- Title: FRANCE: CYCLING: Tour de France preliminaries begin with presentation of riders
- Date: 27th June 2013
- Summary: PORTO VECCHIO, CORSICA, FRANCE (JUNE 27, 2013) (REUTERS) PODIUM FOR 2013 TOUR DE FRANCE TEAMS PRESENTATION BMC TEAM ARRIVING BMC ON PODIUM AUSTRALIA'S CADEL EVANS ON PODIUM BMC TEAM RIDING OFF OMEGA PHARMA QUICK STEP ON PODIUM BRITISH SPRINTER MARK CAVENDISH ON PODIUM OPQS CYCLISTS RIDING OFF CANNONDALE RIDER PETER SAGAN ON PODIUM CANNONDALE CYCLISTS RIDING OFF TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF ON PODIUM SPANISH RIDER ALBERTO CONTADOR ON PODIUM SAXO-TINKOFF CYCLISTS RIDING OFF TEAM SKY ARRIVING ON PODIUM, LEAD BY BRITISH RIDER CHRIS FROOME TEAM SKY ON PODIUM AUSTRALIAN RIDER RICHIE PORTE ON PODIUM TEAM SKY RIDER
- Embargoed: 12th July 2013 13:00
- Location: France
- Country: France
- Topics: Sports
- Reuters ID: LVABQLFKI8XZNDOZ0EO8P4OIM1QN
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- Story Text: Tour de France riders were presented to the public on Thursday (June 27), two days before the three-week race starts from Porto Vecchio, Corsica on Saturday.
Team Sky's Chris Froome, overwhelming favourite for the title can expect a tough challenge from Spaniard Alberto Contador of Team Saxo Tinkoff.
The BMC team, led by Australian Cadel Evans, will also be in the mix while Slovakian Peter Sagan and British sprinter Mark Cavendish are expected to be the main contenders for the green jersey for the points classification.
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