news27.04.2013Teams selectionof the 100th edition of Tour de France
The organizers of the Tour de France today announced the teams that have been selected to take part in the 100th edition of the event which gets underway on Saturday 29 June in Porto-Vecchio before crossing the finish line on Sunday 21 July in Paris on the Champs Elysées.read more
news24.04.2013All in Yellow for the Randonnée du Tour on July 21!
A triumphant welcome awaits the riders of the 100th Tour de France when they barrel down the Champs-Elysées next July 21. Shortly before this once-in-a-lifetime edition draws to a close on the most beautiful avenue in the world, members of the public will get the chance to push the pedals as they enjoy a huge convivial ride on the final circuit which will be tackled by the champions of the Grande Boucle just a few hours later.read more
On 30th June, at the «Nice Fête le Tour» time-trial, amateur riders, whether sports federation licence holders or not, will be able to test themselves on the route that the professionals will take several days later on the fourth stage of the Tour de France 2013.read more
news27.03.2013The Tour de France in 80 photos
Between 27th March and 27th July, the railings of the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris will play host to selection of 80 photos that recount the history of the Tour de France, to celebrate its 100th edition. The series of images pays homage to the riders, but the spectators and especially the landscapes are just as important elements of the event.read more
news27.03.2013On The Roads Of France...
Claudy Lebreton, President of the Assembly of the Departments of France and Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France, this morning signed an agreement covering the next three editions, concerning the management of the roads. The riders can start making tracks...read more
news25.03.2013The Tour de France in the land of the rising sun: Creation of the Saitama
Criterium by Le Tour de France
On 26th October 2013, Amaury Sport Organisation and the City of Saitama in Japan will launch the first Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France.read more
news21.03.2013100 Days To Go Until The 2013 Tour: All Fired Up!
With just 100 days to go until the 100th edition of the Tour kicks off on Corsica, Porto-Vecchio, the backdrop to this weekend's Critérium International, is marking the date with the start of a countdown.
Thanks to one of the calendar's serendipitous quirks, the symbolic countdown from D-100 to the start of the Tour de France was launched on Corsica, where the eyes of cycling are focused on this weekend's Critérium International. Riders were not the only ones...
news10.03.2013Nice celebrates the Tour : join us on the Promenade !
The finish of the 71st edition of Paris-Nice put cycling champions in the limelight on the French Riviera for the final two stages of the Race to the Sun. Another cycling weekend will be held in just over three months in Nice, besides the Corsican Grand Départ of the Tour's 100th edition. Nice mayor Christian Estrosi and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme unveiled the details of the "Nice fête le Tour" (Nice celebrates the Tour) operation this morning.read more
From August 8th to August 11th, 2013, the magnificent landscapes of Northern Norway will host the first edition of an out-of-the- ordinary stage race: the Arctic Race of Norway. A few weeks
after the end of the Tour de France, the international peloton will be given the unique opportunity to enter the Arctic circle and compete at the heart of the fjords on the Norwegian coastline.
news19.02.2013100% Tour de France!
From June 29 to July 21, the riders of the Tour de France will take centre stage in the 100th edition of the race. In the meantime, Tour supporters, lovers and on-and-off fans will be able to quench their thirst with several events held in the cities and regions which will host the race in July.read more
For the eighth year running, six teenagers from 14 to 17 years old will be selected to take part in covering the Tour de France. Applications are now open...
This morning the details of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014 were revealed in the imposing setting of the residence of the British ambassador to France, just off the Champs-Elysées where the UK had its first winner of the race in 2012: Bradley Wiggins. The 101st edition of Le Tour will start from the county of Yorkshire with two attractive and spectacular stages before finally arriving in London, seven years after the success of the Grand Départ of Le Tour in 2007 and two...read more
news14.12.2012Yorkshire 2014 Grand Départ, London to host a stage
The organisers of the Tour de France are pleased to announce that the Grand Départ of the
Tour de France 2014 will take place in the United Kingdom in the county of Yorkshire, before
heading to London for a stage finish.
news08.12.2012Nuit du Tour : Yellow fever grips Corsica
With seven months to go until the zero hour, the Tour de France paid its first visit to Corsica for the Nuit du Tour. Bernard Hinault started the countdown together with all the Corsicans who eagerly await the event and in the presence of Paul Giacobbi, the President of Corsica's Executive Council.read more
news24.10.2012Le Tour 100: 100% French
From 29th June to 21st July 2013, the hundredth edition of the Tour de France will take the riders, support staff, spectators and viewers on a 3,360-km route that will remain exclusively within France's borders. After a first stay in Corsica, the Big Loop will visit the country's wonders and will providing the climbers in the pack with brand new challenges. After the final time-trial, there will still be 615 kilometres of road to cover before the finishing line, in particular a double ascent...read more
news22.10.2012Tour de France 1999-2005: Armstrong stripped of titles
Concerning the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong is therefore stripped of his titles conquered during the 1999 to 2005 editions, as well as the 3rd position obtained for his return in the pack in 2009. On Friday the 26th of October, the UCI has planned to make public new decisions concerning the rankings of the concerned Tour de France editions, and the possibility not to name a winner for that whole period.read more
The first major date in the diary for Le Tour 2013 is approaching, with the unveiling of its sporting content in two weeks' time. For the last few weeks, debate has raged about the number of countries visited, the amount of summit finishes or the mileage of the time-trials. With the presentation of the route, the spectators and riders of the Tour de France will be able to look forwards to next July, imagine the race scenarios and start making plans. The battle to win the “hundredth”...read more
news28.07.2012Wiggins, the pursuit of perfection
32-year-old Bradley Wiggins recently became the first British Tour de France champion at the end of a race marked with the colours of Team Sky, which also propelled Christopher Froome to second place. The yellow jersey of the 2012 Tour and winner of the Besançon and Chartres time trials managed to transcend his image as a pursuit cyclist limited to the race against the clock and metamorphosed into a strong leader on all terrains.read more
news27.07.2012A Tour full of promise!
Bradley Wiggins' triumph in the 2012 Tour may well represent the dawn of a new era. The dominance of Team Sky could serve well the first British Tour champion again in the future, but also his second-in-command Chris Froome. Whatever happens in the English squad, which has achieved its number one goal in a mere three years, there is no doubt that the next few editions of the Tour will speak with a Slovak, French or American accent. Peter Sagan, Tejay van Garderen, Thibaut Pinot and Pierre...read more
Jersey wearers after the stage 20
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