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After the initial announcement of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2018, the 105th edition of the Tour, in the Vendée departement and more largely in the Pays de la Loire region, today's press conference provided the details of this Grand Départ, in presence of Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie).
Usually we get to know the detail of one or two stages and the start of the second or third stage, this time there will be 3 stages which will entirely take place in the Pays de la Loire region, as well as the start of the fourth stage. In this article you'll thus find these stages in detail, with the official map of each of them!
The 2017 cycling season is alive and kicking already and there have already been 4 UCI WorldTour* races this year and there are still 34 to come.
As you know, the UCI WorldTour races can invite, in addition to the 18 UCI WorldTeams, other continental pro teams, with a so called wildcard. And all those races of course do that to come up with a nice and dense peloton starting in all of the races.
The French (organised by A.S.O.) and Italian races (organised by RCS Sport) have already announced which teams they invited this year and hereunder you'll find the list for each of them.
* yes indeed, in addition to the Santos Tour Down Under, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is now the second Australian race on this prestigious calendar, and the Abu Dhabi Tour the third one, despite the fact that for the ...
Initially published on 12 February 2017 at 5.41PM, updated on 15 February at 10.15AM
Usually, the Grand Départ of the Tour de France is announced in November/December in the year which precedes the announcement of the race route (which means one year and a half before the start of the event). For the Tour de France 2018 nothing had however been announced so far and the rumours were not very precise concerning the possible locations for this Grand Départ.
initially published on Monday 20 June 2016 at 9.50PM, updated on 25 January 2017 at 7.30PM
A press release from Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organisor of the Tour de France, announced tonight that the city of Copenhagen in Denmark became a candidate to receive the Grand Départ of the Tour, with a 3 days long programme.
Nothing's sure about whether this will become reality, but A.S.O. never before sent a press release about a candidate without making it happen in the end!
The city of Copenhagen thus officially became a candidate, to organise the Grand Départ of the Tour de France somewhere between 2019 and 2021, in collaboration with its surrounding islands.
As predicted, the intermediate mountains (Vosges, Jura and Massif Central) are honoured, just like the Alps which see double with a first visit in Chambéry, followed by a transfer and a descente towards the Pyrenees followed by transition stages back to the Alps. The Tour will still end in Paris, but we'll get to know who's the winner of this 104th edition of the Grande Boucle in Marseille, since that's where the time trial the day before ...
article initially published on 23 September at 8.10AM, updated on 25 September at 10.36PM, on 27 September at 7.34AM, 8.20AM and 9.58PM, on 28 September at 7.45AM and at 2.15PM, on 4 October at 10.25PM, on 5 October at 8.55AM, on 6 October at 10.40AM, on 7 October at 12.15PM, on 11 October at 10.05PM, on 13 October at 10.10PM, on 14 October at 9.25AM, on 15 October at 12.45PM, on 16 October at 2.30PM and on 17 October at 9.47AM and at 7.43PM
While the official presentation will only take place on 18 October in the "Palais des Congrès" in Paris, you are used to find here early September the first rumours about the race route of the Tour de France to come, in this case the Tour de France 2017 which will take place from Saturday 1st of July till Sunday 23 July 2017. This year this article has been publish ...> Read the whole story | 580 comments | shown 134548x
Tomorrow the Tour de France 2016, 103rd edition of the Grande Boucle, will start at the foot of the Mont-Saint-Michel, in the Manche department which organises the Grand Départ this year.
198 riders will be at the start of the race and in this article you'll find all of them, with their bib numbers so you can identify them in the race.
Here's the list of participating riders for the Tour de France 2016, from Chris Froome to Florian Vachon, from the youngest rider of the Tour (the Norwegian Sondre Holst Enger, 22 years old) up to Matteo Tossato, who, at 42 years old, will participate in a Grand Tour for the 34th time, via the 32 riders who will participate, just like Sondre Holst Enger, in the Tour de France f ...