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1 day ago

Van Garderen: Skipping early races ‘could pay dividends’ for EF Pro Cycling at the Tour

EF Pro Cycling skipped early stage races like the Vuelta a Burgos and Tour de l'Ain. Tejay van Garderen says this could pay off at the Tour de France.

2 days ago

Video: Critérium du Dauphiné stage 1

Highlights from the first stage of the Tour de France dress rehearsal.

2 days ago

Dauphiné: Bernal stays confident after Jumbo-Visma’s stage 1 dominance

The Colombian rider says that building form and cohesion ahead of the Tour are the most important outcomes at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

2 days ago

Analysis: Jumbo-Visma outmuscles Team Ineos during Dauphiné opener

Team Jumbo-Visma was undisputedly the strongest squad during stage 1 at the Critérium du Dauphiné, and this strength could give the Dutch squad the experience and confidence to take on Team Ineos at the Tour.

3 days ago

Prudhomme: ‘If you like the Tour and the champions, wear masks’

COVID spikes in France pile pressure on Tour as this week's Dauphiné makes face makes mandatory.

3 days ago

Canyon Ultimate CFR boasts special-use carbon

This limited-edition Canyon bike tips the scales at nearly a pound below the UCI minimum.

4 days ago

Critérium du Dauphiné 2020: The decisive pre-Tour test

With every team's Tour de France leader set to line up at this week's mountainous Dauphiné, there will be plenty to look out for.

4 days ago

Tour de France 2021 to start in Brest

The shuffling of the Tour schedule to accommodate the Olympics put it in conflict with the European football championships.

4 days ago

Ineos outnumbered and outmaneuvered in first pre-Tour clash

Jumbo-Visma dominates Tour de L'Ain, revealing Ineos has wrinkles to iron before Tour de France.

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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. 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. Author Tour de France/Tour de Force (Chronicle Books, 2000), the first English history of the great French race, James has seen both the high points, and not so high points of the race, but as a trained photographer and experienced journalist, he always focuses on the human element, often telling the stories of the many people behind the scenes that make the Tour the world’s biggest bike race.

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. You can follow him on Strava.