News - 05/08 - 11:47

1960: When President de Gaulle greeted the Tour (6/10)

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 1960, specifically on the penultimate stage, when the peloton was paid a visit for the first time by a President of the Republic when...

News - 29/07 - 14:00

1950: divorce Italian style (5/10)

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 1950, marked by the collective departure of the Italian riders after incidents that resulted in Gino Bartali being threatened and assaulted...

News - 22/07 - 17:10

1940: The Tour that wasn’t (4/10)

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 1940: when the country entered the war, Henri Desgrange tried to keep the 34th edition of the Tour alive until spring, but had to resign...

News - 20/07 - 11:00

The three Yellow Jerseys of 2020 Tour de France

This year, Le Coq Sportif is again putting the spotlight on the Yellow Jersey worn by the leader of the general classification, with three emblematic models. Inspired by the brand’s archives and the famous race’s history, their Mondrian-style design enhances the distinctive colour of the general classification leader’s jersey.

For...

News - 19/07 - 17:12

Virtual Tour de France: Clarke and Stephens claim glory in Paris

Bonjour Paris! The 6th and last stage of the Virtual Tour de France gathers 147 riders (63 women and 84 men) for six laps on the 6.6km circuit of the Champs-Élysées, replicated on Zwift as part of the solidarity events aiming to raise funds for charity partners. Among them, Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) already knows the taste of victory in Paris, where she won La Course...

News - 18/07 - 17:11

Virtual Tour de France: Woods and Moolman-Pasio crown themselves on the Queen-Stage

French star Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), American climber Katie Hall (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team), Australian ITT World champion Rohan Dennis (Team Ineos)… 150 riders (88 males and 62 females) are part of the pelotons riding stage 5 of the Virtual Tour de France on Saturday, as part of the solidarity events aiming to raise funds for charity partners. They...

News - 17/07 - 14:00

One day One story- 2011: Rolland wins on the Alpe-d’Huez

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 Europcar team enjoyed a fairy tale on the 2011 Tour de France, with a new adventure in yellow for Thomas Voeckler....

News - 17/07 - 11:00

1930: The Tour revolutionizes (3/10)

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 1930, the year of a major revolution when, Tour boss and editor-in-chief of L'Auto, Henri Desgrange decided...

News - 16/07 - 12:11

One day One story - 1964: A duel at the summit on the Puy-de-Dôme

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…

Anquetil versus Poulidor was a duel that stoked the fire of cycling debate and far beyond, dividing France into...

News - 14/07 - 10:52

One day One Story - 2019: Pinot on the Tourmalet

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…

French riders were at the forefront on 2019 Tour de France, with Julian Alaphilippe putting on a show and parading...

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