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Race Predictions for the 2017 Tour de France - Bicycling

It's the last week of June, so it's time once again for our annual look at how oddsmakers are handicapping the 2017 Tour de France. Pundits will pundit, of course (including here at Bicycling), but as the past year has shown, well, we pundits sometimes ...and more »

Marcel Kittel powers to Tour de France stage two victory as Geraint Thomas retains yellow - Cycling Weekly

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step) took the spoils in the first battle of the sprinters on stage two of the Tour de France, powering ahead of his rivals in the finish to Liège in dominant style. >>> Five talking points from stage two of the Tour de France. The ...and more »

Quick guide to the Tour de France - The Hindu

The Tour de France is cycling's premier stage race. Founded in 1903 by L'Auto editor Henri Desgrange as a means of increasing the newspaper's sales, the Tour is the biggest annual sporting event in the world, drawing more live spectators than even the ...and more »

Frenchman Gesbert gets 2017 Tour de France underway - New Straits Times Online

Fans cheer near the finish line during a 14 km individual time-trial, the first stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 1, 2017 in and around Dusseldorf, Germany. AFP PHOTO. By AFP - July 1, 2017 @ 9:51pm. DÜSSELDORF ...and more »

Peter Sagan storms to Tour de France stage three victory as Thomas keeps lead - Cycling Weekly

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) powered his way to a stage three victory at the Tour de France despite one of his feet unclipping from the pedals as he launched his sprint to the line. A relatively straightforward day ended in a high stakes shoot-out that ...and more »

Tour de France 2017: How cycling with the pros in Dusseldorf got a bike rookie hooked - The Independent

I realised I was out of my depth as soon as I arrived in the lobby of my central Dusseldorf hotel. Standing out from the buzzy melée of bearded hot-deskers and minibreaking couples was a tall, athletic-looking bloke with a cycle helmet in one hand and ...and more »

Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France 2017 stage one time trial to wear yellow jersey - Cycling Weekly

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) won the opening time trial stage of the 2017 Tour de France, conquering the treacherously wet roads of Düsseldorf, Germany, on Saturday. It's the Welshman's first Grand Tour stage victory, and he will wear the coveted yellow ...and more »

Tour de France: Dan Martin gearing up for tough third stage - Irish Times

Both Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing Team) and Dan Martin (QuickStep Floors) finished in the main bunch on stage two of the Tour de France on Sunday, crossing the line in the same time as the stage winner, Martin's teammate Marcel Kittel. A bunch sprint was ...and more »

Tour de France interactive map: See where the yellow jersey will be won and lost - Daily Mail

Chris Froome's path to a third successive Tour de France title will not be straightforward but it can be seen in great detail for the first time with a unique interactive map. Routes for all 21 stages of the 2017 Tour can be explored in depth on the ...and more »

The greatest threat to Chris Froome's reign at the Tour de France is an ex-teammate, a soft-spoken Tasmanian who's ... - Business Insider

Porte versus Froome chief Tour de France rivals Richie Porte and Chris Froome were once the closest of teammates; now they're chief rivals. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images. DÜSSELDORF, Germany — With the 104th Tour de France now underway, people are ...and more »