County Hall, AjacciCTC
Corsica, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is a vibrant island with a strong and distinctive visual, historical and collective identity. The Isle of Beauty, as Corsica is known, has a thousand different faces and its rich natural heritage provides the perfect backdrop against which landscapes, flora and fauna can flourish in all their diversity. The wealth of Corsica lies also in its know-how, the fruit of the bond between fundamental ancient institutions such as village fairs, wine and gastronomic culture and drivers of modernity, such as the development of services, the infrastructure network and the preservation of the territory.
For the third consecutive year, therefore, Porto-Vecchio, the city of salt, welcomes the Critérium International. It is an opportunity for the riders, followers and the public once again to experience this city which so seamlessly combines business activity with the beauty typical of the south of the island. The race will also have a special flavour on this occasion, serving as a foretaste of the Tour de France, which will visit the island for the first time in 2013, on the occasion of its hundredth edition. From the Grand Start at Porto Vecchio, the riders will pass through the towns of Bastia, Ajaccio, Calvi and the Départements of Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse.
Proud of its history and unity, Corsica invites you to discover its culture, heritage and dynamism.