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GRENOBLE, France (VN) — “There’s a car, a car … il y a une voiture!” You could hear the panic in the voice of a television technician who was being pinned back against the trunk of a race official’s red Skoda by a solid mass of media crews. The mob was moving en masse like a giant bubble around the rider wearing a yellow skinsuit, Andy Schleck, who’d just thrown every last ounce of energy into defending (unsuccessfully) his Tour de France lead against Cadel Evans.
ALPE d'HUEZ, France (VN) — Tom Danielson realizes he has one more hard effort before he can enjoy what's been a highly successful Tour de France debut.
Tour de France Writers
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, aka “EuroHoody,” is the VeloNews European editor. Since joining VeloNews in 2002, he’s been chasing bike races all over the world.
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 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.
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 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 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 FloBikes.com is the sole broadcaster.