Cycle Sport’s Tour guide is out now! Bringing you everything you need to know about the greatest race in the world. Our massive Tour de France preview brings you all the stage info, low down on the big name riders and all the teams.
And we asked Richie Porte to tell us everything about Chris Froome, that Chris Froome wouldn’t tell us himself.
Our stage previews with detailed, official maps give you a flavour of the race and what awaits the riders. Each preview describes the route, terrain and the area it’s in as well as bringing you a little bit of history from the race.
22 teams will line up in Yorkshire this July, some of whom will dominate the race while others will take their chances and go for a stage win. The smallest teams will do well just to be competitive throughout the race. With full line-ups yet to be announced, we give you an idea of the team’s approach and who their key riders are likely to be.
Who’s hot, and who’s not. Cycle Sport takes you through the big name riders in the race. From those gunning for GC to the sprinters looking for stage wins. Their form this year, support, strengths and weaknesses, we give you a full run down.
Bradley Wiggins‘s Tour snub from the team that took him to an historic victory in 2012 is even more sensational after his performance at the Tour of California. His opposition may not have been Tour grade, but he looked lean, focused and hungry. We followed him across the sunshine state and spoke to the locals to see what they made of the very British hero.
We love Yorkshire, we love beer and we love whippets. Here they all are (well, sort of) on one brilliant page. The number of beers being brewed in celebration of the Tour’s visit kept us lubricated for days, so we thought we’d better tell you about them.
Will Pinarello’s new aero Dogma be ridden to victory at the Tour de France? Even if it isn’t it’s worth a look. We went for a ride on it with Bernard Eisel in Italy recently and spoke to the Aero engineers at Jaguar about their input.