Tour de France 2013: Official 100th edition trailer released… and it's a corker

ASO pull out all the stops to get you in the mood for this year's 100th Tour

by Simon_MacMichael   February 27, 2013  

TDF 100 Promo video screengrab

With freezing temperatures here in the UK, it's hard to believe that in exactly four months' time we'll be less than 48 hours away from the start of the 2013 Tour de France, the 100th edition of the race - so here's a timely and absolutely cracking promo video from organisers ASO to whet your appetite.

With a first-ever visit to Corsica, which hosts the Grand Départ, and a parcours featuring Mont Ventoux, a double ascent of Alpe d'Huez and a night-time finish on the Champs-Elysées plus Alberto Contador returning to the race after being banned last year, Chris Froome lookinhg likely to spearhead Sky's challenge, and Mark Cavendish, André Greipel and Peter Sagan looking set to battle it out for the green jersey, it promises to be a cracker.

We can't wait.

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Does that mean I've missed 99 other TdFs this year?

posted by thelimopit [118 posts]
27th February 2013 - 20:33

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Funny how all those clips of Armstrong have gone - never to be seen again. It's like remembering Gary Glitter on the radio...

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1093 posts]
27th February 2013 - 20:40

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Great analogy MercuryOne, very amusing Big Grin

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posted by Skardy [97 posts]
27th February 2013 - 21:00

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Are we not back to the 93rd tour now? Also - 1:37, the hairpins. Where is that? It's a cracking shot.

posted by bazzargh [145 posts]
27th February 2013 - 21:03

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When was Lance stripped of his titles? I must have missed that.

posted by Tom Amos [246 posts]
27th February 2013 - 21:18

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bazzargh wrote:
Are we not back to the 93rd tour now? Also - 1:37, the hairpins. Where is that? It's a cracking shot.

I was wondering the exact same thing!

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posted by CraigS [135 posts]
27th February 2013 - 21:47

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Those hairpins are on the grand colombier me thinks on last years stage to Bellegarde .... A great shot... An amazing climb..

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posted by Equipe Rpm90 [7 posts]
27th February 2013 - 22:18

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Equipe Rpm90 wrote:
Those hairpins are on the grand colombier me thinks on last years stage to Bellegarde .... A great shot... An amazing climb..

Been driving me mad... I knew it was on last year's race, and on one of the Alps stages,just couldn't pin it down exactly. Remember thinking it was a breathtaking shot at the time.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8513 posts]
27th February 2013 - 22:22

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Yep, we were up there, pretty steep on way up, trying to remember who won stage??. Was it mr short shorts tommy V?? Sure it was somebody from europcar ...

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posted by Equipe Rpm90 [7 posts]
27th February 2013 - 22:30

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Does anybody know where the mountain-top lair is at 1:50? It looks like somewhere a Bond villain would operate from...

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posted by The Good Shepherd [54 posts]
27th February 2013 - 23:19

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The Good Shepherd wrote:
Does anybody know where the mountain-top lair is at 1:50? It looks like somewhere a Bond villain would operate from...

Pic du Midi, observatory-cum-tourist destination.

Sits above the Tourmalet. Can be seen for miles.

http://www.picdumidi.com/photos-videos/

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8513 posts]
27th February 2013 - 23:34

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I see that they are looking to appeal to the Chinese/Asian male market at about 0.36 into the clip Wink

Sean

posted by seanieh66 [195 posts]
28th February 2013 - 4:18

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That's where the money's at nowadays seanieh66. Man Utd do the same thing.

Chiggety check yourself before you wreck yourself

posted by therealsmallboy [89 posts]
28th February 2013 - 6:51

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thats a copy and a bad version of the Giro d'italia promo
This is how to do it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmhd0jjZwWM

posted by Vinerman [40 posts]
28th February 2013 - 8:04

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The Giro Promo is much better, ASO copy cats Big Grin

posted by Vinerman [40 posts]
28th February 2013 - 8:05

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"...fighting spirit..."

cue shot of andy schleck hahahahahah Big Grin

posted by eddie11 [83 posts]
28th February 2013 - 8:44

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I like this one and the Giro but if I had to choose the TdF one gets the nod from me!

posted by Super Domestique [1655 posts]
28th February 2013 - 9:17

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F*ck me, the Giro is brilliant.

Edgeley

posted by Edgeley [195 posts]
28th February 2013 - 9:29

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any links to the giro one that aren't youtube - blocked from work pc!!

posted by bfslxo [129 posts]
28th February 2013 - 10:09

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Loved the clip; but too short!

posted by Mostyn [407 posts]
28th February 2013 - 10:44

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I'm not sure that it is the Pic Du Midi observation tower. It looks very different to the one in the video, though I accept the view point maybe different.

What I want to know was when did that crash happen and who was it that crashed? It looked pretty spectacular.

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posted by Colin Peyresourde [1205 posts]
28th February 2013 - 12:59

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It's like a J.J Abrahms sci-fi film but I like it.

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posted by stenmeister [76 posts]
28th February 2013 - 13:07

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Colin Peyresourde wrote:
I'm not sure that it is the Pic Du Midi observation tower. It looks very different to the one in the video, though I accept the view point maybe different.

What I want to know was when did that crash happen and who was it that crashed? It looked pretty spectacular.

Good spot, not the Pic du Midi but the Aiguille du Midi over by Mont Blanc in the Alps.

Crash on the descent? Stage 14 of 2006 race, Saunier Duval rider is David Canada, also involved Mathias Kessler of T-Mobile and Rik Verbrugghe of Cofidis (who is already over barrier on right I think).

Don't look at this pic if you're having lunch Sick

http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/photos/2006/tour06/tour0614/...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8513 posts]
28th February 2013 - 13:40

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Simon_MacMichael wrote:
Equipe Rpm90 wrote:
Those hairpins are on the grand colombier me thinks on last years stage to Bellegarde .... A great shot... An amazing climb..

Been driving me mad... I knew it was on last year's race, and on one of the Alps stages,just couldn't pin it down exactly. Remember thinking it was a breathtaking shot at the time.

Yes, that's the place. ITV4 managed to miss those shots during an advert break. The same climb was featured in the Dauphiné.

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1380 posts]
28th February 2013 - 13:59

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Mercx, Hinault, Anquetil. Les Anglos Saxons are being written out of TdF history. ASO turns the clock back to the time when riders could "charge up" safe in the knowledge that no one cared.

posted by LeDomestique [34 posts]
28th February 2013 - 18:51

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MercuryOne wrote:
Funny how all those clips of Armstrong have gone - never to be seen again. It's like remembering Gary Glitter on the radio...

The only less popular cyclist is a chap by the name of Jimmy Saville.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3475 posts]
1st March 2013 - 10:09

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