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The anniversary edition: 100th Tour de France 2013

Every year in summer starts the biggest yearly sports event: Tour de France. This year the three weeks lasting race starts on Saturday 29th of June at Corsica. All fans and spectators celebrate the 100th edition. X-BIONIC® supports Team Colombia since last Giro, which is already planning for the 101st edition. 

The last Giro d’Italia in May earlier this year was a great event for the Team Colombia and X-BIONIC®: the riders achieved very good results and kept up with the best cyclists during the heavy mountain stages. The best rider of the team, Darwin Atapuma finished at the 18th place with a gap of 28:56 min to winner Vincenzo Nibali at the final ranking. Fabio Duarte finished 2nd at the heaviest mountain stage close behind the strong Nibali. These were promising efforts that make the team looking forward to the Grande Boucle in 2014.

Team Colombia 2013
Team Colombia at the Giro d'Italia 2013
Team Colombia at the Giro d'Italia 2013
Jarlinson Pantao, Team Colombia with his Precuperation Socks
Jarlinson Pantao, Team Colombia
Fabio Duarte, Team Colombia 2013
Darwin Atapuma, Team Colombia 2013
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Team Colombia, especially climber Jarlinson Pantoa, love X-BIONIC® Effektor™ xbs.precuperation™ socks and wear those every day after activity to relax the body and recover the muscles from the previous competition and also to prepare the legs before the next race. The special X-BIONIC® partial compression supports the blood circulation during the recovery of the riders. Check out the official Giro trailer of the team:

100th Tour de France: The greatest sports event 2013

The opening stage of the Tour de France 2013 starts with a flat course over 213 kilometers and will probably end with a sprint finish. After three weeks and 3479 kilometers hard fighting all riders will arrive in Paris as usual. The race will lead the teams over 7 flat stages, 5 hilly stages, 6 mountain stages with 4 summit finishes, 2 individual time trial stages, 1 team time trial stage and 2 rest days. Last years winner Bradley Wiggins won´t start and defend the yellow jersey from his victory last year, so his team mate Chris Froome became one of the main contenders for the title this year. The final podium will be honored at the 21st of July at the Champs-Élysées in Paris – we´ll see, who can leave the rest of the field behind!

©ASO: Tour de France 2013
© ASO: The 2013 tour route
© ASO: The tour starts at Korsika
©ASO: Stage 1 profile
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Join the picture contest

Beginning with the Tour de France we want to start our summer photo contest at Instagram. There you can join with your favorite photo during the summer from your sports activity. All you need to do is add the hashtag #summerwithxbionic to your Instagram uploads. The three most liked photos will win one of the three X-BIONIC® prizes. See more details about the contest at the blog entry.

Tour de France 2013 trailer


Tour de France apps for mobile devices

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Official Tour de France Links

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X-BIONIC® meets Tour de Suisse 2013

Every year in June the international road bike professionals compete at the Tour de Suisse. For most of them this race is a good preparation for the upcoming Tour de France two weeks later.

This year´s edition of the Tour de Suisse  passed Wollerau at it´s 6th stage, where the home of X-BIONIC® is located. We decided to watch the Tour de Suisse racers live and supported them while riding uphill. It was a big pleasure to us when the field came up to Schindellegi, where we supported the riders with lots of other spectators. The front of the race had a gap of 13 minutes to the main field and nearly kept this until the finish in Meilen.

Gregory RastGregory Rast | Petit Brun via Compfight

The local hero from Switzerland Gregory Rast finally won the race with a sprint of the four runaways. Peter Sagan won the mass sprint of the main field about 10 minutes after the winner. Now just watch and enjoy our photos from the race!

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X-BIONIC® TeamRide

In April 2013 we started our first TeamRide ever. We planned this event to ride with our fans near Wollerau. The meeting point in Pfaeffikon (SZ) at the train station was a good place to gather and so we met there at the 14th of April 2013 at 10 am. The weather was perfect and the sun kept shining the during whole tour. The ride was planned for 105 kilometers, but we also offered a shorter version of 65 kilometers.

After our start we went over the Lake of Zuerich to Rapperswil and kept riding along the shore directly to Zurich. There we found a good place at the harbor for our break after the first 35 kilometers  After this nice relaxing break the second part was also along the southern shore at the lake straight back to Pfaeffikon. Some of the team had ridden enough and signed off, but a small group of five kept going for 40 more kilometers around the east side of the lake.

Finally everyone was happy with the tour and we will keep this event alive. If you like to join the next TeamRide too, check our Facebook page and stay up to date for the next tour or just  write an email to us. See you!