Grand Depart of the Tour de
France 2018: The Vendée...

Sunday, February 12th

The departments in the Pays de la Loire region hosted the Tour de France's cyclists on its very first edition. Indeed, it was via the department of the Vendée that the pack entered the region in... Read more

One last breakaway for

Tuesday, February 7th

Roger Walkowiak would have been 90 years old in a few weeks' time, but the winner of the Tour de France in 1956 passed away last night. He leaves us with the memory of a strong-willed rider. Read more

2017 Tour de France : teams

Thursday, January 26th

The organisers of the Tour de France have chosen the teams that will take part in the 104th edition (July 1-23). Read more

ARD to broadcast the Tour de
France in 2017 and 2018

Tuesday, January 31st

Building on the broadcasting of the 2015 and 2016 Tour de France, ARD and Amaury Sport Organisation have concluded an agreement aiming for daily live broadcast of the Tour de France in 2017 and 2018. Read more


Tuesday, October 18th

The course of the 104th Tour de France (1–23 July, 2017), which was unveiled before an audience of almost 4,000 people at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, stands out for its atypical mountain... Read more

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Imagine le tour: The visual for the 2017 Tour de France is the work of a 20-year old student!


© Alexis Boulivet / A.S.O.

The 2017 Grande Boucle now has a face: that of a fan, provided by 20-year old Alexis Boulivet, a student in concept art. He has been named the grand winner of Imagine Le Tour, the first design competition of the Tour de France. His creation was singled out by our grand jury and he wins a cheque for 5,000 euros and a VIP day out on one of the stages of the 2017 Tour de France.

“It's sensational! I can't believe it…” was the reaction of Alexis Boulivet and it is commensurate with the feat he has just accomplished: the visual for the 2017 Tour de France. 298 propositions were received from 19 countries and in the end, these rays of colour, the golden arch and a Yellow Jersey were the recipe for a deserved victory.

“I wanted to depict the effort and talent that the cyclists require to reach the Champs-Elysées, the fight led by the Yellow Jersey wearer to remain out in front until the end. The strips of colour symbolise speed, action, attacking and consecration of victory with all the strips heading to the top”.

These values stood out and impressed our grand jury of 7 major personalities, all fans of Le Tour and big names in their respective domains: the CEO of A.S.O., Jean-Etienne Amaury; the Director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme; the Managing Director of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux; the Executive President of Havas Worldwide, Mercedes Erra; the Director of the New York Museum of Modern Art , Glenn Lowry, fashion designer Paul Smith and three times winner of the Tour de France, Christopher Froome!

“Swept up by the passion for the Tour de France” according to his own words, Alexis Boulivet will soon be able to live the event to the full, and from the inside to boot! In addition to the 5,000 euros that will help to finance his studies, the young 20-year old designer will spend an exceptional day on the next Tour de France, whose route will be revealed this morning, live from the Palais des Congrès convention centre in Paris.

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© Alexis Boulivet / A.S.O.

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