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5 things to know about Tour de France

Updated: June 28, 2013, 2:33 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica -- The Tour de France begins Saturday. Five things to know:

1. THE TOUR TURNS 100: The Tour, which began in 1903, celebrates its 100th edition this year. (The race wasn't held for a total of 11 years during and around the time of the two world wars.) This edition takes riders over 2,110 miles before the July 21 finish in Paris. The festivities begin Saturday in Corsica with an airborne display by military stunt pilots before the 198 competitors set off from Porto ...

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