News - 10/07 - 12:00

One day One Story #6 - 2017: fireworks on Mont du Chat

The 2020 Tour was originally scheduled to take place from 27 June to 19 July. To keep the flame of the race burning, letour.fr will relive every day a glorious or curious race event that happened two, fifteen or forty years ago. A trip down memory lane…

The peloton heads to Chambéry for the first...

News - 09/07 - 14:20

One day One Story - 1975: the end of an era for Merckx

The 2020 Tour was originally scheduled to take place from 27 June to 19 July. To keep the flame of the race burning, letour.fr will relive every day a glorious or curious race event that happened two, fifteen or forty years ago. A trip down memory lane…

As always since 1969, Eddy Merckx was the major favourite for the Tour de France at the beginning of the 1975...

News - 08/07 - 14:30

1920: “sportsmen” according to Desgrange (2/10)

At the turn of each decade, the Tour de France has gone through organisational changes and backstage struggles that have variously turned out to be decisive or utterly inconsequential. The journey back in time proposed by letour.fr continues in 1920, with a look at the strong-minded decisions and writings of Henri Desgrange, the director of the Tour de France and chief editor...

News - 08/07 - 12:10

One day One Story - 2015: a Yellow Jersey with a bitter taste for Martin

The 2020 Tour was originally scheduled to take place from 27 June to 19 July. To keep the flame of the race burning, letour.fr will relive every day a glorious or curious race event that happened two, fifteen or forty years ago. A trip down memory lane…

 Since his victory on the stage in Cambrai, Tony Martin had worn the Yellow Jersey for the first time in...

News - 05/07 - 17:46

Virtual Tour de France: Bernard and Stephens shine in the mountains

Stage 2 of the Virtual Tour de France brings together some 149 riders (89 men and 60 women) on Sunday afternoon as part of the solidarity events aiming to raise funds for charity partners. The 29.8km course features the Epic QKOM ascent for two thrilling races.

The women go first. Ellen Van Dijk sets a high tempo for Trek-Segafredo at the bottom of the climb and Elise...

News - 04/07 - 17:27

Virtual Tour de France: Gibbons and Tacey power to inaugural victory

A virtual pack of 144 riders took on stage 1 of the Virtual Tour de France on Saturday. Men and women were to cover 4 laps on a 9.1km circuit emulating the outskirts of Nice, where the Tour de France will start on August 29. A perfect ground for intense and thrilling racing as part of the solidarity events aiming to raise funds for charity partners.

Ladies ride first and...

News - 04/07 - 12:00

One day One Story #5 - 2014: Yorkshire turns out in force

The 2020 Tour was originally scheduled to take place from 27 June to 19 July. To keep the flame of the race burning, letour.fr will relive every day a glorious or curious race event that happened two, fifteen or forty years ago. A trip down memory lane…

The Tour heads back to England after its 1994 visit...

News - 03/07 - 11:30

One day One Story #4 - the cobblestones of the North

The 2020 Tour was originally scheduled to take place from 27 June to 19 July. To keep the flame of the race burning, letour.fr will relive every day a glorious or curious race event that happened two, fifteen or forty years ago. A trip down memory lane…

From time to time, the cobblestones of Paris–Roubaix...

News - 02/07 - 11:34

One day One Story #3 - the Tour hits Corsica

The 2020 Tour was originally scheduled to take place from 27 June to 19 July. To keep the flame of the race burning, letour.fr will relive every day a glorious or curious race event that happened two, fifteen or forty years ago. A trip down memory lane…

2013: the Tour hits Corsica

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News - 01/07 - 14:31

The Tour to the power of 10

1910: Alphonse Steinès's great deception (1/10)

At the turn of each decade, the Tour de France has gone through organisational changes and backstage struggles that have variously turned out to be decisive or utterly inconsequential. Our journey back in time begins in 1910 with journalist-organiser Alphonse Steinès, who was tasked with reconnoitring...

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