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The achievement of a lifetime: Albert Bourlon (IV/X)

Far behind riders of the stature of Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Mark Cavendish, in the history of the Tour de France there have been almost three hundred men who only got a fleeting taste of glory. As the countdown to the start of the race on 7 July continues, letour.fr is retracing the steps of 10 champions who clinched a single stage win. Back in the 1947 Tour, Albert...

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The achievement of a lifetime: Federico Ezquerra (III/X)

Far behind riders of the stature of Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Mark Cavendish, in the history of the Tour de France there have been almost three hundred men who only got a fleeting taste of glory. As the countdown to the start of the race on 7 July continues, letour.fr is retracing the steps of 10 champions who clinched a single stage win. Spaniard Federico Ezquerra demonstrated...

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The achievement of a lifetime: Jules Buysse (II/X)

Far behind riders of the stature of Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Mark Cavendish, in the history of the Tour de France there have been almost three hundred men who only got a fleeting taste of glory. As the countdown to the start of the race on 7 July continues, letour.fr is retracing the steps of 10 champions who clinched a single stage win. On the 1926 Tour de France, Belgium’s...

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The achievement of a lifetime: Émile Engel (I/X)

Far behind riders of the stature of Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Mark Cavendish, in the history of the Tour de France there have been almost three hundred men who only got a fleeting taste of glory. As the countdown to the start of the race on 7 July continues, letour.fr is retracing the steps of 10 champions who clinched a single stage win. Back in 1914, a rising star by...

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Cycling and the planet : Tour de France rides for the bicycle

The future of cycling

The Tour de France is interested in the promotion of cycling in all its forms and therefore launches this year a communication campaign inviting television viewers to ride their bikes for their daily journeys. Four video clips that have been regularly aired on the France Télévisions channels since the latest edition of Paris-Roubaix...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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