Tour De France News

Yorkshire picks up Tour de France mantel

Yorkshire picks up Tour de France mantel

22nd Jul 2013 Focus

As Chris Froome wakes up this morning, perhaps with a sore head, attention is already turning to the 101st edition of the Tour de France, which will begin next year in Yorkshire. The English county campaigned tirelessly for a number of years for the honour of hosting the Grand Départ, with hundreds of the world’s best cyclists expected to take their places on the starting line on July 5th next year.

Route confirmed for 100th Tour de France

Route confirmed for 100th Tour de France

24th Oct 2012 Press Release Travel Events News

Officials at the Tour de France have confirmed the 100th anniversary of the event will remain exclusively on French soil. Taking place from June 29th–July 21st 2013, the event will be a key staging post as the sport of cycling attempts to fight back from the Lance Armstrong scandal.

Contador courts controversy as Tour de France begins

Contador courts controversy as Tour de France begins

2nd Jul 2011 Tourism News

Defending champion Alberto Contador has continued to court controversy as the annual Tour De France begins. Competing while under investigation for alleged doping, Contador argued it would be “completely ridiculous” to allow him to compete and later strip him of a potential title.