Published by Lyn on 9 May 2017
Following the 2017 Tour de France? Then you will need to get your hands on the official 2017 Race Guide before it sells out.
Want to know where to watch the Tour de France? Then official Tour de France race programme is the place to go. It's got maps of every stage, plus full team and stage profiles, as well as stage start and end times.
Where to get it
(Note these links are for people having it posted out to the UK. If you are not in the UK, there are corresponding editions published in every major cycling market).
The 'standard' edition includes:
- Official 220-page guide
- Fold-out route map
- 68-page TDF history
- 3 TdF prints
- Tour de France wallchart
The 'premium' edition also includes:
- Plus a 36-page Chris Froome special
- And Exclusive Tour Socks
Why get it?
We wouldn't go to watch a TdF stage without it.
Every year I get HUNDREDS of enquiries from people planning trips to the TdF and I ALWAYS tells them to get a copy of the official programme. It's got everything you need in one place.
The stage maps help to hone in on key cols and stage towns and – importantly for anyone following the race in person – there's an excellent pullout map that gives an overview of how the stages interact so you can plan your trip, pick the best vantage points and take advantage of local access roads.
This guide SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.
If you want a copy, you should order one as soon as possible to ensure you get your hands on one in plenty of time to plan your trip.