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Latest Tour de France News

1 day ago

Report: Michael Woods will see leadership role at Tour de France ahead of Chris Froome

Four-time Tour-winner expected to start, but is looking at the Vuelta a España as a more realistic goal as recovery continues.


1 day ago

Can Tadej Pogačar win three jerseys again at the Tour de France?

Tadej Pogačar matched Eddy Merckx in last year's Tour de France, can he do it again in 2021?


1 day ago

Commentary: La Course had issues but it played a part in growing women’s cycling

It's not yet known if the 2021 La Course will be the last, but it has had a lasting impact on women's cycling since its first edition in 2014.


1 day ago

Ineos Grenadiers to bring ‘mountain train’ back to the Tour de France

Ineos Grenadiers DS says the Team Sky-style 'train' will return to the Tour in a bid to steamroller Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar.


1 day ago

Tadej Pogačar, Richard Carapaz set the tone in Tour de France tune-ups

Pogačar and Carapaz scored standout stage victories Thursday to send warning to Primož Roglič and Geraint Thomas just weeks ahead of the Tour.


2 days ago

Tour de France: Julian Alaphilippe and David Gaudu shoulder the burden of French expectations

It has been 36 years since a French rider won the Tour de France, can the nation put a stop to the rut, or should it adjust its expectations?


3 days ago

Brandon McNulty and his fast-track to start the Tour de France

Brandon McNulty punched his ticket to the Tour de France sooner than he ever could have imagined.


3 days ago

Mathieu van der Poel: A yellow and green jersey contender at the Tour de France?

Grippy opening stages offer Dutch steam train an opportunity to grab yellow, and green could be waiting for him in Paris – if he wants it.


3 days ago

Sam Bennett, Michael Mørkøv to return to sprint throne at Tour de France

Dominant duo brace for sprint and green jersey battle with Peter Sagan, Caleb Ewan in final Tour together at Deceuninck-Quick-Step


4 days ago

Tour de France ‘Class of 2021’ could be best rookie field ever

Mathieu van der Poel and Brandon McNulty lead rookie class in 2021 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 FloBikes.com is the sole broadcaster.