With the greatest spectacle in cycling just around the corner, VeloNews is pleased to announce the publication of its 2004 edition of the Official Guide to the Tour de France. Published in cooperation with the Société du Tour de France, the Official Guide puts everything you need to know about the race in one handy place for the month of July.
The Official Guide includes detailed rider profiles of all the top American pros, including Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, Bobby Julich, Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie, who discuss their preparations for the Tour and their view of the race. The Official Guide also checks in with Armstrong’s number one rival for Tour supremacy, Jan Ullrich, and gets a rundown from no less an authority than Laurent Jalabert for his picks on the top contenders.
The Official Guide also presents:
Full team rosters and equipment descriptionsExpert analysis from Bernard Hinault on each team’s top starsA special section on the Spanish Armada: Roberto Heras, Iban Mayo, Haimar Zubeldia and the other Iberian contenders for Tour dominationChris Carmichael on Lance Armstrong’s special preparations for his sixth Tour assaultComplete descriptions of every stageDetailed maps and race itinerariesAn inside look at Lance Armstrong’s new time trial bikeA breakdown of the fearsome Alpe d’Huez time trial on July 21Team CSC’s secret aero’ weaponFull facts and figures on all the top sprinters, climbers and GC contendersfor the raceVeloNews subscribers will receive the Official Guide free with their next issue. For non-subscribers, the Official Guide is available now in bike shops and newsstands throughout North America, or direct from VeloGear.