STAGE TYPE: Hilly
  • START-FINISH: Ajaccio (1 m) > Calvi (8 m)
  • LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 145.5 km
  • DIFFICULTY:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Tour de France 2013 Stage 3 Fly-Through – The Global Cycling Network’s (GCN) Stage 3 preview of the 2013 Tour de France gives a detailed fly-through of the 145.5 km route from Ajaccio to Calvi.

Tour de France 2013 Stage 3 Profile

Tour de France 2013 stage 3 profile
Tour de France 2013 stage 3 profile

Mountain passes & hills

  1. @12.0 km, Col de San Bastiano, 3.4 kilometre-long climb at 4.6%. Category: 4
  2. @58.0 km, Col de San Martino, 7.5 kilometre-long climb at 5.4%. Category: 3
  3. @75.0 km, Côte de Porto, 2 kilometre-long climb at 6.4%. Category: 3
  4. @132.0 km, Col de Marsolino (443 m), 3.3 kilometre-long climb at 8.1%. Category: 2

Intermediate Sprint

Tour de France 2013 stage 3 intermediate sprint
Tour de France 2013 stage 3 intermediate sprint. @km 28.5, Sagone

Last kilometers

Tour de France 2013 stage 3 last kms
Tour de France 2013 stage 3 last kms

Start: Ajaccio

Ajaccio
Ajaccio

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.

Finish: Calvi

Calvi
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Calvi is also the capital of the Arrondissement of Calvi, which contains, besides the Canton of Calvi, three other cantons: L’Île-Rousse, Belgodère, and Calenzana.

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