Thomas Vergouwen, the man who predicts the Tour de France route

In 2012, CW talked to enthusiast Thomas Vergouwen about beating the bigwigs to the draw, making an annual job of accurately mapping out the complete Tour de France route from painstaking research.

Thomas Vergouwen, Tour detective

A Dutch ex-pat living in Paris, Vergouwen plays part-detective, part-insider and part-journalist to tie together all the loose threads.

He brings together a rumoured Tour route on his website, to the point that media are now clutching his map in the official presentation.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.