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Latest Tour de France News

3 weeks ago

Team Ineos to change name to Ineos Grenadiers 

Name and jersey to change August 29 to promote launch of Grenadier SUV.

3 weeks ago

Early schedule French races offer no easy start for Tour contenders

Route d'Occitanie, Tour de l'Ain and Criterium du Dauphine pack serious climbing test for those targeting the yellow jersey.

3 weeks ago

COVID protocols costing teams ‘tens of thousands’ of dollars

Increased budget item is part of new reality for peloton.

4 weeks ago

Ineos director ‘not 100 percent sure’ Froome can win 2020 Tour

Team tech guru questions Froome's chances after serious injury.

4 weeks ago

Commentary: Why I’m finally cheering for Chris Froome at the Tour de France

Fred Dreier explains why he's changing his longtime rooting interest this year and finally backing Chris Froome at the Tour de France.

4 weeks ago

Bernal regroups in Andorra ahead of Tour de France defense

A string of French races will give Colombian star opportunities to race before Tour start in late August.

4 weeks ago

Emile Idée: Tour’s oldest living stage winner turns 100

Winner of stage 13 of the 1949 Tour de France recalls racing in Nazi-occupied France and winning his national championships.

4 weeks ago

Bernal: ‘If I have to help Froome or Thomas, I will do it’

Colombian Tour champion pledges to play team game but maintains ambition of defending his yellow jersey this summer.

4 weeks ago

Could Chris Froome be left out of the Tour de France?

Mitchelton-Scott sport director says Froome's no guarantee to start Tour as speculation heats up.

4 weeks ago

Alaphilippe hunting stages but not ruling out a GC challenge at Tour de France

French star plans to start season slightly off the boil to allow form to last a busy schedule set to run through the fall.

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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.