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Tour de France accommodation

Need cycling accommodation for the Tour de France? Then this page is for you.

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Tour de France cycling holidays + Etape du Tour support packages

Want to ride the Tour de France route before the peloton? Or tackle the Etape du Tour? Here are some cycling holidays based around the Tour de France.

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Watching the Tour de France in person

Our spectator's guide to watching the Tour de France in France

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Tour de France bike hire

If you're looking to hire a bike to ride a stage of the Tour de France or or Etape du Tour, it pays to get organised and book ahead.

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Tour de France road closures

Some of the most common questions I get asked in the lead up to the Tour de France are about road closures. Here's what you need to know.

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10 top tips for watching the Tour de France in Paris

Plan on watching the Tour de France in Paris? Here are 10 things you should know to help you plan your big day.

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2018 Tour de France route

This year will be the 105th edition of the world's biggest and cheapest spectator event. Here's where the 2018 Tour de France will take us.

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A Beginner's Guide to the Tour de France

Here are the answers to those simple questions you're too shy to ask as you await the arrival of the peloton.

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Book review: Le Tour: Race Log

Guest reivewer Julia Stagg checks out Le Tour: Race Log by Claire Beaumont and Neil Stevens.

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Tour de France photography tips

Professional photographer Ian Jackson has these tips to help you capture the excitement of the Tour de France.

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Cycling Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France

The plan was simple enough: to cycle stages 1 and 2 of the 2016 Tour de France route at our own pace. What could possibly go wrong?

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The Tour de France Yellow Jersey

Chris Sidwells explains the birth of the Tour's famous Yellow Jersey, as well as the origins of 'the Hell of the North'

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Greg LeMond: The Making of a Tour de France Champion

Richard Moore writes of how a young Greg LeMond nurtured his dream of winning the Tour de France

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Cycling Alpe d'Huez

It's one of the Tour de France's most celebrated climbs – Arnout Brokking has this first-hand account of taking on Alpe d'Huez

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How the Tour de France started

Chris Sidwells describes how the Tour de France started.

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Book review: The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton

Julia Stagg critiques The Secret Race, the autobiography of Tyler Hamilton – the first cyclist to so publicly point the finger at Lance Armstrong

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The 1986 Tour de France: LeMond v Hinault

Richard Moore says it was LeMond who did the dirty on Hinault during the 1986 Tour de France

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Take our Tour de France Quiz

Think you know everything about the Tour de France? Then test your knowledge by taking our 20-question Tour de France quiz.

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The Tour de France goes into the mountains

Chris Sidwells writes about the recce that resulted in the Tour de France heading into the Pyrenées for the very first time

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The 1910 Tour de France: Taking on the Pyrenées

Chris Sidwells writes about the Tour de France's first foray into the Pyrenées, in 1910, and the debut of the 'broom wagon'

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The first-ever Tour de France

Chris Sidwells says the first Tour de France riders in 1903 were racing the unknown for almost 2,500km

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Book review: My Time by Bradley Wiggins

Julia Stagg has lots of good things to say about the new autobiography of 2012 Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins.

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Book review: Inside the Peloton by Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche dishes the dirt on life in the peloton in this honest and engaging read.

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2017 Tour de France route

It's the biggest annual spectator event in the world. Here's where the 2017 Tour de France will go.

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Riding the Étape du Tour - What you need to know

The Étape du Tour is arguably the most famous mass participation bike ride in the world. Here’s what you need to know about riding it.

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Wild camping in the Pyrenees during the Tour de France

Reader Q&A: Derek emailed to ask about wild camping in the Pyrenees during the Tour de France.

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Chris Froome and cycling in Africa

One year on from Kenyan-born Chris Froome’s Tour de France victory, we look at the impact his win has had on the cycling industry in southern Africa.

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The Tour de France in Numbers

A mobile village of 4,500 people following 22 teams of 9 cyclists covering more than 3,000km – it must be the Tour de France

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Betting on the Tour de France

It's the most biggest cycling event in the world – it's also an increasingly popular event for punters.

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Must-Read Tour de France Books

There have been some cracking books written about the Tour de France, says Lynette Eyb. Here's where to start

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2016 Tour de France route

The first three stages of the 2016 Tour de France have been announced and it's a northern treat for Tour followers. Here is the full route.

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2016 Tour de France, Stage 1 - Mont St-Michel to Utah Beach

Map and accommodation for Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France from Mont St-Michel to Utah Beach.

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Official Tour de France Race Guide out now

Following the Tour de France? Then you will need to get your hands on this official Race Guide.

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2016 Tour de France, Stage 2 - Saint-Lô to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Map and accommodation for Stage 2 of the 2016 Tour de France from Saint-Lô to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin.

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Ned Boulting: ITV's Tour de France correspondent

ITV's Ned Boulting chats to us about the Tour de France, cycling, and urinating (not all in the same breath, but almost)

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Roger Dunne: Watching the TdF Changed My Life

Former semi-professional cyclist Roger Dunne says watching the Tour de France changed the course of his life

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Tour de France 2016 programme and souvenir pack

Here's how to get your hands on the official 2016 Tour de France souvenir pack and program.

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Book review: How I Won the Yellow Jumper by Ned Boulting

Ned Boulting's How I Won the Yellow Jumper is an entertaining insight into life on the road with the Tour de France

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Riding the Tour de France for charity

Guest blogger Robin Weston first rode the Tour de France route in 2006. In September he will tackle the 2011 route

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Book review: A Race for Madmen

Chris Sidwells has produced an accessible and lively history of the Tour de France

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Cycling Mont Ventoux

It's claimed lives and livelihoods, broken hearts and shattered dreams – Max Wooldridge has this overview of climbing Ventoux.

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Book review: Book de Tour by Greig Leach

Greig Leich's Book de Tour is a detailed artist's impression of every stage of the 2014 Tour de France. Julia Stagg has this review.

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2018 Tour de France Stage 10 and 2018 Étape du Tour

Stage 10 of the 2018 Tour de France doubles as the 2018 Etape du Tour route. Here is the full route plus GPX file.

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Book reviews: Tour de France 100th anniversary books

Two coffee table books have been released to celebrate the 100th edition of the Tour de France in 2013. We compare them

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Hubert Opperman's 1930 Tour de France Photos

In the wake of Cadel Evans' Tour de France win, we look at the rare Tour photos that once belonged to Australia's first cycling hero

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Book review: The Climb, by Chris Froome

Julia Stagg says there are no shades of grey after reading Chris Froome's autobiography, The Climb.

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Australians at the Tour de France

With Cadel Evans' win at the 2011 Tour de France, I thought I'd indulge in a little history of Australians in the Tour de France

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Tour de France Poster Art

Need something cool for that space on your wall? Check out this range of cycling poster art based on the Tour de France

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Cycling the Paris-Roubaix

Gerry Patterson rides the Paris-Roubaix, the most treacherous of the Spring Classics leading up to the Tour de France

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Climbing Col de la Croix de Fer

Col de la Croix de Fer in the Rhône-Alpes is one of the legends of the Tour de France. Steven Herrick has this first-hand account of climbing it.

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