Criterium International 2010

Corsica's governing body approved the needed budget to host the start of the 2013 Tour de France, according to The Tour de France has never visited the island and now appears ready for its 100th edition.

Last month, the Tour de France announced Liège will host the start - the Grand Départ - of the 2012 Tour de France. The 2011 Tour de France begins in the Vendée department.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.