Kittel powers home in Japan

Tuesday, September 23rd

The second edition of the Tour de France Saitama Criterium was played out in sunny weather worthy of July, watched by a passionate audience that has been definitively won over by the Tour de... Read more

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The riders in the 2014 Tour de France Saitama Criterium are getting ready to lock horns tomorrow on the three-kilometre city circuit. In the meantime, they spent a cultural afternoon that taught them a lot...

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Tour de France Saitama Criterium 2014 - Visite a l'Ambassade de France © A.S.O

The day after the presentation of the route for the 2015 Tour, the riders first head to the 2014 Tour de France Saitama Critérium to form a star-studded peloton on Saturday morning. Ahead of the start, the French riders attended a reception at their embassy in Tokyo...

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Warren Barguil is one of the champions who will be travelling to Japan, and has the honour of being invited to the 2014 Tour de France Saitama Criterium without having raced in the Tour! But the young Frenchman, who rounded off his summer by finishing eighth in the Vuelta, will definitely figure strongly in future editions of the Tour de France. He'll get a first insight into the challenge at its Japanese offshoot...

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From Nibali and Kittel to Péraud and Démare, the Saitama Criterium will shine with the stars of the Tour de France on October 25. Japanese riders will also draw the spotlight on an event many see as their ticket to glory.

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This morning in Saitama, the organisers of the 2014 Tour de France Saitama Criterium revealed, in the presence of the city's Mayor, Mr Hayato Shimizu, the list of riders expected to contest the second edition of the race on 25th October. The winner of Le Tour 2014, Vincenzo Nibali, will discover Japan as will the runner-up Jean-Christophe Péraud, whilst Peter Sagan, Chris Froome and Romain Bardet will be participating for the second time. In total, the winners of 14 stages on the most...

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Froome Signs Up

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Several days before the announcement of the pack's composition for the 2014 Tour de France Saitama Criterium, Chris Froome, winner of the 100th Tour, accepted the organisers' invitation and will be present on 25th Octobe

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26 October 2013 1st Saitama Criterium - © Yuzuru Sunada

The next Le Tour de France Saitama Criterium 2014 will take place on October 25th. The top riders from the 2014 Tour will be there to tackle a modified urban route that will pass this year through the Saitama Super Arena, one of the biggest indoor arenas in the world. Thrills are guaranteed...

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Invited to participate in French Sports Minister Valérie Fourneyron's trip to Japan, Jean-Etienne Amaury, Chairman of A.S.O., and Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France, took advantage to announce, in the company of Mr Hayato Shimizu, Mayor of Saitama, the second edition of the Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France. The main riders on the Tour de France will be expected to light up the city's avenues and enthuse the crowds next autumn.

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2013 Saitama Criterium © A.S.O.

In the first Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France, Chris Froome finished in the position he held with such authority in July, distancing Green Jersey Peter Sagan and World Champion Rui Costa on the last lap of the main circuit! The Sky leader sustained his form, and treated the 200,000 people who lined the city course to cheer the riders on to a fine display.

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