Tour de France China Criterium : The Tour de France in...

Wednesday, March 22nd

When the passion for cycling is expressed, the Tour de France responds. With nearly 450 million bicycles, China is the world's leading bicycle power! While none of these riders' names appear in the... Read more

The Tour de France Dictation : 5,000 pupils ready to...

Thursday, March 23rd

“The champions of our childhood are the champions for our lives”. This phrase that Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme likes to reiterate will take on extra meaning this Friday March... Read more

Roger Pingeon —the wader takes flight

Tuesday, March 21st

Roger Pingeon, the winner of the 1967 Tour de France, passed away at the age of 76 in the early hours of Sunday. He will be remembered as a rider with a great sense of panache. Read more

2018 Tour to start on Passage du Gois

Tuesday, February 28th

The peloton has already got a taste of the mysterious Passage du Bois, which has so far remained above the waves while the Tour de France rides over it. The opening stage of the 2011 edition... Read more

Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2018: The Vendée and...

Sunday, February 12th

The departments in the Pays de la Loire region hosted the Tour de France's cyclists on its very first edition. Indeed, it was via the department of the Vendée that the pack entered the region in... Read more

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The way to History

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In what order? Should we start by the Alps or by the Pyrenees? At this period of the year, the questions often concern the way the course of the next Grande Boucle rotates. The Tour actually only respects one direction: its destiny and its vocation is to go in the way of History.

The Grand Départ that will be held in Düsseldorf gives us, precisely, an opportunity to look back at the itinerary chosen by the Tour de France on which generations of riders expressed themselves. It indeed took a vision and a sparkling inspiration for Jacques Goddet and Félix Lévitan to decide to take the champions to the foot of the Berlin Wall in 1987. Jean-Marie Leblanc's message was just as powerful when he decided the Tour would be launched from London in 2007. Midway, it was in Rouen, at the heart of the city of a hundred bell towers, the town of Jacques Anquetil, that the riders gathered together at the start in 1997. Must we remind that for this return to Germany, we will in our very own way be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Rome Treaty in 1957?

Of course, we will certainly not neglect the “little story”: that of our jerseys and of our champions, that of our flabbergasting sprints and of our battles to the summits. In that domain, the mountains of the country will be tackled with the ambition to offer opportunities to the audacious. For the first time since 1992, the five main mountain ranges of France will be visited by the 2017 Tour, in an order that changes with usual habits. We will certainly not offend the glorious Col Izoard where a stage will finish for the very first time, or the demanding road the peloton will take on between Pau and Peyragudes, by mentioning that the toughest mountain stage of this edition will probably take place in the Jura, at the end of the first week! Extreme climbs will be offered to the riders and there will be enough of them to be exploited. It's up to them to write history...

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