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5 things to know about Tour de France

Updated: July 11, 2013, 4:56 PM ET
Associated Press

TOURS, France -- Five things to know as the Tour de France enters its 13th stage on Friday:

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1. A FRENCH FUNK? -- Zut, alors! It's Stage 12 and no Frenchman has yet won any of them. This time a year ago, French riders had three, and were on their way to a total of five. Partisan French fans do have someone to cheer: Pierre Rolland of Europcar has the polka-dot shirt, given to the best climber. And Jean-Christophe Peraud is 10th overall. Still, it could be little consolation for ...

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