This marks our eighth year of web coverage for the Tour
By VeloNews Interactive
It’s live: VeloNews’s exclusive pre-race coverage of our sport’s biggest event. There’s also a link to this area from every page on the site; look for the red box at the top, left-hand side of the page.
Here’s what you’ll find:
Exclusive live minute-by-minute coverage of each stage by VeloNews editors on location in France. Revealing profiles on the top contenders in the race, including a close look at two-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong. Daily diary entries from Americans Tyler Hamilton (Armstrong’s right- hand man on the U.S. Postal Service team), Kevin Livingston (Ullrich’s right-hand man on Telekom) and U.S. pro champion Fred Rodriguez (a lead rider on the Domo Farm-Frites squad). Multiple reports each day from France by VeloNews’s veteran cycling editors John Wilcockson, Lennard Zinn and Bryan Jew. Behind-the-scenes profiles of North American riders. Reporting from tech guru Zinn on the cutting-edge cycling gear being used at the Tour. Images by award-winning photographer Graham Watson. Daily photo galleries of each stage from specialist cycling photographer Casey Gibson. Complete team rosters of all 21 teams competing in the Tour. Maps and elevation profiles of each stage including in-depth written analysis. Daily race results and overall rankings. Online discussion forums where visitors can post their opinions about the race’s latest developments.