Tour de France Coverage


5 Ways To Liven Up the Tour de France


The Tour de France is a great bicycle spectacle, featuring the world’s biggest names, spectacular scenery, and hours of TV commentary. But it could be a whole lot better with these changes.

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Mavic renews partnership with Tour de France


On the 40th anniversary of providing neutral support at the Tour de France, Mavic announced this week that the long-term partnership at the world’s most prestigious professional cycling race will be renewed through 2022.

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Video: Making of the Tour de France trophy


Curious about those gorgeous Tour de France trophies? Here’s a little behind the scenes video on how they’re made.

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Cannondale-Drapac announces environmental initiative


Goal to spotlight progress being made to achieve primary goal of Paris Accord — maintain global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

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Chris Froome eyes fourth Tour de France title


With the start of the 2017 Tour de France just days away, Chris Froome is once again the favorite to take the final yellow jersey in Paris. If the British Team Sky rider can pull it off it will be his fourth overall title.

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Tour de France Retrospective: The year of the running man


Winner of his third Tour de France, Chris Froome wore the Yellow Jersey in controlling the competition beginning at the Bagnères-de-Luchon stage just until the Champs-Elysées. But the Briton had to deal with a host of new challengers and challenges. Here is a look back at the 2016 Tour de France.

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The Hot Roman Day When Doping Became Bad, a chapter from Spitting in the Soup


Spitting in the Soup explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. The book unwinds the doping culture from the early days, when pills meant progress, and uncovers the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture.

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Dr. Ferrari Was Right, a chapter from Spitting in the Soup


The new book Spitting in the Soup explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. It unwinds the doping culture from the early days, when pills meant progress, and uncovers the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture.

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Top 10 Rules Of The Tour de France


The Tour de France is in the books for another year. While you know Team Sky’s Chris Froome picked up his second yellow jersey triumph, you may not know all the rules that govern this great race.

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Tour de France by the numbers: Riders burn caloric equivalent of 85,807 hamburgers


On the heels of the recently completed Tour de France, Dimension Data has released a cornucopia of numbers that help put this massive 21-day effort into clearer perspective. Find out what it’s really like to race a 3-week grand tour.

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Spotted: Prototype FSA electronic shifting groupset


Rumors of a full road drivetrain from FSA have been swirling for years, but now it appears the Italian/Taiwanese component maker is finally close to transforming talk into reality.

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Is the Tour De France ready for disc brakes?


It’s been several years since disc brakes emerged as a viable way to slow down road bikes. But the pro peloton continues to resist the new technology. Are their fears legitimate?

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Orbea Ordu time trial bike debuts at Tour de France


With a host of new features such as seat tube storage, a BB386 bottom bracket, and an aero-enhancing oval seat post that includes two clamps that vary setback by 23mm and 49mm, the new Orbea Ordu time trial bike looks to compete with the fastest wind cheating machines being ridden at the Tour de France.

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Tour de France 2015: Mark Cavendish’s stage 7 winning Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS


Manx Missile rides new aero road bike to first Tour triumph since 2013.

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Tour de France 2015: Stage 5 carnage, crashes and sprints


It was another wild (and this time wet and windy) day at the Tour de France. Here’s an inside look at some of the chaotic carnage.

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Tour de France 2015: Dramatic stage 3 crash footage


Midway through the run from Antwerp to Huy in Belgium, a slight touch of wheels set off a cascade of carnage that knocked a handful of riders out of the race, including then-yellow jersey holder Fabian Cancellara.

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Tour de France 2015: Jakob Fuglsang’s Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS


Arguably the most talked about bike leading up to this year’s Tour de France is Specialized’s new S-Works Venge ViAS aero roadster. Here’s a look at Astana’s Jakob Fuglsang’s race rig.

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Top 10 riders to watch at the Tour de France


The world’s greatest bike race kicks off Saturday, when the 2016 Tour de France gets rolling in the Netherlands. Here are the 10 riders you need to keep an eye on.

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Photo Gallery: Riding shotgun with Mavic neutral support


Take a look inside the Tour de France peloton from inside one of the most important caravan cars in the race.

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Mega Tech Gallery: Race bikes for all 22 Tour de France teams


Every member of the pro peloton has access to a dedicated time trial machine, plus at least two or three road bikes. Aero, lightweight, compliant – there’s usually a bike that focuses specifically on one of those coveted characteristics. Here are some – but certainly not all – of those beautiful race machines.

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Analysis: Do disc brakes belong in the pro peloton?


There are strong arguments — and advocates — on both sides of this debate. But one thing seems clear, disc brakes are coming to top level racing whether people like it or not.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 21 Photo Gallery


Marcel Kittel won the final stage, Vincenzo Nibali was officially crowned overall winner, and Graham Watson was there to document it all.

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2014 Tour de France: Kittel wins finale in Paris, Nibali secures yellow


The 2014 Tour de France wraps up with another stage win for German Marcel Kittel, and the crowning of overall champion Vincenzo Nibali.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 21 Preview – Évry to Paris Champs-Élysées


The final stage of the 2014 Tour de France traces a familiar path into the City of Light and on to the famed Champs-Élysées. This is normally a day for the sprinters and we don’t expect that to change this year.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 20 Photo Gallery


After nearly three weeks of racing, race photog Graham Watson is still churning out amazing imagery of the world’s greatest rolling spectacle–including these from today’s stage 20 time trial.

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