The three-week-long, 3,500km, 198-rider, millions-of-roadside-spectators beast that is the Tour route? Just two people create the entire
2017 Tour to begin with Dusseldorf TT
A 13km race against the clock will start the 2017 edition of the race.
Paolini admits cocaine use, sleeping pill abuse
Luca Paolini blames an addiction to sleeping pills for his use of cocaine, for which he tested positive during the Tour de France
2017 Tour to start in Germany
ASO announces Düsseldorf will host the grand depart of the 2017 edition of the Tour, marking the first German start since 1987.
Vaughters: ASO a 'playground bully’
The Tour de France is a formidable weapon in ASO's power struggle with the UCI and its WorldTeams, says Cannondale boss Jonathan Vaughters.
Uniquely vulnerable: The Tour and terrorism
A security expert says the Tour de France is almost impossible to secure, raising concerns after the Paris terrorist attacks.
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Tour de France policeman in 'miracle' recovery
Jérôme Cotto was hit by a runaway motorcycle during stage 10 of this year's Tour, leaving him close to death.
'Just a matter of time' for Quintana
Movistar coach is confident that a yellow jersey is in Quintana's future as the Colombian anticipates steady improvement ahead.
Finally: Germany votes to host Tour
Dusseldorf votes to bid to host the Tour's 2017 start, but doubts linger that the event would be worthwhile, and that's a pity.
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Photographs From Inside The Tour de France
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