News - 13/11 - 10:09

Le Tour bids farewell to Poulidor…

The silhouette of Raymond Poulidor, familiar to anyone who has followed the Tour de France since 1962 without interruption, has faded away and will be deeply missed next summer. The former rider from the Limousin region, who passed away at the age of 83 years old, left a major mark on cycling in the 20th century, having ridden alongside Louison Bobet, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx...

News - 15/10 - 12:05

Small chainrings and big emotions

More and more to discover –

A Tour that starts from the south of France is rare enough to allow the riders to immediately take off ovn an adventure in selective mountains. Indeed the menu of the opening week distinguishes itself by its diversity and a large part of mountain climbing without however just focusing on the usual great passes.

The riders will rapidly...

News - 15/10 - 12:05

All on stage

Audacity and a spark of madness to create an exploit and generate excitement can not be ordered. But like everywhere else, the setting plays a role in the quality of the show. That of the 2020 Tour gives a few clues and opens doors: like a film director who knows what he owes to his actors, we know that the success of a Tour depends first and foremost on the brilliance of the...

News - 15/10 - 12:05

Every mountain range on the map

The Tour de France visiting five different mountain ranges is something that only happens once in a blue moon. It will be the first time that the route features mountain stages from the second day of racing until the eve of the finish in Paris, over a period of no fewer than 20 days. The stage between two islands and the ascent of the Grand Colombier from almost the bottom...

News - 11/10 - 17:23

It’s July in October!

On Tuesday 15th October, the route of the next Tour de France will be unveiled before an audience of 4,000 spectators at the Palais des Congrès Paris convention centre, in the presence in particular of the most recent winner, Egan Bernal. The date is also one to put in the diaries of all visitors to the letour.fr web site and users of the mobile application, who will be...

News - 16/08 - 23:29

The Tour de France pays tribute to Felice Gimondi, one of its youngest winners

Before Egan Bernal, Felice Gimondi was the youngest cyclist to have brought the Maillot Jaune to Paris, at the age of 22 years, 9 months and 15 days, precisely three months more than the Colombian. The Italian remained the precocious winner of the 1965 Tour de France, a race he wasn’t supposed to take part in. The man, as much as the rider, was classy. He passed away at...

News - 31/07 - 14:09

Thrills throughout the peloton…

The 2019 Tour de France podium, with the youngest winner of the Yellow Jersey in the history of the race, Egan Bernal, ahead of his Ineos team mate Geraint Thomas and Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk, was constructed throughout three weeks of twists and turns. Julian Alaphilippe’s long period in yellow of added unexpected excitement, as did Thibault Pinot’s dazzling display...

News - 29/07 - 18:03

Bernal, phenomenal!

There was probably no better ending to the celebrations of the 100 years of the yellow jersey than the youngest ever to wear it in Paris and start a new era in the chronicle of the Tour de France. Egan Bernal, 22, also made history for becoming the first Colombian to win the overall classification and please a cycling mad country.

“This is not...

Interview - 28/07 - 22:44

Romain Bardet: "The symbol of the kind of cycling I like"

“It’s a happy end and a good lesson to know that I can make it up for my failures. The polka dot jersey is the symbol of the kind of cycling I like and the Tour de France I’ve loved as a kid. I’m proud to have it on the Champs-Elysées. A bit of luck was needed and I got some in the last mountain stage. A couple of years ago, I lost the polka dot...

Interview - 28/07 - 22:31

Peter Sagan: "I'm glad I'm making history at the Tour de France"

“I’m very happy about this seventh green jersey. I’m also surprised. Every year I come back to try my best. The first green jersey was a big surprise because I came to win some stage but the green jersey came together with the wins. The second time it was the 100th Tour and I had the green jersey again. After that, it started to be easier or let say more under...

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