2019 Tour de France Official Race Guide

Published by Lyn on 9 May 2019

The Official Tour de France guide ALWAYS SELLS OUT. It has all the info that you need to plan your Tour de France trip, including stage times and maps. Here is where to get it.

Tour de france guide 2019

The Official 2019 Tour de France race guide is now available to order online.

This guide ALWAYS sells out so please order it early. 

Non-UK readers
* The link above is from the UK publisher.
Please note that reader feedback suggests that some of the versions below (published in other countries by local publishers on contract) were not as comprehensive as the UK English-language version that we use. To guarantee ALL the info to help planning, it may be best to ask a friend in the UK (if you have one) to send you a UK copy from the links above. 
* For Australia and New Zealand see here for the Australian version.   
* For the US, see here. Please note the caveat about non-UK versions. Reader feedback from 2019 suggests the US edition does NOT have each stage maps and is more of a souvenir than a useful trip-planning tool. 
* For Canada see here
* The original French-language version is released in France and is made available at newsagents and tabacs (corner stores).

We find the UK version of the guide invaluable when planning our trips to watch the Tour de France. It's got maps of every stage, plus full team and stage profiles, as well as stage start and end times (they are particularly useful to have in one place both when planning and on the day).

Where to get it ....

There is a 'standard' edition and a 'premium' edition.

The 2019 'premium' edition costs £15.99 and includes:

Official 220-page race guide
- The official road map
- 68-page book looking back at the 1989 Tour de France
- Official Tour de France wallchart
- Limited-edition postcards

EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS IN PREMIUM EDITION:
- A magazine examining Tour riders' training secrets
- Special edition Tour socks

The 2019 'standard' edition is £10.99 and includes:

Official 220-page race guide
- The official road map
- 68-page book looking back at the 1989 Tour de France
- Official Tour de France wallchart
- Limited-edition postcards

Note: Pre-orders will be dispatched after publication on May 24.

Why get it?

We wouldn't go to watch a Tour de France stage without it.

We get dozens of emails every day asking for information about following the Tour de France – I always tell them to get a copy of the official race programme to make planning easier.

This guide has lots of info that can help you plan your trip. While it is published too early to include road closure information (see this page for that), having all the stage information in one place is really handy. It basically replicates the official TDF website but in a much more easily digestible format and in much more detail.  

Each stage is profiled with a map that helps you put key cols and stage towns ito perspective, and to see clearly where access road may be. The pullout map then gives a full overview of how the stages interact.

This guide SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR, often weeks before the Tour. If you are thinking of watching the Tour de France in person, you should order a copy early. 

Here are the links again ...

Official 2019 Tour de France Race Guide Standard Edition

Official 2019 Tour de France Race Guide – Premium edition

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