Tour de France 2019 : Brusells introduces the Grand Depart

The 106th Tour de France will begin with two stages around the Belgian and European capital, including a team time trial.

The Grand Départ will be the opportunity to celebrate two landmarks as the Maillot Jaune will become a centenarian in 2019, 50 years after Eddy Merckx claimed his maiden Tour victory.

Brussels can't wait for its Grand Départ....


Teams selection for the 2018 Tour de France

The organisers of the Tour de France have chosen the teams that will take part in the 105th edition of the Tour de France (July 7-29).

In accordance with Union Cycliste Internationale rules, the following eighteen UCI WorldTeams are automatically invited to the race:


AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)

Astana Pro Team (KAZ)

Bahrain - Merida (BRN)



Continental becomes official partner of the Tour de France

Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France, and Nikolai Setzer, member of the Executive Board of Continental AG responsible for Corporate Purchasing and head of the  Tire division agree on a five-year sponsorship deal Continental to supply tires for the main official organization cars of the Tour Tire manufacturer has a long tradition of developing and manufacturing...


Chris Froome: “A 65 km stage is a brand-new speciality

A 3,329km race route, a significant number of kilometres on the cobblestones, a dirt track on the Plateau des Glières, mountain stages with varied formats, including an ultra-dynamic 65km stage finishing on the Col de Portet pass… the highlights of the 2018 Tour de France had the audience present at the Palais des Congrès convention centre in Paris hungry...


Terrains to be built

We’re not surprised to recognize ourselves in the words of Anatole France who ordered his contemporaries: “Let us not miss out on the past. It is only with the past that we build the future”. The Tour de France has always espoused the history of its country, even becoming one of its characters: respected like an old person whose memory might be mentioned while...


2018 Tour de France:new places to build

Unveiled at the Palais de Congrès convention centre in Paris in front of nearly 4,000 spectators, the race route for the 105th edition of the Tour de France, which will be held from 7-29 July 2018, proposes different race formats and conditions. Boldness will be a prerequisite on every stage!

Among the highlights and new additions to the 2018 route, the pack will...


Waiting for their Tour...

Key points:The route and detailed programme for the 2018 Tour de France, which will be held from 7-29 July, 2018, will be announced next Tuesday 17 October at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.Chris Froome, Romain Bardet and Mark Cavendish who starred in this year's Tour will have the best seats in the house to learn about the stages that will follow the Grand Départ...


Tuesday, October 17th Conference Tour de France 2018

Where will the Grand Boucle visit in 2018? Awaited by all cycling enthusiasts, the presentation of the Tour de France allows you to discover the route of the next edition: stage hosting towns/cities, mountain passes and its overall configuration.
Although we do not yet know the outline of the 105th edition, the Grand Départ will take place...


A palette of colours …

Urán-Bardet… just until the end

The Tour favourite won. This is undisputable, but the general classification battle didn't come down to a chase for honourable mention among Chris Froome's pursuers. For the first time, the Briton even lost possession of the Yellow Jersey in the mountains after dropping time in the final metres of the Pau-Peyragudes stage. On that...


Chris Froome, the go-between

He flies the flag of the United Kingdom but his roots are in Africa. As he claimed his fourth title without winning a single stage – he took seven stages in six participations, which is very little compared to twenty-eight in eight participations for Hinault for instance – he’s not someone who has a dominant position although his team has.

Moreover, he’s the champion...

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