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Latest Tour de France News

2 weeks ago

Meet cycling’s new GC hierarchy: ranking the 2021 grand tour racing season

Cycling's ‘Big Three’ split the grand tours between them in 2021, but will they end up in a ‘Battle Royale’ next year at the Tour de France?

2 months ago

Explainer: Tour de France prize money — how much is it, and who gets paid?

The Tour de France boasts the biggest payout in professional racing, but there's a big gap between haves and have-nots in the peloton.

2 months ago

Lost boys: The 2021 Tour de France had a 23 percent attrition rate

An alphabetical list of the 43 abandons, the respective riders' expectations, how they were racing, and why they left the Tour.

2 months ago

Power analysis: The power it takes to win a Tour de France mountain stage

We look at the wattages of Sepp Kuss and Richard Carapaz on Tour stages 17 and 18.

2 months ago

Getting the shot: Finale of the 2021 Tour de France

Les Champs is, of course, one of the most magnificent boulevards in all the world, and it offers a splendid backdrop to the finale of the Tour.

2 months ago

Tour de France: Isle of Man hopes Mark Cavendish’s success will inspire next generation

Mark Cavendish's return to winning ways at the Tour de France has been remarkable and it could have a big impact on the sport in his native Isle of Man.

2 months ago

Wout van Aert cements status as Swiss Army knife of pro cycling at 2021 Tour de France

Wout van Aert won a sprint, a time trial and a mountain stage, but GC ambitions are on pause – and that's good for all of us at home.

2 months ago

Dave Brailsford could step down as Ineos Grenadiers boss due to health concerns

David Brailsford has been treated for cancer and heart issues in the last two years and he says he could step down as Ineos Grenadiers boss if he has further health problems.

2 months ago

A stage win and a yellow jersey — how the North American contingent fared at the Tour de France

Sepp Kuss won a stage, and Brandon McNulty helped deliver Tadej Pogačar to the yellow jersey — crashes, successes and surprises were all part of the North American contingent's Tour de France.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 21: What the stars said after the peloton pulled in to Paris

Here's what Tadej Pogačar, Mark Cavendish, Wout van Aert and more had to say after the closing stage of the Tour de France.

Tour de France Writers

Fred Dreier

Fred is the editor-in-chief at VeloNews. Prior to that he was a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. Fred is a 2010 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood, aka “EuroHoody,” is the VeloNews European editor. Since joining VeloNews in 2002, he’s been chasing bike races all over the world.

James Startt

With 30 Tours de France under his belt, James Startt is the senior American journalist in the pressroom of the Tour and author of Tour de France/Tour de Force, the first English history of the great French race. James focuses on the human element, telling the stories of the many people behind the scenes as well as the world’s best riders.

Betsy Welch

Betsy is a senior editor at VeloNews. Before that, she was a Spanish teacher and most recently, a Registered Nurse working in community health. She’s been freelancing about bikes and other outdoors and health-related topics for over a decade. When she’s not riding or writing, Betsy adores traveling. In 2016, she started, and will one day finish, bikepacking the length of the Baja Divide.

Sadhbh O'Shea

Based in the cycling haven of the Isle of Man, Sadhbh O’Shea has been writing about cycling for almost 10 years. She has covered too many bike races to count, including eight grand tours and a whole host of monuments.

Jim Cotton

Jim is a UK-based editor and writer at VeloNews. After years of dipping his toes into the worlds of cat.3 racing and Haute Route challenges, Jim realized he’s better at writing about bikes than trying to win things on them.

Ben Delaney

Ben is the membership director for Outside’s cycling brands: VeloNews, Peloton, Beta, and Roll Massif. He has been working in cycling media since 2000, after racing and studying journalism at the University of New Mexico.

How to Watch the 2021 Tour de France

The 2021 Tour de France kicks off on Saturday, June 24 in the coastal city of Brest with a hilly 198-kilometer stage through Brittany that finishes in nearby Landerneau. The race continues with its 21 total stages that trace a line through the middle of France, and then down through the Alps and Pyrenees, before the traditional finish in Paris along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. All 21 stages will feature live broadcast, both on traditional television and via online streaming services. In the United States, NBC Sports and its streaming service NBC Sports Gold will broadcast the race; in Canada is the sole broadcaster.