Andy Rihs, a passion comes to an end

Cyling can lead men sensible to its subtile charms to redefining their lives. Andy Rihs was one of them. The Swiss entrepreneur was the owner of the bicycle frame manufacturer BMC, a position he used to build the BMC Racing Team. The organizers of the Tour de France were informed on Thursday morning of the death of the Swiss businessman, who also played a very active part in...


When the past inspires the present

For this 2018 edition, the four leader jerseys incorporate a reference to the past. Their design is inspired by a mythical Tour de France jersey – the combination jersey –, which made its first appearance in 1968. It rewarded the best all-rounder, the rider most at ease on every terrain.


Mondrian-style pattern of the different leader jerseys first...


Future of cycling : The Tour campaigns for bicycle

Committed to promoting cycling in all its forms, the Tour de France is launching this year a public relations campaign inviting everyone to ride their bike rather than use a polluting vehicle in their daily travels. Starting on the same day as Paris-Roubaix, four video clips will be regularly aired on the France Télévisions TV stations, highlighting the benefits...


Dictée du Tour : 10,000 students dream about the Tour

Speaking to the kids about today’s cycling champions, the Tour de France and its passing in their hometowns in 2018 was the objective of this dictation contest that took place today in many stage towns of the upcoming “Grande Boucle”. In total, 10,000 students aged between the ages of 10 and 12 had to work on excerpts of daily regional press articles about the...


100 Days before the start

100 days before hosting the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, a yellow wave is flooding the French department of Vendée. Between the reconnaissance of the first two stages, preparation for the Dictée du Tour and the activities at the Vendéspace complex (cycling initiations, exhibition, etc.), the Tour de France has never...


LCL and the Tour de France renew their partenership

LCL and the Tour de France are especially pleased to announce the renewal of their partnership for the next four years.

This collaboration, which started in 1981, rapidly developed after the winner of Le Tour in 1987, Stephen Roche, stood on the Champs-Elysées to inaugurate the Yellow Jersey partnership, to which the bank has remained unswervingly loyal since the...


Tour de France 2020 : Grand Départ in Nice

With Paris-Nice or the Tour de France, the pages of cycling history have often been written in Nice and its surrounding area. The best riders in the world will again have the opportunity to express their power and talent at the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020, which will be organised in Nice and the towns that make up its urban community.

This return to...


Tour de France-FNSEA prizes: Haute-Saône wins big time!

The "Farmers love Le Tour" prizes were awarded at the Agricultural Show this morning in the presence of FNSEA president Christiane Lambert and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme. The first prize went to farmers in Haute-Saône. Solidarity will be the theme of the 2018 contest.

As Italian champion Fabio Aru soared towards his first ever Tour de France...


Dictée du Tour : a whole season of cycling and writing!

« Christian Prudhomme likes to say that "The champions of childhood are the champions of life» when asked about events for children. This resonates even more with the Dictée du Tour, which helps children to discover cycling, their regions and the French language. The second edition of this fun yet important test will take place in all towns and local communities...


Tour de France 2019 : Brusells introduces the Grand Depart

The 106th Tour de France will begin with two stages around the Belgian and European capital, including a team time trial.

The Grand Départ will be the opportunity to celebrate two landmarks as the Maillot Jaune will become a centenarian in 2019, 50 years after Eddy Merckx claimed his maiden Tour victory.

Brussels can't wait for its Grand Départ....

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