The 2011 Tour de France starts on Saturday July 2 in the Vendée region in north-west France and finishes three weeks later on the Champs Élysées in Paris on Sunday, July 24.

We will be covering the race in full, with daily stage reports, highlights videos, live text coverage, photo galleries from CW’s Graham Watson and Andy Jones, rider interviews, post-stage analysis and much more.

All of our articles will be linked from this page, making it easy for you to keep track of everything that is happening in this year’s Tour de France.

Keep checking back for the very latest updates.

Tour de France 2011: Stages, previews, reports and photos

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Stage 1 Sat, Jul 2 Passage du Gois La Barre de Monts Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers 191.5km Preview> Report>

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Stage 2 Sun, Jul 3 Les Essarts Les Essarts 23km TTT Preview>

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Stage 3 Mon, Jul 4 Olonne sur Mer Redon 198km Preview>

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Stage 4 Tues, Jul 5 Lorient Mûr-de-Bretagne 172.5km Preview>

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Stage 5 Weds, Jul 6 Carhaix Cap Fréhel 164.5km Preview>

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Stage 6 Thurs, Jul 7 Dinan Lisieux 226.5km Preview>

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Stage 7 Fri, Jul 8 Le Mans Châteauroux 218km Preview>

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Stage 8 Sat, Jul 9 Aigurande Super-Besse Sancy 189km Preview>

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Stage 9 Sun, Jul 10 Issoire Saint-Flour 208km Preview>

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Stage 10 Tues, Jul 12 Aurillac Carmaux 158km Preview>

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Stage 11 Weds, Jul 13 Blaye-les-Mines Lavaur 167.5km Preview>

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Stage 12 Thurs, Jul 14 Cugnaux Luz-Ardiden 211km Preview>

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Stage 13 Fri, Jul 15 Pau Lourdes 152.5km Preview>

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Stage 14 Sat, Jul 16 Saint-Gaudens Plateau de Beille 168.5km Preview>

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Stage 15 Sun, Jul 17 Limoux Montpellier 192.5km Preview>

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REST Mon, Jul 18 Département de la Drôme Review>

Stage 16 Tues, Jul 19 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux Gap 162.5km Preview>

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Stage 17 Weds, Jul 20 Gap Pinerolo 179km Preview> Report> Photos>

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Stage 18 Thurs, Jul 21 Pinerolo Galibier – Serre Chevalier 200.5km Preview> Report>

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Stage 19 Fri, Jul 22 Modane Valfréjus Alpe-d’Huez 109.5km Preview> Report>

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Stage 20 Sat, Jul 23 Grenoble Grenoble 42.5km ITT Preview> Report>

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Stage 21 Sun, Jul 24 Créteil Paris Champs-Élysées 95km Preview> Report> Photos>

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Tour de France 2011: Latest news

Cavendish realises green jersey dream

Tour analysis: Schleck goes long

2011 Tour de France stage 10: Armstrong’s famous bluff

Riis rules Contador out of Tour de France win

Cavendish nearly loses Tour’s green jersey

Evans gambles with Tour win

Contador’s attacks fail to cause major damage at the Tour

Boasson Hagen’s second stage win put Norway joint top

Are the Tour de France’s descents too risky?

Kolobnev’s Tour de France positive confirmed

Evans in driving seat as Tour heads towards decisive stages

Cavendish’s green jersey chances looking ‘good’

Evans gains time as the weather leaves its mark

Schlecks falter ahead of Tour’s final mountain days

Tour analysis: How the Schlecks can win

Swift sprinting towards Tour win

Cavendish joint seventh in all-time Tour list

Weather wreaks havoc in Etape du Tour

Basso back for Tour de France win

Garmin-Cervelo celebrate third Tour win

Geraint Thomas: “I had goosebumps on the Tourmalet”

Schlecks distance Contador in Tour mountain stage

Greipel gripes about ‘crazy’ Feillu

Tour de France Feed Zone (July 13)

Greipel’s first Tour stage win ‘extra special’

Greipel takes first win over Cav since HTC split

UCI defends its stance on tilted saddles

Kolobnev tests positive at Tour

Contador worried by knee injury

Tour rest day review (July 11)

Voeckler living the yellow jersey dream again

Hoogerland’s Horror crash


Tour de France 2011: Teams, riders, start list
Tour de France 2011: Official start list
Tour de France 2011: Who’s riding?
Tour de France 2011: Team guide

Tour de France 2011: Stage reports
Stage 21: Evans wins 2011 Tour as Cavendish clinches green jersey
Stage 20: Evans blows Schlecks away and takes yellow to Paris
Stage 19: King Rolland crowned on the Alpe but team-mate Voeckler loses yellow to Andy Schleck
Stage 18: Andy Schleck wins, Contador cracks and Voeckler keeps yellow by seat of his pants
Stage 17: Boasson Hagen makes it two for Sky as Voeckler loses more time
Stage 16: Evans and Contador go on the attack as Hushovd wins in Gap
Stage 15: Cavendish takes fourth stage win in 2011 Tour
Stage 14: Vanendert surprises the favourites as Voeckler holds on
Stage 13: World champ Hushovd takes well deserved solo Tour win
Stage 12: Sanchez wins at Luz Ardiden as Frank Schleck gains on other contenders
Stage 11: Cavendish moves into green after winning in Lavaur
Stage 10: Greipel beats Cavendish in Tour stage 10 sprint
Stage nine: Sanchez conquers day of crashes and climbs
Stage eight: Costa wins first mountain stage of 2011 Tour
Stage seven: Cavendish wins but Wiggins crashes out of Tour
Stage six: Boasson Hagen takes Sky’s first Tour de France win
Stage five: Cavendish wins in Cap Frehel
Stage four: Evans edges out Contador on the Mur-de-Bretagne
Stage three: Farrar sprints to first Tour victory in Redon
Stage two: Garmin win team time trial to put Hushovd in yellow
Stage one: Gilbert blasts to victory as Tour gets off to spectacular start

Tour de France 2011: Highlights videos

Stage 21 video highlights

Stage 20 video highlights

Stage 19 video highlights

Stage 18 video highlights

Stage 17 video highlights

Stage 16 video highlights

Stage 15 video highlights

Stage 14 video highlights

Stage 13 video highlights

Stage 12 video highlights

Stage 11 video highlights

Video: Feeding the riders at the Tour

Stage 10 video highlights

Stage nine video highlights

Stage eight video highlights

Stage seven video highlights

Stage six video highlights

Video: Erik Zabel’s role as Cavendish’s sprint advisor

Stage five video highlights

Video: The ride of Philippe Gilbert at the Tour de France

Stage four video highlights

Stage three video highlights

Stage two video highlights

Stage one video highlights

Tour de France 2011: Photo galleries

Stage 21 photo gallery by Graham Watson

Stage 20 photo gallery by Graham Watson

Stage 19 photo gallery by Graham Watson

Stage 18 photo gallery by Graham Watson

Stage 17 photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage 16 photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage 15 photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage 14 photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage 13 photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage 12 photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage 11 photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage 10 photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage nine photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage eight photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage seven photo gallery by Graham Watson


Tour de France 2011 wallpaper gallery


Stage six photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage five photo gallery by Graham Watson

Stage four photo gallery by Andy Jones

Stage four photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage three photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage two photo gallery by Andy Jones


Stage two photo gallery by Graham Watson


Stage one photo gallery by Graham Watson


Tour de France 2011 team time trial training photo gallery by Andy Jones

Tour de France 2011 team presentation by Andy Jones

Tour de France 2011 team press conferences by Andy Jones

Tour de France 2011 team presentation by Graham Watson

Tour de France 2011: Live text coverage
Tour de France 2011 LIVE: CW’s text coverage schedule
Stage seven live text coverage

Tour de France 2011: Archive videos
Video: 2003 Centenary Tour
Video: Lance Armstrong retrospective
Video: Behind the scenes at the Tour
Video: Guerini’s 1999 stage win
Video: Thrills and spills at the Tour
Video: Armstrong in 1999
Video: The Indurain years
Video: Ladies of the Tour
Video: Best of bizarre

Tour de France 2011: Archive articles

1999 Tour de France stage two: Passage du Gois causes chaos

Tour de France 2011: TV schedule
British Eurosport Tour de France 2011 TV schedule
ITV4 Tour de France 2011 TV schedule

Tour de France 2011: Related links
Tour de France: The jerseys, what they are and what they mean
Potted history of the Tour de France
The closest Tours in history
Brits in the Tours: From Robinson to Wiggins
Tour de France 2010: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

Tour de France 2011: Older news items

UCI saddle clamp down

Feed Zone (July 4)

Cavendish to start all three grand tours in 2011

2011 Tour de France teams named

Tour de France 2011: Route details

The mountains of the 2011 Tour de France

Cavendish challenging for up to eight stages in 2011 Tour

Wiggins and Team Sky confident but not talking of Tour podium

Contador faces tough questions in pre-Tour press conference

Brits in the Tour de France 2011

UCI and AFLD collaborate on Tour de France dope tests

Contador confirmed for Tour de France

Evans set for Tour de France win

UCI says ‘respect Contador at Tour de France’

Contador confirms taking part in Tour de France

Bookies slash odds on Wiggins winning Tour

Halfords launches free Garmin Tour de France fantasy game

How is Ben Swift’s first Tour de France going?

Farrar’s Tour gamble pays off

Cavendish loses two sprints in one stage

Wiggins off to ideal Tour start

Sky at the Tour team time trial photo special

Vaughters’ Garmin-Cervelo team hits cycling’s top

Tour GC contenders: the winners and losers after stage one

Already in white, can Geraint Thomas take yellow?

Evans jumps ahead in Tour opener

Tour team time trial training

Cavendish’s train must adapt to win Tour stages

Pro predictions: Who will win opening Tour stage?

Tour de France teams presented, Contador booed

Crashes take toll on Tour’s favourites

Schlecks within striking distance of Tour’s race lead

Wiggins’ operation scheduled for Monday

Thomas leads Sky’s new focus

Analysis: Cav back on the train again

Sky devastated by Wiggins’ exit from Tour

Wiggins crashes out of Tour

Dan Lloyd’s busman’s holiday at the Tour

Wiggins saw Sky’s first Tour win coming

Tour bans motorcyclist after Sorensen’s crash

Cavendish’s race for the Tour green jersey

Cavendish surprises with Tour stage win and press conference