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6 days ago

Tour de France stage 15: Pogačar takes stage as Bernal cracks in the mountains

Defending champion dropped early on final climb of the day to lose over seven minutes as yellow jersey Roglič takes second on stage.

6 days ago

VN Archives: Andy Hampsten wins atop Alpe d’Huez with just one STI lever

On the 14th stage of the 1992 Tour de France to Alpe d'Huez, the peloton was split over the use of lighter, traditional down-tube shifters versus slightly heavier but more convenient STI levers. American Andy Hampsten used both and won.

6 days ago

Brailsford’s Tour de France reign on edge with Ineos Grenadiers on back foot

With Egan Bernal under pressure to attack in the final week, David Brailsford and his team are in an unfamiliar situation.

6 days ago

Pogačar ‘not content with second place’ in Tour de France

UAE-Team Emirates balancing GC ambitions with losses of key riders ahead of Grand Colombier showdown.

6 days ago

Romain Bardet left with ‘small hemorrhage’ after Tour de France concussion

MRI scan confirms Bardet was concussed in crash before riding on to the finish of stage 13.

6 days ago

Tour de France retrospective: Antonin Rolland on playing domestique while in the yellow jersey

Rolland rode on a team with Louison Bobet in the 1950s and had to sacrifice his own GC ambitions for his star teammate.

7 days ago

Active Pass: When will Sepp Kuss get to lead a grand tour team?

On today's roundtable, one reader wonders when Sepp Kuss will get grand tour leadership duties, while another proposes a classification jersey for riders over 35 at the Tour de France. As always, we want to hear your best and wildest questions about the 2020 Tour de France!

7 days ago

Tour de Hoody: Fan restrictions tighten at the Tour de France; Bernal attacks; Sepp Kuss’ birthday

The upcoming climbs of the Tour de France will be strange to see without fans, writes Andrew Hood, but the riders seem to think the fan restrictions won't impact the race. What should we expect from Saturday's stage 15 to Grand Colombier?

7 days ago

Commentary: Why I’m all in for Team Sunweb at the 2020 Tour de France

Team Sunweb has become Fred Dreier's favorite squad at the 2020 Tour de France because of its aggressive riding and willingness to abandon the push for yellow and green.

7 days ago

Getting the shot: Polka-dot panache at the Tour de France

Capturing two of the Tour's most faithful fans and their matching dots was not the expected shot for the day.

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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 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.

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.

How to Watch the 2020 Tour de France

The 2020 Tour de France begins on Saturday, August 29, with a hilly 156-kilometer stage around the French city of Nice. The race progresses from there, with 21 total stages that take in the Pyrenees, Massif Central, and the Alps, before the finish along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. All 21 stages will feature live broadcast, both on traditional television and online. North American cycling fans have two primary options for watching the Tour this year: FloBikes and NBC. Read More