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Latest Tour de France News

10 years ago

I still have the legs to beat Evans, says Schleck

ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AFP) - Tour de France leader Andy Schleck believes he still has enough juice in his legs to defy Australian Cadel Evans to secure his maiden yellow jersey on Saturday.

10 years ago

Schleck dons yellow; Rolland scores France’s first stage win of this Tour

France finally scored a stage win in this Tour as Europcar's young Pierre Rolland won atop l'Alpe d'Huez, grabbing the white jersey for best young rider on the day his teammate Thomas Voeckler finally gave up the yellow jersey.

10 years ago

2011 Tour de France results, stage 19

Stage 1 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 3:13:25 2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:14 3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:23 4 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:00:57 5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team GC 1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 2 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:00:53 3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:57 4 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:10 5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:31

10 years ago

2011 Tour de France, stage 19 description

July 22 Stage 19: Modane to L’Alpe d’Huez, 109.5km (68 miles)

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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.