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Lanterne Rouge, by Max Leonard

A history of the Tour de France from the perspective of the last man home, the lanterne rouge.

Lanterne Rouge, by Max Leonard

A history of the Tour de France from the perspective of the last man home, the lanterne rouge.

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100 Tours, 100 Tales, by Suze Clemitson

A rich repository of Tour de France legend and lore, told with a personal twist.

100 Tours, 100 Tales, by Suze Clemitson

A rich repository of Tour de France legend and lore, told with a personal twist.

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Notes from the France Desk, Wildcard Edition

The ASO released its wildcard invitations to Paris-Nice, the Critérium Dauphiné, and the Tour de France this week. Big winners? Bretagne-Séché and IAM Cycling.

Notes from the France Desk, Wildcard Edition

The ASO released its wildcard invitations to Paris-Nice, the Critérium Dauphiné, and the Tour de France this week. Big winners? Bretagne-Séché and IAM Cycling.

Rouleur Centenary Tour de France

The 2013 Tour as seen by some of Rouleur's contributors.

Love/hate the 2014 Tour de France

Well the TdF route will get dissected in a thousand ways in the coming days. I'll leave the heavy lifting for the ones who are keen on calculating the numbers of meters ascended vs. the kilometres...

Tour de France Presentation LIVE

The Big Reveal. Time to start planning your July 2014 vacation as the ASO present their route for the Tour de France.

Tour de France Route wishlist

Just as the season is winding down, a little spark of anticipation is lit in our season-fatigued minds as the routes for the next years Grand Tours are revealed. The Giro went first and soon it's...

Interview: Giles Belbin

Mountain Kings author Giles Belbin pops into the Café to talk about the mountains of the Tour de France and the men who made them famous.

Interview: Richard Moore

Richard Moore pops into the Café again, this time to talk about this recent grande boucle book, Tour de France 100.

King Cav has fallen, Long live King Kittel!

The Tour de France got exactly the finish it had hoped for. The three big name sprinters André Greipel, Marcel Kittel and Mark Cavendish went head to head in the final sprint in a fight to...

Le Tour Stage 21 Preview: A Twilight Crit In Paris

The racing is over, save the battle for the most revered sprint stage of them all. And what a stage it will be with ten circuits on the Champs Élysées under the lights.

Quintana at last!

Colombian Nairo Quintana took the grand slam on stage 20 of the Tour de France as he won the big mountainstage, advanced to second place overall and took the climbers jersey as well. Chris Froome...

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Le Tour Stage 20 Preview: Last Chance Saloon

The battle to win the Tour may be over, but there will be plenty of fighting over lower positions and the climber's classification on the final summit finish of the Tour.

Rui Costa wins again in the Alps

On the hardest day on paper of this race the GC riders took a half day off allowing a massive break roll off on the first climb of the day, the HC Col de Glandon. Most aggressive in the break were...

Three stars on Double Alpe day

An Alpe d'Huez day in the Tour never disappoints and today was no exception.

Le Tour Stage 19 Preview: Opportunities Abound

The second to last day in the Alpes, and opportunities to take time out of Chris Froome and other podium hopefuls are dwindling. With only a short descent to the finish, we might see some fiery racing on the Col de la Croix Fry.

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