The 2021 Tour de France is just a few months away and the ultimate guide to the race, TOUR magazine, is available to pre-order now.
This year, the 108th Tour de France will run from June 26 to July 18, raced over 21 stages and covering a total distance of 3,383km.
TOUR magazine, the ultimate fans’ guide to the Tour, will feature 172 pages of interviews, profiles, in-depth tech stories, and the history and legends of the Tour from the top writers in cycling.
The magazine, on sale from May 13, will feature the world’s leading pro riders including 2020 winner Tadej Pogačar, runner-up Primož Roglič, Brits Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, as well as Tour de France stars Peter Sagan, Sam Bennett and Richie Porte.
The UK edition will also feature additional writing on Ineos Grenadiers, British Tour riders and the latest generation of superstars.
TOUR magazine will also include the complete 21-stage route with stage-by-stage maps, info and expert comment, along with every team lining up for the start in Britany, TV info and stage results you can fill in as the race progresses.
That’s just a taster of what to expect in TOUR 2021 magazine. It’s shaping up to be the best yet — join us as the countdown to July begins!
Tour de France 2021 at a glance
Start: Saturday, 26 June
Ends: Sunday, 18 July, 2021
The 108th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,383km (2,102 miles)
Grand Depart: Brest
Final stage: Champs Elysees, Paris
Contested by 22 professional eight man teams totalling 176 riders
- Eight flat stages
- Five hilly stages
- Six mountain stages with three mountain-top finishes
- Two individual time-trial stages
- Two rest days
This year we have curated three special editions to choose from:
172 pages packed full of everything you need to know about the 2021 Tour de France plus a free pair of yellow Tour socks
Pre-order: www.magazinesdirect.com/tour (opens in new tab)
Tour magazine plus great free gifts! 3 pairs of Tour socks (classic yellow, polka dot and green) and an exclusive Tour bottle opener keyring
Pre-order: www.magazinesdirect.com/tourpremium (opens in new tab)
Tour The Collector's Edition
Tour magazine plus NEW Procycling Tour Collection bookazine worth £9.99 and a set of 4 limited edition art prints from the Cycling Weekly archives depicting unseen scenes from past Tour de France races dating back to 1951.
Pre-order: www.magazinesdirect.com/tourcollectors (opens in new tab)
All editions will be available from Thursday 13th May in all good supermarkets and newsagents.
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Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers. Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.
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