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6 hours ago

Tour de France riders promote anti-racism slogan before final stage

Riders wrote the anti-racism slogan on their masks just days after Kévin Reza gave an interview highlighting the sport's struggles with racial equality.

6 hours ago

Jumbo-Visma’s Richard Plugge on Tour de France outcome: ‘We were stunned’

Jumbo-Visma's chief architect Richard Plugge admitted to being 'stunned' by the outcome of Saturday's Tour de France time trial. Plugge said that while the team is pleased with its three stage wins, the 2020 Tour de France will be viewed as a disappointment.

7 hours ago

Tour de France stage 21: Sam Bennett wins Paris sprint as Tadej Pogačar crowned champion

Irish sprinter beats Mads Pedersen and Peter Sagan on the Champs-Élysées.

8 hours ago

Active Pass roundtable: Which WorldTour teams could go away for 2021?

What can Wout van Aert achieve in his career? Will any WorldTour teams not return in 2021? You have questions and we have answers.

8 hours ago

Pogačar joins elite company of first-time Tour de France winners

Pogačar is first rider since Merckx to win three jerseys in Paris.

8 hours ago

COVID-19 hits the Tour de France press room

Several Spanish journalists leave race after Spanish-language reporter tested positive.

10 hours ago

VN Archives: After five second places, Zoetemelk finally wins the Tour de France

The Dutchman went on to finish the Tour de France 16 times, a record at the time he retired. His battle for the Tour title was also a study in perseverance.

11 hours ago

Landa, Mas come through for Spain at Tour de France

No Spanish rider won a stage, but Mas and Landa both landed in top-five and Movistar wins teams classification for fifth time in six years.

12 hours ago

Remembering the last great Tour de France upset: LeMond’s spectacular 1989 turnaround

Greg LeMond turned the tables on Laurent Fignon in the final time trial in 1989. 31 years later, Tadej Pogačar did the same to Primož Roglic.

13 hours ago

Tadej Pogačar crowns generational shift at Tour de France

The 2020 Tour epitomized how advancements in training technologies and the 'globalization of cycling' is sparking the dominance of young talents in the sport.

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. Based in Spain, he joined VeloNews in 2002. Since covering his first Tour de France in 1996, 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.

Dan Cavallari

Dan Cavallari has been technical editor at VeloNews since 2015. Before that, he was a writer and photographer, a high school English teacher, and a longtime bicycle mechanic at shops between Maine and Arizona. He lives outside of Denver, Colorado and loves knobby tires, good bourbon, and guitars.

Jim Cotton

Jim is a UK-based web editor and writer at VeloNews. Since starting racing 12 years ago he’s been slowly becoming more average on the bike day by day, so he now focuses on using his Masters in English literature to write about cycling instead.

Ben Delaney

Ben is the editorial director for VeloNews and Bicycle Retailer & Industry News. He has been working in cycling media since 2000, after racing and studying journalism at the University of New Mexico.

How to Watch the 2020 Tour de France

The 2020 Tour de France begins on Saturday, August 29, with a hilly 156-kilometer stage around the French city of Nice. The race progresses from there, with 21 total stages that take in the Pyrenees, Massif Central, and the Alps, before the finish along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. All 21 stages will feature live broadcast, both on traditional television and online. North American cycling fans have two primary options for watching the Tour this year: FloBikes and NBC. Read More