Tour de France

Cycling Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France

The plan was simple enough: to cycle stages 1 and 2 of the 2016 Tour de France route at our own pace. What could possibly go wrong?

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The Tour de France Yellow Jersey

Chris Sidwells explains the birth of the Tour's famous Yellow Jersey, as well as the origins of 'the Hell of the North'

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Greg LeMond: The Making of a Tour de France Champion

Richard Moore writes of how a young Greg LeMond nurtured his dream of winning the Tour de France

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Cycling Alpe d'Huez

It's one of the Tour de France's most celebrated climbs – Arnout Brokking has this first-hand account of taking on Alpe d'Huez

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2018 Tour de France route

This year will be the 105th edition of the world's biggest and cheapest spectator event. Here's where the 2018 Tour de France will take us.

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Book review: The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton

Julia Stagg critiques The Secret Race, the autobiography of Tyler Hamilton – the first cyclist to so publicly point the finger at Lance Armstrong

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How the Tour de France started

Chris Sidwells describes how the Tour de France started.

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Take our Tour de France Quiz

Think you know everything about the Tour de France? Then test your knowledge by taking our 20-question Tour de France quiz.

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The 1986 Tour de France: LeMond v Hinault

Richard Moore says it was LeMond who did the dirty on Hinault during the 1986 Tour de France

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The Tour de France goes into the mountains

Chris Sidwells writes about the recce that resulted in the Tour de France heading into the Pyrenées for the very first time

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French map and book sale

French map and book sale

The very excellent online Stanfords Travel bookshop is having a sale on all things French, including cycling maps.

Posted: 20 May 2019

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