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Latest Tour de France News

1 week ago

Tour de France stage 21: Wout van Aert wins Champs-Élysées sprint as Tadej Pogačar seals second Tour title

Mark Cavendish misses win number 35 after chaotic sprint, van Aert scores hat trick of victories across mountain, time trial and sprint stages.

1 week ago

Tour de Hoody: Richard Carapaz saves Ineos Grenadiers’ pride with podium spot

Once-mighty Ineos Grenadiers leaves the Tour de France with a podium spot, but for the richest team in the peloton, is that enough?

1 week ago

Tour de France combativity prize handed to young sensation Franck Bonnamour

New French hope Bonnamour voted 'most combative rider' after 900km in the break and four top-10 finishes in debut Tour de France.

1 week ago

Strange noises in the Tour de France? ‘It was a rice cake!’

Despite rumors of illicit motorized assistance at the Tour de France, riders say it's highly unlikely.

1 week ago

Tour de France: Battles for minor GC placings light up final TT

While the battle for the yellow jersey looked all but done, there were still plenty of opportunities for the GC riders to gain and lose time in final Tour de France time trial.

1 week ago

Video: Tour de France stage 20 highlights

Watch Wout van Aert smash the test against the clock on the penultimate stage of the 2021 Tour.

1 week ago

Tour de France: What the stars said after Wout van Aert’s time trial triumph

Here's what Wout van Aert, Tadej Pogačar, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish said after stage 20 of the Tour de France.

1 week ago

Wout van Aert: ‘Tadej Pogačar is not unbeatable’

Jumbo-Visma won three stages and finishes second overall with only four riders.

1 week ago

Tour de France stage 20: Wout van Aert crushes vineyard time trial

Tadej Pogačar rides conservative TT to finish eighth on the stage and comfortably retain his yellow jersey, Jonas Vingegaard secures second-place ahead of Paris.

1 week ago

Lost Boys: Nacer Bouhanni – Fighting a roughhouse image

Bouhanni abandoned the Tour in the stage through Andorra after crashing hard two days previously.

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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.