news28.06.2013Nice is waiting...
When the riders of the Tour will surface to take the start of the first stage, Nice also enters the race. On the Promenade des Anglais, there is a dedicated entertainment village allowing visitors to plunge into the world of the Tour.read more
news28.06.201360 years of green
The Tour de France is celebrating its 100th edition but there are other anniversaries unfolding when the 2013 race gets underway. The green jersey, presented to the winner of the points classification, is one such example. This year is the 60th year that the 'maillot vert' is a prize for the best sprinter.read more
news28.06.2013Parade of the peloton
The team presentation ceremony of the 100th Tour de France took place at the harbour of Porto-Vecchio on the Thursday before the race. There was a crowd of around 5,000 to see the riders in their racing outfits before the competition begins.read more
news27.06.2013Building the atmosphere in Porto Vecchio
The crowds are enjoying the treats of the 'Corsican Village' near the harbour in Porto Vecchio, journalists are attending the press conferences and filing stories, riders are going through the last-minute preparations, and they all come together this evening for the presentation of the teams by the edge of the bay. Two days before the start of the race, the Tour has well and truly arrived in Corsica.read more
news27.06.2013Young Reporters: on your marks...
Six teenagers from France to Belgium and Luxembourg, aged between 15 and 16, are preparing to join the Tour de France as journalists. Today they take their first steps into a world and a craft they will live for three weeks.read more
news27.06.2013Teams: line-up announcement (part 04)
In the final part of our overview of the team selection, we look at the selections for Sky Procycling, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, Euskadi-Euskaltel, Garmin-Sharp and Astana. The official team listings, and allocation of race numbers, will be published before the race but this is a preview and comment on the nine riders who will have been selected by their respective teams.read more
news26.06.2013A floating headquarters
Accommodating the entourage of the Tour de France for the Grand Départ is not an easy task and this year in Porto-Vecchio the organisers came up with an interesting logistical solution. The race headquarters and press centre is housed aboard the Mega Smeralda that is docked in the harbour.read more
news26.06.2013A perfect Tour for tourists...
The 100th Tour de France will be contested entirely in France and the route for this special edition offers fans from around the world a chance to see some truly magnificent aspects of the host country. Between the start in Porto Vecchio and finish in Paris, the 2013 event will visit 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites - while many other spectacular locations will be seen by a global audience.read more
news26.06.2013Teams: line-up announcements (part 03)
Most of the 22 teams for the 100th Tour de France have released the names of their nine riders. The official start list will not be ready until the afternoon of 28 June, but letour.fr will list more selections every day. Omega Pharma-QuickStep, ORICA GreenEDGE, RadioShack-Leopard and Belkin ProCycling, Katusha, Lotto-Belisol, Cannondale Pro Cycling, Vacansoleil-DCM and Cofidis but already been featured and, in part three, we look at BMC, Movistar, FDJ.fr, Argos-Shimano, Lampre-Merida and...read more
news25.06.2013Media: Complete coverage of the 100th Tour de France
In terms of media coverage, the 2013 Tour de France promises to be an exceptional edition. The global coverage has grown significantly in many areas to ensure that the contest can be enjoyed by around the world while also engaging people via various forms of social media.read more
news25.06.2013Teams: line ups announced (part 02)
The 22 participating teams have begun to reveal the names of the riders who will be on the start line of the Tour de France in Porto-Vecchio. Although the official start list will not be ready until the afternoon of June 28, letour.fr will lay out the key goals of five teams every day and look back at their history in the Tour de France. Today: Omega Pharma-QuickStep, ORICA GreenEDGE, RadioShack-Leopard and Belkin ProCycling, Katusha, Lotto-Belisol, Cannondale Pro Cycling, Vacansoleil-DCM...read more
news24.06.2013Teams: Line-ups announced
The 22 participating teams have begun to reveal the names of the riders who will be on the start line of the Tour de France in Porto-Vecchio. Although the official start list will not be ready until the afternoon of June 28, letour.fr will lay out the key goals of five teams every day and look back at their history in the Tour de France. Today: Omega Pharma - Quick Step, ORICA GreenEDGE, RadioShack - Leopard and Blanco ProCycling.read more
news12.06.2013Fan Park: The Tour, from the Alps to London!
Londoners will get to relive the Tour de France experience from July 15 to 21. The Fan Park, which will be set up in Canary Wharf during the Alpine stages, will give them the opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of the Grande Boucle.read more
news25.05.2013Looping the loop on the Big Loop
Marie-Odile Amaury participated in the ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of the creation of the Patrouille de France (the French air force's aerobatics squadron). Christian Prudhomme was also in attendance at Salon-de-Provence, to sign, alongside the French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, the agreement between Le Tour and this exceptional team of pilots.read more
news23.05.2013"Fête du Tour" : cycling, supersized
On 15 June this year the Tour de France will be opening its doors to anyone curious about cycling, anyone who is passionate about it or anyone yet to discover it for a time of sharing and celebration held over the various stages of the 100th edition, all thanks to the communities playing host to the event. The «Fête du Tour», from Corsica to Versailles, passing through Brittany, will be assembling in the name of two wheels... in all its forms.read more
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
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These five riders have won sprint stages of the 100th Tour de France. Of these five, who do you think will win in Paris?
- Marcel Kittel14.93%
- Simon Gerrans1.08%
- Mark Cavendish54.21%
- André Greipel5.5%
- Peter Sagan24.28%