Tagged: Tour de France

All my posts that mention the Tour de France in some way.

Tour de France Champs Elysees Stage Photos 2018

Tour de France Champs Elysees Stage Photos 2018

I managed to get myself over to Paris to watch the final stage of the Tour de France for the first time. Definitely one of my cycling bucket list activities and something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I ended up taking photos on the Rue de Rivoli between Norwegian corner and the 1km to go barrier – then scurried off to the Champs...

Laurent Fignon 1989 Time Trial Paris Tour de France

The French Tour de France Yellow Jersey Problem

The Yellow Jersey is the pinnacle of cycling, the well-known symbol that transcends from cycling fans to everyone else. Starting life as an excellent marketing gimmick in 1919 by founder of Le Tour, Henri Desgrange, the yellow jersey became something to aspire to as leader of the most famous race in cycling. All of France celebrated victories, but in the last 30 years they’ve proved...

Flashback to the 1999 Tour de France

The 1999 Tour de France was labelled ‘the Tour of Renewal’ in reaction to the Festina Affair the year before. The 1999 Tour was supposed to be a new start after that doping scandal, however, the Tour de France was about to embark on a fresh decade of doping controversy. 1993 World Champion Lance Armstrong was returning to the grandest stage of all after his...

Three Brothers Jerome Simon Regis Simon Pascal Simon

The Tour de France Brothers – The Simons

The Tour de France has seen plenty of family connections over the years. You don’t have to go too far back to find the Schleck brothers, or 2017 polka dot jersey wearer Taylor Phinney and his father Davis who won stages in the late 1980s. I covered some of the generational professional cyclists who kept up the family business before, but in this post I’m...

tour de france podium 2017

9 Things We Learned from the 2017 Tour de France

Another year, another Tour de France is in the books. Chris Froome secured his 4th victory, Michael Matthews netted his first Green Jersey, Warren Barguil successfully got the Polka Dots and Simon Yates matched his brother Adam in getting a White Jersey. Across the 3 weeks of the race, we learned a few things – some serious, some less so. 1 – Quintana needs a...

London to Paris Champs Elysees

Champs Élysées

To most people the Champs Elysees is a premium priced shopping street. With a very wide road in the middle of it and evenly spaced trees lining the edges. To anyone with a bike however it is the iconic finish of the Tour de France. Champs Elysees Every year since 1975, the Tour de France has finished on the wide boulevard of the Champs Élysées. The...