29 June 2013 – 21 July 2013 - France
A triumphant welcome awaits the riders of the 100th Tour de France when they barrel down the Champs-Elysées next July 21. Shortly before this once-in-a-lifetime edition draws to a close on the most beautiful avenue in the world, members of the public will get the chance to push the pedals as they enjoy a huge convivial ride on the final circuit which will be tackled by the champions of the Grande Boucle just a few hours later.
A legendary circuit through the heart of the City of Light
Who has never dreamed of riding down the Champs-Elysées on a summer Sunday and discovering the Arc de Triomphe, the Obelisk on Place de la Concorde and the Louvre without being bothered by traffic? The Randonnée du Tour (Tour Gran Fondo) will give 5,000 lucky participants a rare opportunity to do this on July 21. The course is a 6.9 km loop that will take them around the most well-known landmarks of the capital. All clad in yellow together with their family or friends, the amateur cyclists will start departing Avenue Foch at 3 pm and ride the same loop around the Champs-Elysées as the pros, whom they will get to cheer on from the sidelines at the end of the day!