PARIS, March 25, 2013 (AFP) – The organisers of the Tour de France
announced on Monday the creation of a race in Japan “Saitama Criterium by Le
Tour de France” which will be raced on October 26.
Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) said that it would involve 60 riders
(including 30 Japanese) and will be raced over a circuit of 2.7 kilometres in
the centre of the city.