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1 month ago

Race forensics at the scene of Beloki’s crash in 2003 Tour de France

The day after the historic crash — 17 years ago today — VeloNews reporters walked the hot-tar road and pockmarked field.


2 months ago

Prudhomme sheds light on health precautions for 2020 Tour de France

The Tour has yet to finalize its COVID-19 health protocols, but there are some aspects of the event that will undoubtedly change.


6 months ago

Details of the first three stages of the 2021 Tour de France announced

Cobbles, 18 kilometers of bridge crossings, an individual time trial, and two, pancake-flat days for the sprinters.


8 months ago

VeloNews stories of the decade: Team Sky’s Tour de France domination

Team Sky revolutionized the way the Tour de France was raced, winning seven Tours in eight years. The team garnered plenty of criticism for its budget and its penchant for pushing the rules.


9 months ago

The Outer Line: The 2020 Tour de France will be won in the ITT, not the climbs

The 2020 Tour de France route boasts nine mountain stages, and plenty of climbing. The Outer Line says the race will be won during the sole individual time trial on stage 20.


10 months ago

Tour’s ‘new world’ summit finishes to leave mark on 2020 race

VeloNews asked a local rider on his take of the Col de la Loze and Grand Colombier. The verdict: drama and pain


10 months ago

PYSO: Tour de France 2020 route review

A radical Millennial Tour de France: What Gus would do (gravel!), what the organizers have done (epic climbs), and what Bobby thinks about all of this (make it fresh but keep it classy).


10 months ago

New giant of the Alps could play kingmaker in 2020 Tour

The high point of next year's race at 2300m could prove decisive in the highly unconventional route


10 months ago

‘What sprint stages?’ – Degenkolb reacts to 2020 Tour de France route

German sprinter sees few pure sprint opportunities in 2020 Tour's unconventional parcours.


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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.