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Latest Tour de France News

1 month ago

Tour de France: Is the 2022 edition the ‘anti-Pogačar’ route?

Have Tour de France organizers delivered a course that's meant to derail Tadej Pogačar? Or is the Slovenian slugger built for any speed?


1 month ago

Throwback Thursday: Thomas Voeckler and his yellow jersey raids

Thomas Voeckler and his two famous spells in the yellow jersey during his long career converted him into a national hero to beleaguered French fans.


2 months ago

Did ASO get it right with 2022 Tour de France Femmes route?

The route launch of the 2022 Tour de France Femmes was a historic occasion, but with no Alps, Pyrenees, or time trial is the parcours the right one?


2 months ago

Deceuninck-Quick-Step boss Lefevere: ‘Cobbles don’t belong in the Tour de France’

Patrick Lefevere pushes back against inclusion of gravel and pavé in 2022 Tour de France, saying organizers 'are looking for thrills.'


2 months ago

Has ASO Tadej Pogačar-proofed the 2022 Tour de France? They’ve sure tried.

Tour de France organizers have built a course designed to disrupt and unsettle two-time champion Pogačar at every turn.


2 months ago

2022 Tour de France is steeped in history

The Tour de France likes its history, and there will be plenty of history lessons in 2022 for both the men's and women's races.


2 months ago

What Tadej Pogačar, Annemiek van Vleuten, Mark Cavendish and other stars said about the Tour de France courses

Here's what the biggest stars in the peloton said about the routes for Tour de France Femmes and Tour de France for 2022.


2 months ago

Tour de France 2022 route details: Alpe d’Huez and cobblestones are back

The complete stage list and map of the 2022 Tour de France route: A balanced course with five summit finales and two time trials.


2 months ago

Tour de France Femmes: A course to make history from Paris to Planche des Belles Filles

The inaugural edition will start in Paris and push east to finish in the Vosges.


2 months ago

How to watch the 2022 Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes route presentations

A full house is expected to pack the Palais des Congrès on Thursday along with a live online video presentation of the respective routes.


2 months ago

Tour de France route rumors: Cobblestones, Planches des Belles Filles, Alpe d’Huez and more

ASO will present the full parcours of the 2022 Tour de France on Thursday. Here’s what those in the know are expecting to see and what it might mean.


3 months 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?


5 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.


5 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.


5 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.


5 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.


5 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.


5 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.


5 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.


5 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.


Tour de France Writers

Fred Dreier

Fred was the editor-in-chief at VeloNews from 2016 to 2021. 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. Today he writes for Outside.

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.