SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2013 - The beauty of France is undeniable. From the physical grandeur of the Alps to the lush vineyards, the forests and river valleys, castles and chic cityscapes, and the coastline from Brittany to the Mediterranean, there is a gorgeous view at every turn.
Riders in the Tour de France travel through over 2,000 miles of this stunningly beautiful nation over the course of three weeks. They hardly have time to appreciate it during the competition as the peloton flies by.
Thankfully for the fans, we are treated to many breathtaking sights along with the breathtaking competition itself.
Since Sunday, July 14 is Bastille Day, there is no more fitting time to celebrate the Tour and one of the most beautiful parts of the world with this slideshow from the first 14 stages of the 100th anniversary edition of the Tour de France. Best of all: there are nine more stages left. Be sure to read our daily coverage here at Communities.
Vive le Tour!
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