• My View My View
  • Following Following
  • Saved Saved

Vingegaard and Pogacar in close thriller as motorbikes spoil stage

  • Medium Text

Tour de France

Sign up here.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. New Tab , opens new tab

Reuters logo

Sports Chevron

Mets rally late to beat phillies, split london series.

Pete Alonso was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning as the New York Mets took advantage of an erratic outing from closer Jose Alvarado to edge the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Sunday in London.

French Open

Motorbikes and falls - Tour de France talking points after week two

Saint-Gervais (France) (AFP) – Mass falls, wayward motorbikes, mountainside hordes and the unrelenting duel for supremacy between Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar all marked the Tour de France's second week.

Issued on: 16/07/2023 - 21:12

With Pogacar trailing Vingegaard by just 10 seconds, AFP Sport takes a look at the main talking points after a pulsating week of action in the world's greatest bike race.

The dangers of cycling

Although he crashed out of the Tour de France in such agonising fashion last week, British sprinter Mark Cavendish waited several days before making his first public comments about his broken collarbone and broken dreams, saying his fall on stage eight was "part of the beauty and brutality of cycling".

With the death of Gino Maeder during June's Tour de Suisse fresh in the memories of professional cyclists, Saturday's stage 14 as the Tour de France climbed and descended a string of Alps, had more than a few riders taking a deep breath.

On the day, rain, which made even flat roads treacherous, was the main culprit, as five riders said goodbye to the Tour with broken bones or concussion.

Young gun Carlos Rodriguez won the stage with a flying downhill finale.

"My BMX past gave me the win today. My descending skills are one of my strong points," said the 22-year-old.

On Sunday, a spectator stepped into the road and took out half the peloton. Those caught up were all able to remount, albeit shaken.

Race leader Jonas Vingegaard was asked about the risks of high-speed downhill finishes.

"It's as dangerous as you make it. If you go too hard it's dangerous, if you don't, it's not," he said.

The final word goes to Maeder's teammate Pello Bilbao.

"I was afraid of course on some of the downhill sections," Bilbao said after winning the hot and hilly stage 10. "But Gino's death has changed me, not just in cycling but in all aspects of my life."

"In the end I realised you cannot live in fear. This realisation has changed the way I live."

Six seconds

Pogacar's late attack on Vingegaard in the mountains on stage 14 was foiled by a motorbike carrying a photographer that failed to match the acceleration and blocked a path already narrowed by hordes of fans at absolute fever-pitch.

At stake were six seconds, three more for one rider, three less for the other.

Pogacar was the loser but refused to criticise.

"It is what it is," he said. "The guy couldn't move because of the fans."

Vingegaard said he did not know if the motorbike had changed anything.

"Talking about what might have been is useless," he said.

The photographer offered a full apology.

"I cannot defend the indefensible, I should have moved forward."

Others have noted the lack of policemen on the climbs and the lack of barriers on the final 500m when the stakes are highest.

The motorbike moment could prove a defining moment of the Tour if the two leaders arrive in Paris still separated by a handful of seconds.

The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore.

  • MAGAZINE OFFERS
  • BIKE INSURANCE
  • Best Products
  • Maintenance
  • Accessories
  • Long-Term Reviews
  • BikeRadar Podcast
  • First Look Friday
  • Bike of the Week
  • Tech Features
  • Routes and Rides
  • Bike Galleries
  • BikeRadar Bargains
  • Buyer's Guides
  • Fitness & Training
  • Sizing & Fit
  • Mountain Biking UK
  • Cycling Plus
  • Bike of the Year 2024

Tour de France bikes 2023: who’s riding what?

All the bikes and tech on display at the 2023 Tour De France

Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Paul Norman

The 2023 Tour de France covers 3,404km (2,115 miles) over its 21 stages. That’s 54km more than last year’s Tour.

However, the bigger news is that time trial kilometres are down from two time trials totalling 53km last year (including the Prologue) to just one at 22.4km this year. It finishes at 974m in altitude and has a 2.5km Cat 2 climb to the finish, with an average 9.4 per cent gradient.

For several years, there's been an individual time trial on the penultimate stage, but this year, it’s on the Tuesday of the final week.

Given how a time trial can upset the final result, as in the 2023 Giro d’Italia, or cement it, as in last year’s Tour, it’s a surprising move.

That means the teams’ road bikes are increasingly to the fore. As usual, there’s some very flashy tech on show and we can expect more to be announced in the run-up to the Grand Départ and probably to be unearthed by the sharp-eyed as the race proceeds.

Read on for a complete list of the bikes in this year’s Tour de France, along with the kit they’re fitted with, and our pick of some of the new bikes and tech to keep an eye out for at the 2023 Tour de France .

Also check out our guide to prize money in this year's race, our explainer on leaders jerseys , a comprehensive Tour de France jargon buster and our round-up of how to watch the Tour , wherever you are in the world.

Tour de France 2023 bike brands

drivetrain on Simon Clarke's Factor O2 VAM.

The 2023 Tour de France peloton is made up of 22 teams of eight, 176 riders in total. The 18 WorldTour squads receive an automatic invitation to compete, while four second-tier Pro Continental teams get a wildcard invitation. Between them, 19 bike brands are represented.

That’s two up on last year’s Tour, although the majority of brands are the same as in last year’s race. Even Ridley and Factor, who saw their teams demoted to the UCI’s second division, are back this year thanks to wildcard invitations for Lotto-Dstny and Israel-Premier Tech respectively.

New bike brands this year are Bianchi, Look and Dare, while out this year is De Rosa. Specialized continues to sponsor three teams, as in 2022, but Canyon is down from three to two.

Bianchi Oltre RC

Bianchi was absent last year, but is back with Arkéa-Samsic. It had its first race win back in 1899 and its bikes were ridden by Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi and Marco Pantani as well as a who’s who of other top-drawer racers, so it’s a prestigious return for the brand. On the other hand, De Rosa is an equally famous name from cycling’s past that has departed the Tour.

Bike brands represented at the 2023 Tour de France:

  • Bianchi : Team Arkéa-Samsic
  • BMC : AG2R Citroën Team
  • Cannondale : EF Education-EasyPost
  • Canyon : Alpecin-Deceuninck, Movistar Team
  • Cervélo : Jumbo-Visma
  • Colnago : UAE Team Emirates
  • Cube : Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
  • Dare : Uno-X Pro Cycling
  • Factor : Israel-Premier Tech
  • Giant : Team Jayco-AlUla
  • Lapierre : Groupama-FDJ
  • Look : Cofidis
  • Merida : Bahrain Victorious
  • Pinarello : Ineos Grenadiers
  • Ridley : Lotto-Dstny
  • Scott : Team DSM-Firmenich
  • Specialized : Bora-Hansgrohe, Soudal-QuickStep, TotalEnergies
  • Trek : Lidl-Trek
  • Wilier Triestina : Astana-Qazaqstan

Read on for more details of each team’s bikes, wheels and other kit.

What’s new in Tour de France tech?

New bike launches.

Colnago V4Rs Dura-Ace Di2

Since last year’s Tour, the Colnago Prototipo ridden to second place by Tadej Pogačar has finally become the Colnago V4Rs and been released for us to review – and anyone with deep enough pockets to buy.

Look Blade 795 RS.

Rather like the Colnago, the new Look 795 Blade RS ridden by Team Cofidis has been in plain sight for months, but was only officially launched earlier in June.

Its profile is similar to many other pro bikes with front-end integration, aero tubes and dropped seatstays, but is a departure from Look’s previous pro-level race bikes.

As per the usual playbook, Look says the new bike is stiffer and more aero.

Race tech gallery from the 2023 Paris-Roubaix, 09.04.23, Compiégne, France - Alpecin-Deceuninck - Mathieu van Der Poel

There are more subtle changes to the Canyon Aeroad . Canyon has yet to announce details, but there are slight changes to the tube profiles and the seatpost clamp has moved from the rear of the seat tube to the top of the top tube.

EF Education Easypost's Cannondale SuperSix Evo Lab71 at Paris-Roubaix 2023

The changes to the Cannondale SuperSix EVO are equally small but significant, with the fourth generation of the bike lighter and more aero – and in LAB71 format significantly more expensive.

Other new bikes bubbling under include an update to the Factor O2 VAM , BMC's new aero road bike and a new Ridley bike , also aero.

One thing all these bikes have in common is there's not a cable or brake hose in sight. In part, that's down to all the groupsets ridden now having wireless connections between the shifters and the derailleurs.

It's also due to the brake hoses running exclusively internally. Since they're invariably hydraulic, there's no loss of braking efficiency, however sharp the bends and no matter how convoluted the routing becomes.

Tubeless wheels and tyres have mostly taken over

Continental GP5000 S TR tyre on a Zipp 353 NSW wheel

Almost all teams are now running tubeless tyres in place of the pros’ favourite tubulars. There are good reasons for this beyond the lack of potentially carcinogenic and addictive solvents in the tub cement (more of an issue for the team mechanics than the riders).

Matej Mohorič of Bahrain Victorious has claimed tubeless tech can lower rolling resistance by up to 15 watts per tyre. Paired with the latest aero wheel designs, that’s a huge margin.

You’re also less likely to need a wheel swap at a crucial point in the race, with sealant helping to cope with punctures, although unlike tubs you can’t ride a flat tyre to the finish or while waiting for the team car to give you a wheel swap.

28mm tyres are also increasingly taking over from 25mm, even on the smooth tarmac generally enjoyed on the Tour. Riders often sub in time trial tyres for road tyres, due to their lighter weight, although they in general offer less puncture protection than the best road bike tyres .

WilierCVNDSH-0031_1024x768

One team that has remained on tubs is Astana-Qazaqstan, although it’s in the process of swapping from Corima wheels that don’t offer a tubeless rim, to HED which does.

Component choices

SRAM Red AXS power meter crankset on a Movistar Team Canyon Aeroad CFR at the 2023 Giro d'Italia

As in previous years, Shimano dominates the teams’ drivetrain choices, with just three teams on SRAM (Jumbo-Visma, Movistar, Lidl-Trek) and one (AG2R-Citroën) on Campagnolo – one down on 2022 with the defection of UAE Team Emirates to Shimano at the beginning of 2023.

There's more on Campagnolo Super Record below, but an unlaunched update to SRAM Red AXS has been spotted. With SRAM focusing on the launch of its updated Force AXS groupset earlier in 2023, it seems likely that a new version of Red AXS will be announced sooner rather than later.

We've seen an increasing acceptance of single chainrings in races earlier in the season, such as Paris-Roubaix , and that may extend to flatter stages in the Tour, when the small chainring is little used.

Expect 2x setups to take over in the mountains again though, yet even there Primož Roglič showed that a single ring with a wide-range cassette was a winning option.

There’s more variation in wheels than drivetrains, with the aforementioned Corima and HED, as well as Reserve, Vision, DT Swiss, Roval, Newmen, Black Inc, ENVE, Bontrager, Zipp and Cadex all represented.

Campagnolo goes wireless

Super Record Wireless

Campagnolo is providing its Super Record groupset to just one team this year, AG2R Citroën. However, it has dispensed with wires, with the recent launch of the new Super Record Wireless groupset.

As with SRAM Red AXS , the consumer version of Super Record Wireless uses smaller chainrings paired to cassettes starting with a 10-tooth sprocket and rising to just 29 teeth as the largest sprocket option. However, the pros are likely to stick to closer ratios for all but the toughest stages.

There are a couple of interesting things to watch out for here: first, are all the riders using the latest Wireless groupset?

When Shimano Dura-Ace went 12-speed last year, there were still teams using the older 11-speed Dura-Ace long after the official launch, due in large part to the new groupset’s scarcity.

Will Campagnolo have got its manufacturing and distribution ducks in a row better than Shimano?

Wout van Aert's Cervelo Soloist at Paris-Roubaix 2023

Second, with SRAM Red AXS, there are a series of chainring options designed specifically for the pros, which are larger than the chainrings on the complete cranksets available for consumer purchase.

That’s partly because pros like to push larger gears at their elevated riding speeds (winner Jonas Vingegaard averaged over 42kph throughout the entire Tour last year).

It’s also because the chainline and the degree of curvature of the chain as it passes over the jockey wheels and cassette make small, but significant, differences in drivetrain friction. Therefore, riding in a larger sprocket nearer the middle of the cassette is an easy marginal gain. It’s also the reason why OSPW systems are used by the pros.

Will we see AG2R Citroën riders using larger chainrings, perhaps borrowed from the previous generation of Super Record, with Campagnolo Super Record Wireless at the Tour?

Tour de France 2023 bikes

All 18 WorldTour teams ride the Tour de France and every one of them gets the pick of the best bikes from their sponsors’ ranges. That includes all teams using 12-speed wireless/semi-wireless electronic groupsets on their road bikes and a choice of top-spec carbon wheels.

The invited Pro Continental teams (Israel-Premier Tech, Lotto-Dstny, TotalEnergies, Uno X) too are on top-spec bikes and equipment – there’s no second best here.

Read on for a breakdown of who’s riding what.

AG2R Citroën Team (ACT)

AG2R Citroen Team's BMC Teammachine at Paris-Roubaix 2023

  • Framesets: BMC Teammachine SLR01/Timemachine Road/Timemachine (TT)
  • Drivetrain: Campagnolo Super Record Wireless
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora WTO/WTO Ultra
  • Finishing kit: BMC, Power2Max, Look, Pirelli, Fizik, Elite, Wahoo

Alpecin-Deceuninck (ADC)

GettyImages-1258579071

  • Bikes: Canyon Ultimate CFR/Aeroad CFR/ Speedmax CFR Disc (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Shimano
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Shimano, Vittoria, Selle Italia, Elite, Wahoo

Astana-Qazaqstan (AST)

Wilier Filante Astana bike

  • Bikes: Wilier Triestina Filante SLR/0 SLR/Turbine (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace/SLF Motion jockey wheels and bottom bracket
  • Wheels: Corima/HED
  • Finishing kit: Wilier, Look, Vittoria, Prologo, Tacx, Garmin

Bahrain Victorious (TBV)

Bahrain Victorious Merida Scultura

  • Bikes: Merida Scultura Disc Team/Reacto Disc Team/Time Warp (TT)
  • Wheels: Vision Metron
  • Finishing kit: FSA/Vision, Continental, Prologo, Elite

Bora-Hansgrohe (BOH)

GettyImages-1258427851

  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7/Shiv (TT)
  • Wheels: Roval
  • Finishing kit: Roval, Specialized, Wahoo

Cofidis (COF)

Look 795 Blade RS

  • Bikes: Look 795 Blade RS/796 Monoblade RS (TT)
  • Wheels: Corima
  • Finishing kit: Look, SRM, Michelin, Selle Italia, Elite, Wahoo

EF Education-EasyPost (EFE)

Zoe Bäckstedt’s LAB71 SuperSix EVO

  • Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix EVO/SystemSix/SuperSlice (TT)
  • Finishing kit: FSA/Vision, Wahoo Speedplay, Vittoria, Prologo, FSA, Tacx, Wahoo

Groupama-FDJ (GFC)

Groupama-FDJ paint job for the Tour de France

  • Bikes: Lapierre Xelius SL 10.0/Aircode DRS/Aérostorm DRS (TT)
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace / PRO
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Continental, Prologo, Elite, Garmin

Ineos Grenadiers (IGD)

Pinarello Dogma F

  • Bikes: Pinarello Dogma F/Bolide (TT)
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace/Princeton Carbonworks
  • Finishing kit: MOST, Continental, Fizik, Elite, Garmin

Intermarché-Circus-Wanty (ICW)

Wanty Cube Litening

  • Bikes: Cube Litening C:68X Pro/Aerium (TT)
  • Wheels: Newmen Advanced SL
  • Finishing kit: Cube, Look, Continental, Prologo, Elite, CeramicSpeed, Bryton

Israel-Premier Tech (IPT)

Simon Clarke's Factor O2 VAM.

  • Bikes: Factor Ostro VAM / O2 VAM / Hanzo (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace/FSA chainset
  • Wheels: Black Inc
  • Finishing kit: Black Inc, Rotor, Maxxis, Selle Italia, CeramicSpeed, SwissStop, Elite, Hammerhead

Jumbo-Visma (TJV)

Strade-Bianche-fiets_2023-05-12-092833_povl

  • Bikes: Cervélo R5 Disc/S5/P5 (TT)
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Reserve 52/63
  • Finishing kit: Cervélo, Wahoo Speedplay, Vittoria, Fizik, Tacx, Garmin

Lidl-Trek (LTK)

Trek Madone team bike (Trek-Segafredo) with a 1x drivetrain at 2023 Paris-Roubaix

  • Bikes: Trek Émonda SLR/Madone SLR/Speed Concept (TT)
  • Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus
  • Finishing kit: Bontrager, Time, Pirelli, Wahoo

Lotto-Dstny (LTD)

Lotto Dstny Ridley bike 2023

  • Bikes: Ridley Noah Fast Disc/Helium SLX Disc/Dean Fast (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace/Cema bearings
  • Wheels: DT Swiss
  • Finishing kit: Deda, 4iiii, Vittoria, Selle Italia, Tacx, Garmin

Movistar Team (MOV)

Einer Rubio's Movistar Team Canyon Aeroad CFR at the 2023 Giro d'Italia

  • Bikes: Canyon Aeroad CFR/Speedmax CF SLX (TT)
  • Wheels: Zipp
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Look, Continental, Fizik, Lizard Skins, Garmin

Soudal-QuickStep (SOQ)

Soudal-QuickStep S-Works Tarmac SL7

  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7/Roubaix/Shiv (TT)
  • Finishing kit: Roval, Specialized, CeramicSpeed, Tacx, Supercaz, Garmin

Team Arkéa-Samsic (ARK)

Arkéa-Samsic's Bianchi Oltre RC WorldTour team bike for 2023

  • Bikes: Bianchi Specialissima/Oltre RC/Aquila (TT)
  • Finishing kit: Bianchi, Continental, Selle Italia, Elite, Wahoo

Team DSM-Firmenich (DSM)

Team DSM Scott Foil RC

  • Bikes: Scott Foil RC/Plasma 5 (TT)
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Finishing kit: Syncros, Vittoria, Elite, Wahoo

Team Jayco-AlUla (JAY)

Team Jayco-AlUla rides Giant bikes with wheels from Giant's Cadex performance brand.

  • Bikes: Giant Propel Advanced Disc/TCR Advanced SL Disc/Trinity Advanced Pro (TT)
  • Wheels: Cadex 36, 42, 65
  • Finishing kit: Cadex, Giant

TotalEnergies (TEN)

TotalEnergies is one of three teams riding the Tarmac SL7 at this year's Tour.

  • Finishing kit: Roval, Specialized, Tacx, Garmin

UAE Team Emirates (UAD)

Will Tadej Pogacar have recovered from injury?

  • Bikes: Colnago V4Rs/K.one (TT)
  • Wheels: ENVE
  • Finishing kit: Colnago, Look, Continental, Prologo, Elite, Wahoo

Uno-X Pro Cycling (UXT)

Uno X ride bikes from Norwegian brand Dare.

  • Bikes : Dare VSRu/TSRf (TT)
  • Finishing kit: Dare, Schwalbe, Pro, CeramicSpeed, Elite, Garmin

Share this article

motorbike tour de france

Deputy editor

motorbike tour de france

  • Terms & Conditions
  • Subscribe to our magazines
  • Manage preferences

The French Ride

Motorcycle Tours in France & Europe

Motorcycle tours in france & europe.

Get ready for a ride of a lifetime in one of our motorcycle tours in France and Europe. We organize your motorbike holidays on the best roads of Europe for an unforgettable motorcycle road trip!

Guided and self-guided motorcycle tours in France & Europe

The French Ride is specialized in guided and self-guided tours in France and Europe. Come ride with us with your own bike or with one of our motorbikes for rent .

motorbike tour de france

MOTORCYCLE WEEKENDS

FRANCE - ITALY - SWITZERLAND

Motorcycle Weekends

2 to 3 days.

Motorcycle weekends in France , Switzerland & Italy … Explore the best roads of the Alps for a few days!

motorbike tour de france

ROUTE NAPOLÉON

Route napoléon, 6 days / 5 nights.

Stunning motorcycle tour in South of France on the legendary Route Napoleon , Verdon Gorge & Vercors !

motorbike tour de france

ALPS & JURA : THE LAKES TOUR

FRANCE - SWITZERLAND

Alps & Jura : The Lakes Tour

Great tour from France to Switzerland with an unmissable stop in Annecy , Venice of the Alps …

motorbike tour de france

LEGENDARY ALPINE PASSES

Legendary passes of the alps.

Ride of a Lifetime on the best roads and passes of the Alps through France , Italy & Switzerland !

motorbike tour de france

BEST OF FRENCH ALPS

7 days / 6 nights.

Breathtaking ride on the best motorcycle roads in France and the highest mountain passes in the Alps and Europe !

motorbike tour de france

GORGES DU TARN & CÉVENNES

Gorges du tarn & cévennes.

Guided tour in South of France through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Causses and the Cévennes …

motorbike tour de france

ALSACE & JURA

Alsace & jura, 9 days / 8 nights.

Motorcycle tour on the best touring roads of the Jura Mountains & on the legendary Alsace Wine Route !

motorbike tour de france

BEST OF SOUTH OF FRANCE

Discover the best of Southern France on this stunning motorcycle tour from the Alps to the Mediterranean Sea !

motorbike tour de france

ROUTE DES GRANDES ALPES

FRANCE - MONACO

6 to 10 days

Ride across the French Alps from Lake Geneva to the French Riviera on the highest roads & passes in Europe !

motorbike tour de france

ALPS, TYROL & DOLOMITES

FRANCE - SWITZERLAND - ITALY - AUSTRIA

8 to 12 days

Enjoy our motorcycle tours in the Alps , Tyrol & Dolomites on the best driving roads in Europe !

From €1,005

motorbike tour de france

PYRENEES, AUVERGNE & SPAIN

FRANCE - BASQUE-COUNTRY - SPAIN - ANDORRA

Pyrenees, Auvergne & Spain

9 to 15 days.

From the Alps to the Atlantic Ocean , ride through the Auvergne Volcanoes Park , cross the Pyrenees and eat tapas in Spain !

motorbike tour de france

OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TOURS

FRANCE - ITALY

Off road adventure TOURs

6 to 7 days.

Off road motorcycle tours in France & Italy . Ride on the best military roads & highest mountain passes in the Alps !

From €1,190

motorbike tour de france

SCHEDULED TOURS - GUIDED

FRANCE - EUROPE

Scheduled Tours – Guided

6 to 12 days.

Guided motorcycle tours in France & Europe. Join one of our small group tours & ride the best driving roads in Europe !

From €1,223

Awesome experience and fantastic scenery.

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

Read more “Awesome Experience and Fantastic Scenery!”

Best European Vacation Ever

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

Read more “Best European Vacation Ever”

Balcony roads custom tour

review the french ride

Loic did a great job on our 2019 trip. We rode Harleys on the trip which was different from other trips The French Ride has done. Having done a few other trips like this around the world I find most tours want you to ride what they planned and have not listen to what I want from the ride. Loic did listen and gave us exactly what we wanted from the ride. I highly recommend The French Ride to Read more “Balcony roads custom tour”

Route des Grandes Alpes

the french ride reviews

The best roads, the best views, the best overnights, and a real challenge. Loic makes friends everywhere, is a great riding companion, was extremely patient with my broken French, et c’est un excellent pilote (and is an excellent rider)… Read more “Route des Grandes Alpes”

Ride of a Lifetime

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

Read more “Ride of a Lifetime”

Motorcycle tour in the Alps

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

We rented two Suzuki V-Stroms 650, they where perfect for our ride in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. The bikes came fully equipped with panniers, top cases, tank bags, rain gear and tomtom GPS at no additional cost! You can also choose to have a lower seat. The bikes are in tip top condition, no unpleasant surprises on the road. If you are looking to rent a motorcycle I highly recommend them! They are super professional and Read more “Motorcycle tour in the Alps”

Just Outstanding

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

Read more “Just Outstanding”

Adventure of a lifetime

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

The roads and scenery! Like how did Loïc (the owner) find these roads? They were incredible! Well he did tell me how he found the roads; he said that he loves to ride and had fully explored them. My friend just texted me “I’m impressed and proud of you Trevor. I followed your whole motorcycle mission on Instagram. You did something most people only dream or talk Read more “Adventure of a lifetime”

Fantastic Vacation

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

Loic laid out the best plans ever for my first motorcycle trip to Italy. The roads, the hotels, the food, the motorcycle, the whole itinerary was fabulous and exciting, can’t wait to do it Read more “Fantastic Vacation”

Awesome day trip in the Alps

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

Thank you for a brilliant day. Nice bikes, perfect to go to the twisty turns through the alps. Loic set us a great route on the free gps on the bike! It is really worth the Read more “Awesome day trip in the Alps”

Highly recommended

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

Amazing service, great communication and well maintained bikes. Highly Read more “Highly recommended”

Route des Grandes Alpes self-guided

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

We had a great time with my partner riding along the Alpes! The motorbikes are in fantastic condition and the tour was very smooth every step of the way. We highly recommend “The French Read more “Route des Grandes Alpes self-guided”

Fantastic Weekend Adventure

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

Read more “Fantastic Weekend Adventure”

Trip of a lifetime

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

Read more “Trip of a lifetime”

The ONLY way to tour France by bike

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

Read more “The ONLY way to tour France by bike”

An amazing experience

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

Read more “An amazing experience”

Truly a trip of a lifetime !

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

What an incredible experience, truly a trip of a lifetime for us. Everything from our first inquiry on booking the trip to being dropped off at the train station was superbly organized and the level of customer service made everything so easy… Oh and the beauty of your country and the Alps left us speechless! Thank Read more “Truly a trip of a lifetime !”

Excellent service

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

Loïc is a very knowledgeable and respectful guide, he provided excellent advice before, during and after our tour. We did a weekend tour around Annecy and had a wonderful time, enjoying the French specialities with amazing views, great hospitality, and unforgettable memories! Definitely recommend The French Ride and already planning our next Read more “Excellent service”

The best, I bet it !

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

Se querem pilotar uma moto em otimo estado de manutenção através dos alpes, esta empresa é excelente. O proprietário é muito profissional e atencioso. Nos proporcionou uma das melhores experiências em duas rodas que já tivemos! If you are looking for a great ride experience, this is the right place to go. The owner is very professional and has great motorcycles. You have my Read more “The best, I bet it !”

LIFE IS TOO SHORT !

reviews of the french ride motorcycle tours and motorcycle rental in the alps, france and Europe

This tour will not disappoint, from the advanced rider to the novice rider there is something for everyone, with a very well organised route and amazing views to having a laugh with the lads and ladies at the end of the day. Don’t miss out ! Will be seeing you again for Read more “LIFE IS TOO SHORT !”

The Best Moto Touring Agency in Europe !

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

The superlative motorcycle touring company. Amazingly execute and make your motorcycle tour a lifetime experience. Excellent Guys, Keep it Read more “The Best Moto Touring Agency in Europe !”

Excellent experience

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

An excellent experience all around. Fantastic bikes too Read more “Excellent experience”

Awesome ride !

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

Awesome ride, couldn’t ask for anything more from this crew, 5 stars Read more “Awesome ride !”

Great experience !

the french ride motorcycle tours and rental in France and Europe, reviews and testimonials

Great motorcycle tour and rental experience. Don’t hesitate to engage with The French Ride Read more “Great experience !”

Motorcycle Tours IN FRANCE

27 rue Jacotot 73100 Aix-les-Bains, FRANCE

Tel : +33 6 21 39 73 00 Email :  [email protected]

Motorcycle Tours, Motorbike Trips & Motorcycle Holidays | France - Europe

BMW R 1300 GS Basse

Correcteur d’assiette adaptatif

Hauteur selle basse : 820 mm

Avec correcteur d’assiette : 800 mm

237 kg          145 cv

350 km / jour

Bagagerie moto : 140 L

Assurance tous risques

 GPS TomTom Rider ou support de téléphone (au choix)

  Dépôt de garantie : 2 500 €

Permis moto A

25 ans min.

BMW R 1300 GS LOW

Adaptive Vehicle Height Control (AVHC)

Low seat height : 820 mm

With AVHC : 800 mm

237 kg          145 HP

350 km / day

Luggage capacity : 140 L

Fully comprehensive insurance

 GPS TomTom Rider or phone mount (as per your choice)

  Security deposit : € 2,500

Full motorcycle driving licence

25 years old min.

Honda 1100 Africa Twin

Hauteur de selle : 850 / 870 mm

Hauteur selle basse : 825 mm

231 kg          102 cv

Bagagerie moto : 154 L

Dépôt de garantie : 2 200 €

24 ans min.

Seat height : 850 / 870 mm

Low seat height : 825 mm

231 kg          102 HP

Luggage capacity : 154 L

Security deposit : € 2,200

24 years old min.

KTM 890 Adventure R

Seat height : 880 mm

Low seat height : 855 mm

215 kg          105 HP

Luggage capacity : 120 L

Hauteur de selle : 880 mm

Hauteur selle basse : 855 mm

215 kg          105 cv

Bagagerie moto : 120 L

BMW R 1300 GS

Seat height : 850 mm

Low seat height : 800 mm

Hauteur de selle : 850 mm

Hauteur selle basse : 800 mm

Honda CB 750 Hornet (A2)

Hauteur de selle : 795 mm

Hauteur selle basse : 770 mm

190 kg          35 kW / 47,6 cv

Bagagerie moto : 114 L

Dépôt de garantie : 1 200 €

Permis moto A2 ou A

18 ans min.

Seat height : 795 mm

Low seat height : 770 mm

190 kg          35 kW / 47,6 HP

Luggage capacity : 114 L

Security deposit : € 1,200

A2 & full motorcycle driving licence

18 years old min.

KTM 390 Adventure (A2)

Hauteur de selle : 855 mm

Hauteur selle basse : 830 mm

172 kg          32 kW / 44 cv

Bagagerie moto : 88 L

YAMAHA MT-07 (A2)

Hauteur de selle : 805 mm

Hauteur selle basse : 780 mm

184 kg          35 kW / 47,6 cv

Bagagerie moto : 80 L

HONDA CB 500 X / NX 500 (A2)

Hauteur de selle : 830 mm

196 kg          35kW / 47,5 cv

Bagagerie moto : 144 L

  Dépôt de garantie : 1 200 €

20 ans min.

YAMAHA TÉNÉRÉ 700

Hauteur de selle : 875 mm

204 kg          74 cv

Bagagerie moto : 98 L

Dépôt de garantie : 1 800 €

21 ans min.

YAMAHA TRACER 7 GT (A2)

Hauteur de selle : 835 mm

Hauteur selle basse : 815 mm

197 kg          35 kW / 47,6 cv

Bagagerie moto : 116 L

Dépôt de garantie : 1 500 €

YAMAHA TRACER 9 GT

Hauteur de selle : 825 mm

Hauteur selle basse : 810 mm

220 kg          119 cv

Bagagerie moto : 133 L

23 ans min.

BMW F 900 XR

Hauteur selle basse : 795 mm

219 kg          105 cv

Bagagerie moto : 136 L

BMW F 750 GS

Hauteur de selle : 815 mm

227 kg          77 cv

Bagagerie moto : 146 L

Dépôt de garantie : 2 000 €

22 ans min.

DUCATI MULTISTRADA V4 S

Hauteur de selle : 840 / 860 mm

240 kg          170 cv

26 ans min.

TRIUMPH TIGER SPORT 660

206 kg          81 cv

Bagagerie moto : 106 L

SUZUKI SV 650 (A2)

Hauteur de selle : 785 mm

197 kg          35 kW / 47,5 cv

Bagagerie moto : 117 L

GPS TomTom Rider ou support de téléphone (au choix)

Seat height : 805 mm

Low seat height : 780 mm

184 kg          35 kW / 47,6 HP

Luggage capacity : 80 L

Seat height : 855 mm

Low seat height : 830 mm

172 kg          32 kW / 44 HP

Luggage capacity : 88 L

Seat height : 785 mm

197 kg          35 kW / 47,5 HP

Luggage capacity : 117 L

GPS TomTom Rider or phone mount (as per your choice)

  Security deposit : € 1,200

20 years old min.

Seat height : 830 mm

196 kg          35kW / 47,5 HP

Luggage capacity : 144 L

Seat height : 875 mm

204 kg          74 HP

Luggage capacity : 98 L

Security deposit : € 1,800

21 years old min.

Seat height : 835 mm

Low seat height : 815 mm

197 kg          35 kW / 47,6 HP

Luggage capacity : 116 L

Security deposit : € 1,500

Seat height : 825 mm

Low seat height : 810 mm

220 kg          119 HP

Luggage capacity : 133 L

23 years old min.

Low seat height : 795 mm

219 kg          105 HP

Luggage capacity : 136 L

Seat height : 815 mm

227 kg          77 HP

Luggage capacity : 146 L

Security deposit : € 2,000

22 years old min.

Seat height : 840 / 860 mm

240 kg          170 HP

26 years old min.

206 kg          81 HP

Luggage capacity : 106 L

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Nom * E-mail * Sujet * Choisir Location moto Autre information Moto Choisir Honda CB 500 X (A2) Suzuki SV 650 (A2) Yamaha Tracer 7 GT (A2) Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Yamaha Ténéré 700 BMW F 750 GS Yamaha Tracer 9 GT BMW F 900 XR BMW R 1250 GS Ducati Multistrada V4 S Autre Message Comment Envoyer

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Voyage * Choisir Week-end Annecy - 2j/1n Week-end Vercors - 2j/1n Routes du Tour de France - 3j/2n Tour du Mont-Blanc - 3j/2n Tour des lacs des Alpes - 3j/2n Alpes et Jura - 4j/3n Route Napoléon - 4j/3n Grands cols des Alpes - 4j/3n France - Tour des Alpes - 5j/4n Alsace et Jura - 7j/6n Sud de la France - 7j/6n Thonon à Menton - 6j/5n Route des Grandes Alpes – Small - 5j/4n Route des Grandes Alpes - Best of - 6j/5n Route des Grandes Alpes - XL - 8j/7n Stelvio Express - 6j/5n France, Suisse et Italie - 9j/8n Alpes, Tyrol et Dolomites - 10j/9n Best of Europe - 12j/11n Auvergne & Transpyrénéenne – Best of - 7j/6n Pyrénées et Auvergne - 12j/11n La Grande Boucle - 13j/12n Off-road - Alpes & Piémont - 4j/3n Raid off-road - Transalpes - 6j/5n Vietnam - 14j/13n E-mail * Entrez votre e-mail et recevez le descriptif du séjour en PDF ! Website Envoyer

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Nom * E-mail * Sujet * Choisir Séjour Liberté Séjour Guidé Sur-mesure Autre information Voyage Choisir Week-end Annecy - 2j/1n Week-end Vercors - 2j/1n Routes du Tour de France - 3j/2n Tour du Mont-Blanc - 3j/2n Tour des lacs des Alpes - 3j/2n Alpes et Jura - 4j/3n Route Napoléon - 4j/3n Grands cols des Alpes - 4j/3n France - Tour des Alpes - 5j/4n Gorges du Tarn et Cévennes - 5j/4n Sud de la France - 7j/6n Alsace et Jura - 7j/6n Thonon à Menton - 6j/5n Route des Grandes Alpes – Small - 5j/4n Route des Grandes Alpes - Best of - 6j/5n Route des Grandes Alpes - XL - 8j/7n Stelvio Express - 6j/5n France, Suisse et Italie - 9j/8n Alpes, Tyrol et Dolomites - 10j/9n Best of Europe - 12j/11n Auvergne & Transpyrénéenne – Best of - 7j/6n Pyrénées et Auvergne - 12j/11n La Grande Boucle - 13j/12n Raid off-road - Alpes & Piémont - 4j/3n Raid off-road - Transalpes - 6j/5n Raid off-road - Gorges du Tarn - 5j/4n Vietnam - 14j/13n Autre Message Comment Envoyer

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Email * Entrez votre email et recevez toutes les infos et actus moto The French Ride ! Message S'abonner

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Email * Sign up now to stay in the loop and receive great motorcycle travel inspirations! Message Subscribe

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Name * Email * Your country Subject * Select Motorcycle rental Other information Motorcycle Select Honda CB 500 X Suzuki SV 650 (35kW - 47,5hp) Yamaha Tracer 7 GT (35kW - 47,6hp) Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Yamaha Ténéré 700 BMW F 750 GS Yamaha Tracer 9 GT BMW F 900 XR BMW R 1250 GS Ducati Multistrada V4 S Other Message Comment Send

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Tour * Select your tour Annecy - Venice of the Alps - 2d/1n Balcony roads of Vercors - 2d/1n Roads of the Tour de France - 3d/2n Mont-Blanc tour - 3d/2n Alpine lakes tour - 3d/2n Alps & Jura - The lakes tour - 6d/5n Route Napoléon - 6d/5n Legendary passes of the Alps - 6d/5n Best of French Alps - 7d/6n Alsace & Jura - 9d/8n Best of South of France - 9d/8n Route des Grandes Alpes - One way - 6d/5n Route des Grandes Alpes - Small - 7d/6n Best of Route des Grandes Alpes - 8d/7n Route des Grandes Alpes - XL - 10d/9n Stelvio Express - 8d/7n Majestic Alps - 11d/10n European Alps tour - 12d/11n Best of Pyrenees & Auvergne - 9d/8n Passes & Volcanoes - 14d/13n The Grand Tour - 15d/14n Off-road - French Alps & Piedmont - 6d/5n Off-road - Across the French Alps - 7d/6n Email * Enter your email address and we'll send you the tour description! Comment Send

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Name * Email * Your country Subject * Select Self-guided tour Guided tour Custom tour Other information Tour Select Annecy - Venice of the Alps - 2d/1n Balcony roads of Vercors - 2d/1n Roads of the Tour de France - 3d/2n Mont-Blanc tour - 3d/2n Alpine lakes tour - 3d/2n Alps & Jura - The lakes tour - 6d/5n Route Napoléon - 6d/5n Legendary passes of the Alps - 6d/5n Best of French Alps - 7d/6n Gorges du Tarn & Cévennes - 7d/6n Best of South of France - 9d/8n Alsace & Jura - 9d/8n Route des Grandes Alpes - One way - 6d/5n Route des Grandes Alpes - Small - 7d/6n Best of Route des Grandes Alpes - 8d/7n Route des Grandes Alpes - XL - 10d/9n Stelvio Express - 8d/7n Majestic Alps - 11d/10n European Alps tour - 12d/11n Best of Pyrenees & Auvergne - 9d/8n Passes & Volcanoes - 14d/13n The Grand Tour - 15d/14n Off-road - French Alps & Piedmont - 6d/5n Off-road - Across the French Alps - 7d/6n Off-road - Gorges du Tarn - 7d/6n Other Message Phone Send

RIDING GEAR RENTAL

Helmets, Jackets & Gloves

from S to 2XL

LOCATION ÉQUIPEMENT MOTARD

Casques, Vestes & Gants

CyclingUpToDate.com

Motorbikes involved in Pogacar controversy pulled from Tour de France

The motorbikes that obstructed Tadej Pogacar as he attempted to launch his sprint for the bonus seconds atop the final climb of stage 14 ahead of Jonas Vingegaard , have been pulled from the Tour de France it has been revealed.

A TV camera bike from France Télévisions and a motorbike with a photographer from L'Équipe are said to be the two bikes that have been pulled. With an additional fine of 500 Swiss Francs also coming the way of the people involved.

VIDEO: A motorcycle prevents Pogacar from getting the three-second bonus on the Col de Joux Plane climb

"this is an absolute disgrace.. pogacar was held up by french tv motards" on the climb of the col joux plane, belgian tv commentator claims, read more about:, place comments.

You are currently seeing only the comments you are notified about, if you want to see all comments from this post, click the button below.

Confirmation

Are you sure you want to report this comment?

UNDER_ARTICLE

Sun 09 Jun 2024

Woman who threw a hat at Mathieu van der Poel during Paris-Roubaix asked to either meet three conditions or face a lawsuit

Sat 08 Jun 2024

Medical Report and withdrawals Criterium du Dauphine 2024 - Update stage 7: 21 riders abandon on brutal mountain day

  • Trans Pyrénées Tour
  • Tour de France
  • Historic Great Alps road & Provence
  • Auvergne & Cévennes Tour
  • Normandy & Brittany Tour
  • D-Day Normandy tour
  • France Discovery Tour
  • Memorial WW I & II Tour
  • Southern Spirit Tour
  • South Morocco tour
  • The Grand Alps loop ride
  • Asturias & Picos Europa
  • Scotland & Highlands
  • The heart of Europe in 5 days
  • Italian Lakes & Dolomites
  • Tuscany & Cinque Terre tour
  • Best of Portugal
  • The Canary islands
  • White villages of Andalusia
  • Can-Am Spyder Pyrénées tour
  • 3 days ride in Loire valley
  • Weekend ride in Touraine
  • Alsace & Black Forest Tour
  • Auvergne Tour
  • Brittany Tour
  • Cevennes & Ardeche Tour
  • French Alps tour
  • Limousin Tour
  • Normandy Tour
  • Loire valley Tour
  • Perigord & Quercy Tour
  • Provence to Riviera Tour
  • Pyrénées Tour
  • Catalunya MotoGP race
  • Scooter day excursion in Loire valley
  • Weekend scooter ride
  • 3 days scooter ride in Loire valley
  • Tailor made tour request
  • Can-Am rental in France
  • Scooter rental
  • Bicycle rental in the Loire valley
  • Sell & Buyback
  • Guide service
  • Motorcycle storage

banniere logo new

A Unique Motorcycle Travel Experience

If you enjoy riding a motorcycle on twisty roads, if you like beautiful landscapes, heritage monuments, gastronomy and wines, picturesque and historic villages, RIDE IN TOURS offers all this and more. Spend from 5 to 14 days riding through the most beautiful French regions.

Whether you like to be part of an organized tour group or ride on your own, we provide options from guided tours to self-guided tours or just rentals. You name it, we can arrange it...

We have been riding all over France and Europe our entire lives, so let us guide you through its secret roads and show you its hidden treasures.

Experience the journey with Ride in Tours

Ride in tours offers :, motorcycle guided tours in france & europe, motorcycle self-guided tours, motorcycle rental, motorcycle sell & buyback option, organization or guide service for individuals or clubs.

Let your dream become reality

Guided or Self-guided

Search rental

Why ride with us.

  • 25 years of motorcycle touring experience
  • English & spanish spoken
  • Competitive rates
  • Atmosphere of a small independent business
  • Extensive travel experience
  • A central location with easy access from Paris airport
  • Our professionalism and our passion
  • A license agreement from french tourism authority

TripAdvisor

Spirit of our motorcycle tour

Friendliness

Friendliness

Heritage

Art of life

Vineyard and terroir

Vineyard and terroir

Facebook pixel

Official games

PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2024 (PC)

2023 Edition

  • Stage winners
  • All the videos

Tour Culture

  • Commitments
  • key figures
  • Sporting Stakes
  • "Maillot Jaune" Collection
  • The jerseys

UCI Logo

With Yamaha, the Tour de France rolls on three wheels

Key points:

  • Yamaha becomes the official supplier of the Tour de France beginning in 2019, with three-wheeled motorcycles that are accompanying the peloton this week on Paris-Nice.
  • The NIKEN has been chosen to offer the motorbike riders additional stability.

The Tour de France changes gear! With the partnership with the Japanese constructor, Yamaha plans to replace the motorcycles used during the race with three-wheeled models, which television viewers can see this week on the roads of Paris-Nice, then on some cycling races organised by A.S.O. in Europe such as Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour de France. A squadron of some 30 motorcycles are needed for controlling traffic, making sure the riders get their fresh bottles, transporting race officials and journalists as well as accompanying the publicity caravan. On Paris-Nice, a dozen of the brand-new Yamaha NIKEN , released in October 2018, appeared after rigorous preparation, supervised by Frank Meneghini , who is in charge of the A.S.O. car and motorcycle fleet. “We made our first visit to Yamaha a year ago and we have put in a lot of work with them to make the needed modifications for the different functions that we carry out in the races. For example, we install radio communication equipment that changes weight distribution. The NIKEN also has to be equipped with a specific support for the race information slate or a tall windscreen that is not available on the standard model”.

Once these adjustments were made, Yamaha proceeded with the certification of these new materials, while the motorbike riders put in several tests before using the bikes in the races. And the verdict is unanimous when it comes to the riding comfort of the Japanese motorcycles. “We did some tests on the cobblestones to ready for Paris-Roubaix and all the riders confirmed that the three wheelers provide a lot of stability. Its look also makes it an atypical motorcycle and that is not negligible” , concludes Meneghini.

motorbike tour de france

Christian Prudhomme , director of the Tour de France: “Ensuring a cycling race runs smoothly is a complex affair. Motorbikes are essential at all levels: to ensure the riders’ safety, to provide refreshments, to carry out vehicle control, to monitor sportsmanship, to perform media coverage, etc. The arrival of Yamaha on the Tour de France and the other cycling races that we organise is further proof of the excellence that pervades the Grande Boucle. We welcome a dynamic and innovative partner that will be channelling all its know-how into the world’s biggest cycling race”.

motorbike tour de france

Eric de Seynes , Yamaha Motor Europe President : “This thrilling new agreement is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the vast potential of our NIKEN machine. Competition in all of its forms is deeply rooted within Yamaha’s DNA and this collaboration allows us to be a vital part in the smooth operation of some of the world’s biggest sporting events. With the assistance crews covering innumerable kilometres crossing the heart of Europe, this is also a great opportunity for Yamaha to bring its revolutionary product closer to the public and demonstrate its performance and reliability no matter the terrain or conditions. Our range of NIKEN models stands out for its multipurpose nature, its ability to welcome riders of all levels and its unique capacity to offer unmatched comfort and riding safety on any road. I am truly confident the NIKEN will perfectly adapt to the needs of all riders assigned with the challenging task of supporting these big sporting events.”

motorbike tour de france

You may also enjoy

Vote now for best Krys white jersey victory! image

Vote now for best Krys white jersey victory!

JUNE ON WHEELS FOR SCHOOLS image

JUNE ON WHEELS FOR SCHOOLS

Discover all the details of the Tour de France 2024 image

Discover all the details of the Tour de France 2024

Receive exclusive news about the Tour

app uk

Accreditations

Privacy policy, your gdpr rights.

Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed - Day Four

  • Associated Press ,

TENNIS-FRA-OPEN-2024

  • Nick Zaccardi ,

nbc_smx_postthunder250recap_240608.jpg

  • Dan Beaver ,

nbc_golf_linngrantwin_240609.jpg

Trending Teams

Nbc sports, peacock to remain exclusive u.s. home of tour de france.

109th Tour de France 2022 - Stage 21

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 24: (L-R) Andrea Bagioli of Italy and Quick-Step - Alpha Vinyl Team and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck of Belgium and Team Alpecin-Fenix lead the peloton during the 109th Tour de France 2022, Stage 21 a 115,6km stage from Paris La Défense to Paris - Champs-Élysées / #TDF2022 / #WorldTour / on July 24, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Getty Images

NBC Sports, Peacock and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) today announced a six-year extension for exclusive U.S. media rights for the Tour de France.

Beginning with the 111 th Tour de France in June 2024, Peacock will become the exclusive home of the Tour de France in the United States through 2029 with live start-to-finish coverage of every stage . Select stages will also simulcast live on NBC throughout the three-week event. Daily coverage on Peacock will include NBC Sports-produced pre- and post-race studio shows, full-stage replays, highlights, stage recaps, rider interviews, and more.

As part of its previous agreement, NBC Sports and Peacock will present full live coverage of 110th Tour de France this summer (July 1-23, 2023). NBC Sports’ full coverage schedule for the 2023 Tour de France will be announced in the coming months.

“We’re excited to reach this long-term agreement with A.S.O. to present the world’s most prestigious cycling event live on Peacock for years to come,” said Jon Miller, President, Acquisitions and Partnerships, NBC Sports. “With the Tour de France and our extensive cycling portfolio, we are proud to continue as the home of cycling in the United States, while continuing to bolster Peacock’s best-in-class slate of live sports programming.”

“We are delighted to be able to extend our long-term partnership with NBCUniversal, which promotes the Tour de France and all the major A.S.O. sporting events to the American public on a cross-platform basis, including women’s cycling such as the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift that NBC Sports has supported since the first edition in July 2022. The combined coverage via Peacock, which will show the entire races from the beginning to the end, and network television, will ensure that everyone has access to the best of world cycling. Super fans won’t miss any of the twists and turns that cycling holds. NBC Sports will remain the home of cycling in the United States for another six years and in 2029 we will celebrate the 29th anniversary of a historic partnership that is proof of America’s sincere love for cycling and the Tour,” declared Yann Le Moenner, CEO of A.S.O.

As part of the agreement, NBC Sports will present many additional A.S.O. events throughout the year, including cycling events such as La Vuelta a España, which is the final Grand Tour event of the year following the Tour de France, La Vuelta Feminina by Carrefour.es, the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, the Spring Classics including the men’s and women’s Paris-Roubaix, Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, the Ardennaises Classics (men and women) that are La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Criterium du Dauphine, and Paris Tours. Also included are the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, the world’s second-largest marathon, and the Dakar Rally , the world’s most challenging off-road endurance race.

Comcast/NBC Sports has served as the U.S. home of the Tour de France since 2001.

Tailwind on every ride? – See e-bike trips

$250 off your first Cycling or Hiking Vacation – use code at checkout: Explore250

European Classic booking fast – see the trips

  • Request a Catalog
  • 866-464-8735

Select Date Range

Modal title, popular searches.

...

California Wine Country Bike Tour

...

Croatia and The Dalmatian Coast Bike Tour

...

Mallorca 7-Day Ride Camp Bike Tour

...

Tuscany Bike Tour

Tour de France Bike Tours

Tour de France Bike Tours

Experience vip access at the tour de france: meet lidl-trek, ride routes before the peloton on a bucket-list bike tour..

With Lidl-Trek, enjoy the ultimate VIP experience and gain exclusive access to the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes. Witness the world's most famous cycling race from an insider's perspective as you get up close to the action and experience the thrill of the race firsthand. With VIP access to the best viewing locations, insights from experienced guides, and the opportunity to meet the Lidl-Trek team, these trips are vacations you'll remember forever. Place your 2025 Tour de France deposit below. View Tour de France Bike Tours Travel Info

Showing Trips

Destinations

Rider level, hotel level.

If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date? Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate luxury:.

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Road : 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Road : 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Road : 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Road : 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel:  4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - reserve:.

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discover:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

motorbike tour de france

Van der Poel (with insane bike) waits at altitude to see who gets to join him in the Tour de France

A t Alpecin-Deceuninck, they have not yet decided who will be sent to the Tour de France this summer. The Belgian team has Mathieu van der Poel and Jasper Philipsen already confirmed as leaders on paper, but the remaining slots will have a high price. Even Gianni Vermeersch, who impressed at Paris-Roubaix and just won Dwars door het Hageland on Saturday, is not a certain pick.

Team manager Christoph Roodhooft confirmed in Het Nieuwsblad that he and his brother Philip are still devising the best plan for the Tour. According to him, recent results should not be overly scrutinized. "Our main goal is to perform in the Tour, which is why our leaders haven't raced in the past weeks."

For this reason, after Van der Poel's dominant victory at Paris-Roubaix (with Philipsen in second and Vermeersch in sixth), the team's only other win was with Axel Laurance in the Tour of Norway, claiming both a stage and the overall victory. Vermeersch's victory in Dwars door het Hageland was a welcome boost for Roodhooft. "Such a period with few wins, that's not pleasant."

Read more below the photo .

Who will support Van der Poel and Philipsen at the Tour de France?

There is already a preliminary selection for the Tour at Alpecin-Deceuninck. It's no coincidence that the team went to altitude training camp in La Plagne with nine riders. Who will be the last to be cut is still in question. "The choice will be made based on what type of rider we will need. It's a purely rational decision. One more has to be dropped, and they all know it. We also took a risk by only going to altitude with nine riders. This way, we only have to disappoint one rider later."

Vermeersch believes he can be valuable, especially after being passed over at the last minute for the Tour de France last year. "It remains a tricky issue, especially when everyone is healthy. But I repeat, it will mainly be a rational decision. I saw a good group in La Plagne. The atmosphere was good, although unfortunately the weather wasn't always great. But we managed to do almost everything we wanted to do," says Roodhooft.

He also refers to Van der Poel. The world champion, due to a busy spring, joined later in La Plagne and is therefore adding an extra week in the altitude chamber in Spain. "Now follows a third and long block with the Tour, the Olympics, and the World Championships in Zurich where he wants to defend his title. In our view, those who remain fresh and motivated have the best chance of success." On Instagram, Van der Poel already gave a sneak peek of the Canyon bike, which he might use in the upcoming period, featuring the rainbow colors...

Van der Poel (with insane bike) waits at altitude to see who gets to join him in the Tour de France

  • Critérium du Dauphiné

Tour de France bikes ranked: cheapest to most expensive

Which team has the most expensive bike in the Tour de France peloton?

Tom Hallam-Gravells

Online production editor.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter

The Tour de France isn’t only cycling’s biggest race, it’s also one of the largest sporting events in the world, attracting the best riders who battle it out for the famous yellow jersey.

Competing at the race requires incredible talent, but riders also rely on the best bikes and most cutting-edge technology currently available. Naturally these bikes come with hefty price tags - ones that can’t be easily justified to any sceptical spouses - but just how much would a Tour de France bike set you back?

Alex and Ollie decided to rank every team’s bike from cheapest to the most expensive. They’ve only picked the drop-bar bikes that teams will use for the majority of stages and provided estimates of the costs.

These will vary to what’s commercially available as teams often use customised set-ups, but we can let them off if their estimates are slightly off.

22: Uno-X | Dare VSRu | £5600 / $7115

Debutants Uno-X boast the cheapest bike in the Tour de France peloton, the Dare VSRu with Shimano ’s Dura-Ace Di2 groupset.

Like the team, it’s a new brand to the Tour de France and probably one many may not have heard of, but the Taiwanese company has made inroads in the industry in recent years.

Both Uno-X and Dare are making their Tour de France debuts.

Velo Collection (Michael Steele) / Getty Images

Both Uno-X and Dare are making their Tour de France debuts.

21: Intermarché-Circus-Wanty | Cube Litening | £6543 / $8315

There’s a big jump from Uno-X to Intermarché-Circus-Wanty who ride Cube Litening bikes.

The team has an option of the Litening Aero or the lighter Litening Air. It combines these with Newmen wheels and Shimano components, plus fancy CeramicSpeed pulley wheels.

=19: Groupama-FDJ | Lapierre Xelius SL | £8000 / $10,150

We’re only three bikes in and we’ve already reached five figures in American dollars.

French team Groupama-FDJ has been partnered with Lapierre since 2002 and this season it's been riding the Xelius SL. That’s a long partnership in the world of cycling but the team has been using Shimano components for even longer, over 25 years. It’s the same again at the Tour de France with Shimano’s Dura-Ace groupset and wheels used across the bikes.

=19: Bahrain Victorious | Merida Reacto/Scultura Team | £8000 / $10,150

Next up is Bahrain Victorious who ride Merida Reacto and Scultura bikes along with Shimano components and Vision wheels.

Bahrain Victorious is a fairly new outfit, founded in 2017, and it's been partnered with Merida since its inception.

18: dsm-Firmenich | Scott Foil RC | £9199 / $11,750

dsm-Firmenich just breaches the £9000 barrier with its Scott Foil RC. Like many teams on this list, it uses Shimano components and wheels.

The French outfit first started riding Scott bikes in 2021 and since then its taken six Grand Tour stage wins, but none at the Tour de France. Will that change in 2023?

17: Alpecin-Deceuninck | Canyon Aeroad CFR | £9799 / $12,450

At the time of writing (on the first rest day), Alpecin-Deceuninck has been the most successful team at this year’s race, bagging a hat-trick of stage wins through sprinter Jasper Philipsen . Those victories came atop the Canyon Aeroad CFR which, once again, is specced with Shimano components and wheels.

Philipsen and his Canyon bike have taken three stage wins (at the time of writing).

© Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images

Philipsen and his Canyon bike have taken three stage wins (at the time of writing).

16: Movistar | Canyon Aeroad | £9999 / $12,750

Movistar similarly uses Canyon bikes but unlike Alpecin-Deceuninck, its are paired with SRAM ’s RED eTap AXS groupset and Zipp wheels. That brings up the cost slightly, falling £1 short of the £10,000 mark.

15: Israel-Premier Tech | Factor Ostro VAM | £10,500 / $13,350

We’re not even halfway through but the £10,000 barrier has already been breached courtesy of Israel-Premier Tech ’s Factor Ostro VAM.

Alongside the aero Ostro VAM, the team also rides the O2 VAM which was only recently released - and Factor says that it’s “the world’s fastest climbing bike”.

Factor says the new O2 VAM is "the world's fastest climbing bike".

Factor says the new O2 VAM is "the world's fastest climbing bike".

14: Cofidis | Look 795 Blade RS | £10,600 / $13,500

It’s been a big Tour de France so far for French team Cofidis which picked up its first stage win at the race since 2008 after Victor Lafay triumphed on stage 2.

That victory came atop a Look bike who only partnered with Cofidis at the beginning of 2023, and it’s already proving to be a looky partnership.

Lafay ended Cofidis' long 15-year drought without a Tour de France win.

Lafay ended Cofidis' long 15-year drought without a Tour de France win.

13: Lotto Dstny | Ridley Noah Fast/Helium | £10,700 / $13,650

Lotto Dstny is one of the oldest teams in the pro peloton, dating back to 1985. It's endured a difficult couple of years and was relegated from the UCI WorldTour at the end of 2022. As a result, it had to rely on an invite from the organisers but it received one and it's at the race riding Ridley bikes.

12: Arkéa-Samsic | Bianchi Oltre | £11,928 / $15,150

Arkéa-Samsic just misses out on the top 10 with its Bianchi Oltre.

Shimano is proving to be a popular option in this list so far and it's back again here too, with Arkéa-Samsic’s bikes specced with Shimano components and wheels.

11: Team Jayco AlUla | Giant Propel | £11,999 / $15,250

The eleventh most expensive bike falls agonisingly close to the £12,000 mark, clocking in at £11,999. That’s for Jayco AlUla ’s Giant Propels which are fitted with - you guessed it - Shimano groupsets plus CADEX wheels and tyres.

10: Ineos-Grenadiers | Pinarello Dogma F | £12,400 / $15,750

When we’ve previously compared the cost of pro bikes, Ineos Grenadiers ’ Pinarellos have always ranked much higher. This time the Pinarello Dogma F is only tenth on the list, although it still costs an eye-watering £12,400/$15,750.

Ineos Grenadiers has won seven Tours de France since partnering with Pinarello in 2010.

Ineos Grenadiers has won seven Tours de France since partnering with Pinarello in 2010.

9: Astana Qazaqstan | Wilier 0 SLR | £12,480 / $15,860

Next up is Astana Qazaqstan which is unique from everyone on the list so far as it has two wheel sponsors, Corima and HED. These are used on the Wilier 0 SLR which, in Ollie’s opinion, has one of the coolest paint jobs at this year’s race.

=7: EF Education-EasyPost | Cannondale SuperSix EVO LAB71 /SystemSix | £12,500 / $15,885

EF Education-EasyPost has ridden Cannondale bikes since 2015 and that will continue for the foreseeable future after it agreed a new sponsorship deal on the first rest day of the Tour de France - although it strangely doesn’t have an end date.

The team currently has a choice of either Cannondale’s SuperSix EVO LAB71 or its aero offering, the SystemSix.

=7: Jumbo-Visma | Cervélo S5 | £12,500 / $15,885

Defending Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard and his Jumbo-Visma teammates ride Cervélo bikes, including the aero S5.

Simon Richardson managed to get his hands on Vingegaard’s bike ahead of the race and there were some interesting features.

=4: BORA-hansgrohe , TotalEnergies and Soudal Quick-Step | Specialized S-Works Tarmac | £13,000 / $16,520

The £13,000 barrier is breached by three teams who all use Specialized bikes along with Shimano groupsets.

They’re all also finished with Specialized finishing kit and componentry meaning that they all clock in at the same price of £13,000.

3: AG2R Citroën | BMC Teammachine | £13,800 / $17,540

AG2R Citroën claims the bottom spot on the podium with their BMC Teammachine. It's one of the rare teams on the list that also uses Campagnolo groupsets.

Alongside the Teammachine, the team’s riders are also using an unreleased prototype BMC . Not much is known about it but we managed to get our hands on Ben O’Connor ’s bike during the opening weekend of the race.

2: UAE Team Emirates | Colnago V4Rs | £14,000 / $17,800

Tadej Pogačar is hoping to reclaim the Tour de France title he lost in 2022 and he’s doing it atop a Colnago V4Rs. There are lots of cool features and components on the UAE Team Emirates bikes and Pogačar’s specifically is heavily customised.

1: Lidl-Trek | Trek Madone SLR 7 Gen 7 | £14,500 / $18,450

The most expensive bike at the 2023 Tour de France, according to our calculations, is Lidl-Trek ’s Trek Madone SLR 7 Gen 7.

The bike caught plenty of attention when it was released last year thanks to its unique seat tube which contains a hole at the top.

Other notable features include custom paint jobs with each rider getting to create their own design as a part of Trek’s Project One. The results are seriously cool as we found out when we encountered Mads Pedersen ’s bike.

Oliver Bridgewood

Oliver Bridgewood

Gcn tech presenter.

PhD Chemist turned cycling enthusiast, bringing the lab coat to GCN Does Science

Alex Paton

Impressive sprinter - quite possibly the fastest member of the GCN team

Shimano

Shimano is a bike component manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. The company is one of the industry’s most popular manufacturers and it makes up around three-quarters of the bicycle component market by value.

Latest Videos

1 Cycling The World's Largest Bikepacking Event | A 500km Epic In Tuscany

Cycling The World's Largest Bikepacking Event | A 500km Epic In Tuscany

2 Is This The Lightest Gravel Bike in the WORLD?!

Is This The Lightest Gravel Bike in the WORLD?!

3 Cycling VS Crossfit | Who Are World's Fittest Athletes?

Cycling VS Crossfit | Who Are World's Fittest Athletes?

4 Can We Make A £500 Bike Faster Than A £10,000 Superbike?

Can We Make A £500 Bike Faster Than A £10,000 Superbike?

5 We Did Every Fitness Test In One Day! | GCN Visits A Performance Lab

We Did Every Fitness Test In One Day! | GCN Visits A Performance Lab

Tom is our Online Production Editor who creates tech content for the GCN website

Related Content

YouTube video undefined

Is this the lightest gravel bike in the world?

GCN’s favourite super light bike builder is back with another outrageously light build using an S-Works Crux as his starting point

The new bike is a result of collaboration between Wilier and Groupama FDJ

Wilier releases brand new Supersonica SLR TT bike designed in collaboration with Stefan Küng

The replacement for the Turbine SLR doesn’t come cheap with complete builds starting at €20,500

YouTube video undefined

Can we make a £500 Boardman as fast as a £10,000 superbike?

Alex Paton and Ollie Bridgewood attempt to transform a bike under £500 into a superbike, but will they succeed?

Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo all offer gravel-specific groupset

Guide to gravel groupset hierarchies: Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo groupsets explained

The right gravel groupset will help you to maximise your gravel riding experience. Here's an overview of the gravel groupsets available from the top three brands

Subscribe to the GCN Newsletter

Get the latest, most entertaining and best informed news, reviews, challenges, insights, analysis, competitions and offers - straight to your inbox

Tom Pidcock to Tackle Crans-Montana World Cup Just Six Days Before Tour de France

A mountain bike race isn’t a typical prep for a 21-day stage race, but the British rider is confident in his plan leading up to the Tour and Paris Olympics.

109th tour de france 2022 stage 12

And his calendar doesn’t end there. He will follow the Tour with an attempt to defend his gold medal at the Paris Olympic Games.

Despite his recent focus on mountain biking, Pidcock says training for World Cup racing and WorldTour racing overlap. According to GCN , he said, “I don't train on my mountain bike as much as I should, but [road and mountain bikes] are quite interchangeable. Of course, now, this time of year, I’m doing longer efforts in preparation for the Tour, more volume. But they all complement each other.”

nove mesto mountain bike worldcup

If Pidcock is anything, it’s versatile. He won the Shimano Supercup Massi in La Nucía, Spain, in February, and then in April, took the top step at Amstel Gold. There, he narrowly beat Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) and Tiesj Benoot (Visma-Lease a Bike) with an exciting sprint finish.

At the Tour de France, Pidcock will be a team leader for INEOS Grenadiers alongside Carlos Rodríguez. This will be a familiar dynamic from last year when Rodríguez won a stage and finished fifth overall. Pidcock was 13th overall after faltering a bit in the second week.

According to GCN , Pidcock’s coach has challenged him to finish inside the top five in the GC at the Tour and to take a stage win. These are lofty goals for anyone this year, with Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), Primož Roglič (Bora-Hansgrohe), and Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) all confirmed to race, not to mention the still undecided Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike).

Micah Ling is a freelance writer who lives in the mountains of Colorado. She splits her free time between mountain biking and trail running.

preview for HDM All Sections Playlist - Bicycling

.css-1t6om3g:before{width:1.75rem;height:1.75rem;margin:0 0.625rem -0.125rem 0;content:'';display:inline-block;-webkit-background-size:1.25rem;background-size:1.25rem;background-color:#F8D811;color:#000;background-repeat:no-repeat;-webkit-background-position:center;background-position:center;}.loaded .css-1t6om3g:before{background-image:url(/_assets/design-tokens/bicycling/static/images/chevron-design-element.c42d609.svg);} Tour de France

59th tirreno adriatico 2024 stage 5

Van der Poel Opts Out of Olympic Mountain Biking

110th tour de france 2023 stage 21

Vingegaard Still May Not Be Tour de France Ready

a man riding a bicycle on a road with mountains in the background

The Kings and Queens of Cycling’s Iconic Climbs

cycling tour de france 2023 rest day 1

How Pros Tackle Recovery During Tour de France

people riding bikes on a track

The Fastest Men and Women of the Grand Tours

110th tour de france 2023 stage 17

What Do Riders Eat During the Tour de France?

topshot cycling fra tdf2023 stage7

How Fast Do the Pros Ride in the Tour de France?

tdf and giro dark horses

Challengers of the 2024 Giro d'Italia and TdF

109th tour de france 2022 stage 12

2024 Tour de France May Start Using Drones

110th tour de france 2023 stage 7

The 2024 Tour de France Can’t Miss Stages

2nd tour de france femmes 2023 stage 7

Riders Weigh In on the Tour de France Routes

  • Critérium du Dauphiné stage 7 Live - Summit finish GC battle

Tour de France winning bikes: Which brand has won the most Tours in history?

A history of the most successful bike brands at the Tour de France

Pogacar's Colnago

With 21 stages covering thousands of kilometres of flat, rolling and mountainous terrain, accompanied by the staccato efforts of the puncheurs, the enormously high power efforts of the sprinters, and the high-speed cornering that accompanies the descents, the Tour de France is one of the biggest tests a bike can face. 

While no bike could win the race alone without a deserving rider, the same can also be said the other way round; any Tour de France winning bike has earned its place on the top step of the podium. 

Over the years, the basic design of all Tour de France bikes hasn't changed all that much. There are still two wheels, two triangles, gears, a chain, and pneumatic tyres, but the technology supporting each part has advanced by lightyears. We can’t help but wonder what the race would look like if you took today’s riders, and made them race the three-week tour on the bikes ridden in the 1903 edition of the race — or the other way around. 

With WorldTour teams using the equipment provided by their sponsors, many of the brands that are racking up stage wins in the modern race are still comparatively young compared to the Tour de France itself. But even while certain brands sponsor multiple teams, some of which are dominant, these young teams may never rack up the same number of TDF general classification wins as many of the now-defunct bike brands of old. 

We’ve combed through the results of every edition of the Tour and tabulated which brands have dominated the race over the last century. Because of the unavoidable shadow cast by doping over the sport during this time, we've listed the total number of wins per brand based on any retrospective action that was taken, such that our list tallies with the Tour's own records. 

Further complicating matters is the historically common practice of frames being built by a different brand than the one displayed on their tubes. The most significant of these instances concerns the French manufacturer Alcyon. Between 1930 and 1939, every bike ridden in the Tour was labelled L'Auto, as decreed by the race organisers. It is widely assumed that these were built by Alcyon in each year except 1938, which would add 9 victories to the company's tally. But, since there was no competition, these wins could be judged to be by default. To simplify matters here, we're sticking with the brand name on the winning frame.

Miguel Indurain's 1994 Pinarello Banesto team-edition bike, as found during our eBay Finds series

1. Pinarello - 16 wins

By now, we’ve all heard Dave Brailsford’s infamous quote about ‘marginal gains,’ and with the number of Tour wins his Pinarello sponsored team has racked up, it’s hard to argue with this philosophy. But Pinarello was winning the Tour de France long before Brailsford started his tenure at Sky/Ineos or British Cycling. 

Get The Leadout Newsletter

The latest race content, interviews, features, reviews and expert buying guides, direct to your inbox!

Pinarello earned its first TDF overall classification in 1988, piloted by Pedro Delgado riding with Team Reynolds. This race was marred with controversy, as Delgado tested positive for Probenecid, which at the time was considered a performance-enhancing drug by the IOC, but was not yet banned by the UCI. 

In the early 1990s, Pinarello road bikes were ridden to six consecutive TDF General Classification victories by Miguel Induráin, Bjarne Riis — he was removed from then reinstated to the winner's list after admitting to taking PEDs, with an asterisk to acknowledge the offence — and Jan Ulrich who finished second in the 1996 tour behind Riis, and won his only Tour in 1997. 

Some of the Pinarello-branded bikes ridden in the Tour in the late '80s and early '90s were actually manufactured by TVT, though this was a pretty common practice of the era. In the interest of names on frames, we count 16 in total for the Italians. 

Pascal Simon during the 1986 Tour de France Stage 19 time trial in St. Etienne

2. Peugeot - 10 wins

Peugeot has been making bicycles since the early 1800s, and while today it is best known for its cars, the French brand still produces a range of road, commuter, and mountain bikes, and even sponsor an eMTB team.

Originally from Sochaux, France, the French brand earned its first Tour de France victory in 1905 with French rider Louis Trousselier and most recently in 1977 with Bernard Thévenet riding a Peugeot PY-10.

While Peugeot’s official Tour de France count is 10, they were also part of the collective of French automotive manufacturers that banded together after World War I under the moniker La Sportive to provide bikes for the race between 1919 and 1921. La Sportive has won in all three of these editions, which in part can be attributed to Peugeot.

Jean-Marie Leblanc, posing in front of the café "Le Réveil-matin", the site of the first ever Grand Départ in 1903, organised by Henri Desgrange, owner of the newspaper L'Auto

3. L’Auto - 10 wins

In 1903, Henri Desgrange, the editor of the newspaper L’Auto, founded the Tour de France as a publicity stunt for his waning publication - spoiler alert, it worked.

As Desgrange was running the race and setting the rules, in 1930, he banned trade teams and only allowed national teams to participate, stipulating that each rider had to use a generic bicycle. For those 10 pre-war years, every rider from the yellow jersey winner to the lanterne rouge competed on a yellow road bike with L’Auto painted on the downtube. 

Laurent Fignon aboard a Gitane bike whilst riding for Renault

 4. Gitane - 9 wins

With nine Tour de France victories, French outfit Gitane made the bikes which Laurent Fignon and Bernard Hinault rode to their wins. The brand was widespread in the professional peloton from the 1960s through to the 1980s and was also well known for producing motorcycles, also supporting moto racing teams during this period as well. 

In 1972, Gitane produced the “Tour de France”, which was a lightweight (for the time) frame, made from Reynolds 531 tubing and served as the brand's race bike, until it went on hiatus from the WorldTour. 

After a few name changes and transfers of ownership, Gitane ended up as part of the same brand portfolio as Peugeot and B.H, under the umbrella of Cyclegroup — which later was purchased by a Swedish firm that now also owns Bianchi. 

Gitane purchased the Helyett company in the 1960s, and also claimed their three Tour victories, which were achieved by Jacques Anquetil in 1957, 1961 and 1962. The Helyett frames may well have been built by Gitane too, but since we're sticking to names on frames, Gitane remains on nine victories.

Trek upgraded Armstrong with lighter OCLV 110 carbon and a 1 1/8

5. Alcyon - 7 wins

With seven wins to its name, Alcyon, like so many of the brands that provided bikes to early Tour teams, made bikes, cars, and motorcycles. The brand’s first-ever win in the Tour de France came from the Luxembourgian François Faber, who also clinched five stage victories in that edition. 

Alcyon sponsored a team through the 1920s and was becoming a force in the peloton winning the 1927, 1928 and 1929 editions, but the visibility of the Alcyon name ended there due to Desgrange’s ban on trade teams in 1930.

Romain Bardet's Eddy Merckx Stockeu69

6. Merckx - 5 wins

If we are going by what was written on the down tube, Merckx would be the next on our list, though by all accounts, the Cannibal was riding bikes built by Masi and Kessels. Despite a storied history, and recent sponsorship of AG2R, Merckx isn't a presence at the 2022 Tour. Its recent history involves financial difficulty and a takeover by Ridley Bikes , so we don't expect this number to grow for a while.

Henri Pélissier, winner of the Tour de France in 1923, did so aboard an Automoto bicycle

7. Automoto - 4 wins

French outfit Automoto was founded in 1902 and like so many others of the era, was in the business of two-wheeled vehicles, both human-powered and motorised. 

The brand won four consecutive Tours de France under Henri Pélissier in 1923, Ottavio Bottecchia in 1924 and 1925, and Lucien Buysse in 1926. A few years later, in 1930, the brand was purchased by Peugeot but still produced bikes and motorcycles under the Automoto brand name until 1962, when it was discontinued.

Philippe Thys, who won the Tour de France three times, won his final maillot jaune aboard a La Sportive bike

8. La Sportive - 3 wins

While La Sportive may only have three Tour wins under its belt, and was only in existence for a handful of years, it’s one of our favourite stories in cycling history. 

World War One left Europe in bad shape, and many of the factories that produced bicycles had been reduced to rubble. The continent was in a depression, and spending money on sporting teams was hardly a priority at the time.

So to make sure the race would not be yet another casualty of the war, Alcyon, Armor, Automoto, Clément, La Française, Gladiator, Griffon, Hurtu, Labor, Liberator, Peugeot and Thomann banded together to provide equipment to half the peloton, and sponsored the race from 1919-1921. Given that half the riders were on La Sportive bikes during these years, it’s no surprise they came away with the General Classification each time, with Firmin Lambot winning in 1919, Philippe Thys winning in 1920 and Léon Scieur in 1921.

The group disbanded in 1922 when each respective company restarted their own teams. 

Primož Roglič's custom-painted Bianchi Oltre XR4

9. Bianchi - 3 wins

The last time a Bianchi was ridden down the Champs-Élysées at the top of the general classification was in 1998 when Marco Pantani had the yellow jersey on his shoulders. This edition was drama-filled not only because of the racing, as the 85th edition was also the year of the Festina affair that marred the race with police raids, rider strikes, and teams pulling out of the race.

Bianchi’s other Tour de France victories were with Fausto Coppi in the saddle, in 1949 and 1952.

The brand came within a hair's width of doing it again in 2020, but Primož Roglič's untimely implosion on the stage 2020 time trial up La Planche des Belles Filles handed the race to Tadej Pogačar, resulting in Colnago's first-ever maillot jaune. 

Tadej Pogacar Yellow bike

10. Trek, Colnago, Specialized, Frejus, Stella and Geminiani - 2 wins

For a brand with a history so ingrained in cycling culture, it does seem out of sorts that until 2020, Colnago had never won a Tour de France. Of course, thanks to Tadej Pogacar, it's won two in a row and is the bookies' favourite for the 2022 edition too. His hat trick would see Colnago step up the standings and sit alongside Italian rivals Bianchi.

Snapping at Colnago's heels are five other brands, each with two wins to their name: Frejus, Stella, Geminiani, Trek and Specialized. 

Trek has a tumultuous history with the Tour de France; its bikes have 'won' a total of nine Tours de France, however, with all of Lance Armstrong’s 'victories' being officially stricken from the record, the big red barn in Wisconsin can only officially claim Alberto Contador’s 2007 and 2009 wins. In 2022, none of the Trek Segafredo riders are expected to fight for GC, so don't expect Trek to get another this year.

Given Frejus, Stella and Geminiani no longer operate in the sport, Specialized is the only other brand able to climb above Colnago. However, despite sponsoring three of the teams in this year's race, Specialized's hopes would fall on Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora Hansgrohe) as the only of their riders at the race with any serious GC ambitions. 

Elsewhere, BMC has also crossed the line 1st in Paris on two occasions, but while Cadel Evans' 2011 title is irrefutable, soon after the 2006 Tour, Floyd Landis was found to have doped, was removed from the results, and Óscar Pereiro confirmed as the race winner, thus adding to Pinarello's victory total.

motorbike tour de france

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine. 

  • Robin Wilmott

Quoc M3 Air review: Fantastic aesthetics and on-trend right now, but is there something missing

New Bianchi Arcadex adventure gravel bike adds internal frame storage and 50mm tyre clearance

Astana - Mark Cavendish in Tour of Suisse mainly to sharpen climbing form

Most Popular

motorbike tour de france

PezCycling News

  • Subscribers

Publisher

The Favourites Prep for the Tour de France

Who's doing what.

'  src=

The Top Riders Prepare: There are four weeks to go before the start of the behemoth that is the biggest bike race on the calendar: the Tour de France. The top favourites are now either on an altitude training camp or racing in the Criterium du Dauphiné. We look at the plans of the top riders with 24 days to go.

lombardia 2023

Remco Evenepoel The last weeks to the Tour start for Remco Evenepoel includes the Critérium du Dauphiné where he is on stage 4 today (Wednesday). The Soudal-Quick-Step leader says he still has some work to do and is taking the French race ‘day-by-day’. He is returns to competition after his crash in the Itzulia Basque Country, where he suffered several fractures. “This is more of a race to gain some race rhythm,” the World time trial champion said cautiously. He said he isn’t interested in the overall. The Belgian spent three weeks on an altitude training camp in the Sierra Nevada in May. He went to the Spanish mountains with his climbing right-hand man, Mikel Landa and Ilan Van Wilder. All three are riding the Critérium du Dauphiné and then will go on another camp at altitude. After that, he may miss out the Belgian time trial championship, but will defend his road title. That will be his the last race before the Tour.

Schedule: Criterium du Dauphiné Altitude training camp Belgian road championship Tour de France.

Giro 2024

Tadej Pogačar For Tadej Pogačar, the preparation for La Grande Boucle has only just started. The 25-year-old Slovenian has had a week off after dominating the Giro d’Italia and is taking a different route to this year’s French Grand Tour. We will soon find out if this plan suits him. During the Giro, the UAE Team Emirates Tour squad were on an altitude training camp in the Sierra Nevada. They then split between the Critérium du Dauphiné with Juan Ayuso and the Tour of Switzerland with João Almeida. Adam Yates, 3rd in last year’s Tour, was also on the training camp, but his calendar empty in June. Pogačar will be at altitude in Isola 2000 for three weeks. He will follow the Mathieu van der Poel route to the Tour: Only training at altitude and then go straight to the Tour.

Giro winner, Tadej Pogačar, has been in Isola 2000 for an altitude training camp since Tuesday. Before traveling to the ski resort in the French Alps, he was a guest on the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club Podcast , hosted by Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe. Pogačar will will be backed up by Adam Yates, Juan Ayuso, Joao Almeida, Marc Soler, Pavel Sivakov, Tim Wellens and Nils Politt in the Tour. “Yates is my right hand, Ayuso and Almeida will be like super domestiques in the mountains,” said Pogačar. “Soler and Sivakov are the big men for the mountains, who can also do something on the flat. And then you have Wellens and Politt. It also scares me a bit!”

tdf23st15

Pogačar lost to Jonas Vingegaard in 2022 and 2023, but the Dane is still a doubt for the Tour de France after his crash in the Itzulia Basque Country, but he is preparing for the Tour. Will he be ready on time? “I think so,” said Pogačar. “He was able to ride again quite quickly after leaving the hospital. If he is comfortable on the bike again, I think he can start in good shape. He has to reach his race weight, but I don’t think that is a problem.” Pogacar also has Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglič to watch in the Tour. “Evenepoel will fly. He will also be very motivated, just like Roglič. It looks like they will be more than 100% ready for the start of the Tour this year.”

The Tour starts in Italy this year, with a difficult opening stage to Rimini. Will Pogačar go from the gun? “It’s a tough start, but I haven’t really thought about it yet. We were very aggressive in Bilbao last year, but we may have had a bit of a boomerang in return. The shape wasn’t great then either. We have to think again about what we are going to do. The first day is 210 kilometres with four consecutive climbs, and on day two we have San Luca from the Giro dell’Emilia. After that, the Galibier is in stage four. That’s a nice stage. Do I want to take revenge there for the 2022 Tour? That would be nice, but the finish line is below. The end of the Tour is also very tough. It’s brutal.”

“Evenepoel will mainly have to make his move in the beginning,” Pogačar thinks. “But Roglič will first just look at it and then fly in the last days. It’s nice to finally see Remco in the Tour. When he became World champion, I thought: ‘fuck, you have to do the Tour’. But he didn’t do it.”

Schedule: Altitude training camp in Isola 2000 Tour de France.

Dauphiné 2024

Primož Roglič Since that crash in the Itzulia Basque Country at the beginning of April, we have not seen anything of Primož Roglič. The 34-year-old Slovenian wasn’t as injured as the other Tour top favourites and we must assume that he is on schedule for the Tour de France. He was also training in the Sierra Nevada last month. In Spain, Roglič rode to the top of Pico Veleta, the highest paved road in Europe. We should see how his form is in the Critérium du Dauphiné. So far it’s looking good, he took second place on stage 2 behind Magnus Cort. “Everyone is so fit here and there was only one who got to the line faster,” he is more than satisfied with his own level of form. “I am still a bit disappointed that I couldn’t finish it.” (Red Bull) BORA-hansgrohe will have Jai Hindley and Aleksandr Vlasov in the Tour line up, but Vlasov was disappointment after the team announced Roglič’s sole leadership in the Tour. After the Dauphiné, the Slovenian will be at altitude in Tignes.

Schedule: Criterium du Dauphiné High altitude Tignes Tour de France.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2024

Jonas Vingegaard From Sunday, part of the intended Visma | Lease a Bike Tour team will be in Tignes for a three-week training camp. Jonas Vingegaard arrived a few days earlier to get his body used to the altitude. In the Itzulia Basque Country crash, the double Tour winner broke several ribs, his collarbone, suffered a perforated lung and was kept in hospital for a long time. So we have to wonder if Vingegaard has enough time to recover and get into Tour shape. Part of his Visma | Lease a Bike Tour squad are racing in the Critérium du Dauphiné, including possible team leader, Sepp Kuss, as are Dylan van Baarle, Tiesj Benoot, Matteo Jorgenson and Steven Kruijswijk. After the French stage race, they will also go to Tignes and then we should know whether Vingegaard will make it to the Tour or not. Wout van Aert is also in Tignes working on his Tour preparation.

Schedule: Altitude training camp in Tignes Tour de France.

Basque Country 2024

Carlos Rodriguez Part of INEOS Grenadiers Tour team was on the volcano of El Teide in May, including Carlos Rodríguez. Last year the young Spaniard showed his climber’s legs in the final week, behind Pogačar and Vingegaard. This year he will be aiming at a better final overall than his fifth place. His 2024 has been going well as he won the Tour de Romandie and was second in the Itzulia Basque Country. The Spaniard was on Mount Teide for three weeks and is now racing against Evenepoel and Roglič in the Critérium du Dauphiné. This year’s Tour could be Rodríguez’s big chance to be a team leader, of course this depends on Geraint Thomas who is supposed not to be at the start of the Tour due to riding the Giro d’Italia and that Egan Bernal is training in Colombia. After the Dauphiné, Rodríguez will be at altitude again, but where that will be is not public knowledge as yet

Schedule: Critérium du Dauphiné Altitude training camp Tour de France.

Holy Week 2024

Tom Pidcock Tom Pidcock is also a leader of the INEOS Grenadiers team in the Tour. The mountain bike World champion won the MTB World Cup in Nové Mesto for the fourth time in a row last week. The next day he drove from the airport in Barcelona back home to Andorra. It is not clear whether he will complete his Tour training there or will go to an altitude training camp with the team. Thymen Arensman is training in France, he called his training ride on Strava ‘Clermond-Ferrand tourist’ .

Pidcock will ride the Mountain Bike World Cup in Crans Montana on June 23, six days before the start of the Tour de France, he told CyclingWeekly . After ending his spring Classics at the end of April with a tenth place in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, he was at the start of the Mountain Bike World Cup in Nové Město in May. Next Sunday he will be at the start of the Tour de Suisse (9-16 June) and on June 23rd, he will be on the mountain bike again in Crans Montana. A week later, Pidcock will start the Tour de France (June 29-July 21), where he says he is aiming at the GC. Then he moves on the Olympic mountain bike race in Paris (July 29), where he will defend the title he won in Tokyo. Five days after the mountain bike race, Pidcock will ride the Olympic road race (August 3).

“I don’t train as much on my mountain bike as I should, but it’s easy to alternate between road bike and mountain bike,” Pidcock said to CyclingWeekly . “Of course in this part of the year, in preparation for the Tour, I do longer intervals and more volume. But they complement each other.”

Schedule: Training at home in Andorra Tour of Switzerland (Possibly) Training at home in Andorra Tour de France.

Jura 2024

David Gaudu “I dream of the podium,” David Gaudu told l’Equipe . The Groupama-FDJ climber is the French hope for the home Tour. Two years ago he finished fourth overall and last year he was ninth in the Tour. Also in the 2023 Paris-Nice he was second behind Pogačar, but ahead of Vingegaard. In May, Gaudu was training on Teide in Tenerife. At the moment he is racing in the Dauphiné, he will then ride in the French road championships.

Schedule: Critérium du Dauphiné French road championship Tour de France.

tdf23 st21

# Stay PEZ for all the 2024 Tour de France news and daily stage reports. #

*Thanks to WielerFlits and ProCyclingStats for the facts.

'  src=

Alastair Hamilton has been a pro team mechanic on the road, track and mountain bike and worked for the Great Britain team at the World championships in all disciplines. Since moving to Spain and finding out how to use a computer, he has gone from contributor of Daily Distractions at the 2002 Vuelta a España to editor at PezCyclingNews.

Rhim & Mejias Take Clarendon Cup Wins at AFCC

Paris Olympics 2024: Can Mathieu van der Poel Capture Cycling Gold?

Private: VUELTA’24 Stage 1:

Private: TOUR’24 Stage 1:

DNA Pro Cycling’s Kim Lucie Gets Ready for Tulsa Tough

Unbound, Growing Sports Content but Declining Sports Journalism, Impact of U.S. NIL…

Comments are closed.

  • LATEST NEWS
  • TECH N SPEC
  • N.A. HUB Calendar
  • READER’S RIGS

BEST WEEK EVER

Try out unlimited access with 7 days of Outside+ for free.

Start Your Free Trial

Powered by Outside

Sepp Kuss Exits Critérium du Dauphiné in Precautionary Move ahead of Tour de France

Another setback for visma-lease a bike: team taking no chances with colorado climber who was 'not feeling 100 percent' during eight-stage pre-tour test..

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! >","name":"in-content-cta","type":"link"}}'>Download the app .

Sepp Kuss pulled out of the Critérium du Dauphiné as a precautionary move Sunday just weeks ahead of the Tour de France later this month.

The Colorado climber on Visma-Lease a Bike was struggling all week, and told Velo at the start of the race that he fell ill at the team altitude camp just days before arriving in France for the eight-stage race where compatriot Matteo Jorgenson  emerged as a podium contender.

“Sepp Kuss will not start the final stage of the Dauphiné. He has not been feeling 100 percent in the past stages,” a team note read Sunday. “With his preparation for the Tour de France in mind, it was decided to take the necessary rest.”

Team officials insisted that Kuss’ early exit should not impact his expected start at the Tour de France later this month, where he could line up as one of the team’s best GC options , but the team clearly did not want to take chances.

Kuss was struggling since the race started, and was dropped early by his standards from the lead group in both Friday’s and Saturday’s summit finales.

With the team racked with injuries and uncertainty, the team certainly didn’t want to take any chances with Kuss, the winner of the 2023 Vuelta a España, who might be called in to lead the team during July .

Kuss’ departure is the latest setback for Visma-Lease a Bike that’s been struggling to find its feet all season long.

Wout van Aert and Jonas Vingegaard continue to train high in the French Alps in hopes of recovering from separate crashes that derailed their respective spring campaigns in time to take the Tour start on June 29 in Florence, Italy.

A decision on whether either of them will start the Tour will be made after the Tour de Suisse concludes next week, team officials told Velo .

This Dauphiné delivered even more bad luck for the “Killer Bees,” with Tour-bound Dylan Van Baarle and Steven Kruijswijk both seeing injuries in the massive, high-speed pileup Thursday that will see  them sidelined for the Tour.

Jorgenson swinging for fences: ‘If I see a chance, I will take it’

Jorgenson

Though Kuss’ departure will leave the team without a key helper, Jorgenson entered Sunday’s final and decisive mountain stage overflowing with confidence.

He’s been the team’s bright spot all season long , and won Paris-Nice and Dwars door Vlaanderen in a breakout spring campaign since joining the team on a three-year deal.

The Idahoan started Sunday’s final stage in second overall, at 1:02 behind overnight leader Primož Roglič (Bora-Hansgrohe). He will count on the team’s remaining three riders — Tiesj Benoot, Koen Bouwman and Bart Lemmen — to carry him deep into the finale.

“In Paris-Nice we saw that anything can happen in the last stage,” Jorgenson said at the start line Sunday. “I am ready to give it my all, and if I see a chance, I will take it.”

A strong GC at the Dauphiné could serve as confirmation as Jorgenson’s grand tour future , as well as position him as a possible alternative if Vingegaard and Van Aert do not start the Tour.

Canadian Derek Gee (Israel-Premier Tech) started third at just 11 seconds behind Jorgenson and 43 seconds ahead of Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Popular on Velo

What’s it like to be an American cyclist living in France? Watch to get professional road cyclist Joe Dombrowski’s view.

Related content from the Outside Network

One way south, mountain bikers react to their first taste of non-alcoholic craft beer, video review: bmc urs 01 two gravel bike, kiel reijnen vuelta video diary: the painful decision to abandon.

  • off.road.cc
  • Dealclincher
  • Fantasy Cycling

Support road.cc

Like this site? Help us to make it better.

  • Sportive and endurance bikes
  • Gravel and adventure bikes
  • Urban and hybrid bikes
  • Touring bikes
  • Cyclocross bikes
  • Electric bikes
  • Folding bikes
  • Fixed & singlespeed bikes
  • Children's bikes
  • Time trial bikes
  • Accessories - misc
  • Computer mounts
  • Bike bags & cases
  • Bottle cages
  • Child seats
  • Lights - front
  • Lights - rear
  • Lights - sets
  • Pumps & CO2 inflators
  • Puncture kits
  • Reflectives
  • Smart watches
  • Stands and racks
  • Arm & leg warmers
  • Base layers
  • Gloves - full finger
  • Gloves - mitts
  • Jerseys - casual
  • Jerseys - long sleeve
  • Jerseys - short sleeve
  • Shorts & 3/4s
  • Tights & longs
  • Bar tape & grips
  • Bottom brackets
  • Brake & gear cables
  • Brake & STI levers
  • Brake pads & spares
  • Cassettes & freewheels
  • Chainsets & chainrings
  • Derailleurs - front
  • Derailleurs - rear
  • Gear levers & shifters
  • Handlebars & extensions
  • Inner tubes
  • Quick releases & skewers
  • Energy & recovery bars
  • Energy & recovery drinks
  • Energy & recovery gels
  • Heart rate monitors
  • Hydration products
  • Hydration systems
  • Indoor trainers
  • Power measurement
  • Skincare & embrocation
  • Training - misc
  • Cleaning products
  • Lubrication
  • Tools - multitools
  • Tools - Portable
  • Tools - workshop
  • Books, Maps & DVDs
  • Camping and outdoor equipment
  • Gifts & misc

The leaked Tour de France road bikes - New bikes from Trek, Pinarello, Canyon, Dare & Wilier

First Published Jun 4, 2024

You may have already seen our coverage of multiple unreleased bikes showing up at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine but in case you missed it, here's a round-up of all the new bikes we can expect to drop before this year's Tour de France...

The Criterium du Dauphine has long been a favourite for testing the latest and greatest equipment and 2024 was a bumper year for new bikes. There were new aero bikes and new climbing bikes, and we can expect all of them to be officially released in the next few months.

A new Trek that symbolises a change in direction

> New Trek Madone breaks cover at Dauphiné… or is it an Emonda?

What we thought would be a new Emonda turned out to also have Madone written on the top tube. It now looks as though Trek will pack in its long-standing two-pronged road race bike approach, with this new bike being the one bike for both aero and lightweight occasions.

2025 Trek Andromeda? - 1 (1)

The new bike is clearly no slouch (at least not with Mads Pedersen on it) as it picked up a stage victory at the first opportunity. It features slimmed-down tube profiles compared with the seventh-generation Madone, but retains the IsoFlow seat tube tech. The aero bottles and cages also sparked our interest.

We're still unsure what name the new bike will have on its birth certificate ( the UCI List of Approved Models of Framesets ) but we've had a good stab at guessing in this article .

Pinarello updates the Dogma

Despite turning up to a televised cycling race on the new bike, INEOS Grenadiers were less than happy about having their new race bike photographed, but photograph it we did.

The new bike looks to have prioritised aero with a much deeper head tube than the current generation and a bulbous bottom bracket area that merges the non-drive side chainstay and BB shell.

motorbike tour de france

> Canyon’s unreleased Aeroad raced by Movistar at Critérium du Dauphiné

Canyon has also been busy cooking up a new bike and although finding a new Aeroad didn’t come as a complete surprise thanks to Valtteri Bottas riding one around the F1 paddock last week , this is our best look yet at the brand's new aero bike.

We should point out that this isn’t the same bike that Van der Poel has been riding around on for the past year or so. That must have just been some interim project with a modified seatpost clamp. The one we spotted has seen far more changes.

2024 Canyon Aeroad Dauphine - 3.jpeg

Firstly, just like Pinarello's new Dogma, Canyon has made the head tube much deeper. The existing Aeroad was released back in 2020 but it wasn’t all smooth sailing. There were issues with both the seatpost and the handlebar.

Both of these areas have also seen some modifications. The seatpost wedge is now located inside the main triangle of the frame, and the bars appear to be very similar to those that come on the top-of-the-range Canyon Grail.

Canyon Aeroad spotted at Critérium du Dauphiné

> Aero vs lightweight road bikes with Ribble: How much faster could an aero bike make you?

Then there’s the seatstay bridge. The seat tube still follows the rear wheel quite closely, like on the previous generation, but where it meets the seatstays is much more infilled. 

One thing that does look certain is that Canyon hasn’t moved towards a one bike-for-everything approach like Trek, which means that we will likely see Movistar and Alpecin-Deceunink switching between this bike and the Ultimate CFR during this year's Tour de France.

Wilier flaunts the Vert

2025 Wilier Vert - 2

> Wilier set to launch mystery new bike

We spotted a new Wilier being raced earlier last week by the Groupama FDJ team and a select few riders had the new bike in their stable at the Dauphine too.

The new bike is undoubtedly built for climbing, with slim tube profiles and "Chase the light" written on the top tube.

2025 Wilier Vert - 3

The paint job gives us a few additional clues about the new bike as well, such as the fact that the front thru axle is 10x100mm rather than the more conventional 12x100mm.

We have pictured David Gaudu's bike here. He was one of the few riders in the peloton to run tubular tyres that measured just 25mm wide - relatively narrow by today's standards.

2025 Wilier Vert - 4

> How to ride faster up hills — top tips for cyclists who want to conquer any gradient

All of this weight saving led us to believe that this would be an updated Wilier Zero but closer inspection of the UCI sticker suggests that the bike will in fact be called something different.

"Wilier Vert" might not be the bike's full name; could it be short for Vertical? Something along those lines would make sense to us given the bike's target use.

Dare-ing to be different

2024 Dare VA Daphine - 1.jpeg

And finally, we have perhaps the most radical of all the new bikes we spotted, this new Dare being ridden by Team Uno-X. Just look at how deep this head tube is. That’s surely some kind of record!

It also has this super deep fork that reminds me of the one fitted to the Ribble Ultra SLR and the top tube also rises up to meet the top of the stem. The trailing edge of a component is, of course, as important for aerodynamics as the leading edge that hits the wind.

2024 Dare VA Daphine - 5.jpeg

> Has aero gone too far? The most excessive cycling tech made to shave milliseconds

Then there’s the V:C1 integrated cockpit. Again, this is one of the deepest that we’ve seen. It is huge and I can’t imagine many riders will be able to fit their hands around that when climbing... Not that this is a bike that Uno-X will need to use for climbing. They have the VS-RU for that, and with the super-deep tube profiles of this unreleased option doesn’t look like it will be troubling the UCI weight limit.

motorbike tour de france

Jamie has been riding bikes since a tender age but really caught the bug for racing and reviewing whilst  studying towards a master's in Mechanical engineering  at Swansea University. Having graduated, he decided he really quite liked working with bikes and is now a full-time addition to the road.cc team. When not writing about tech news or working on the Youtube channel, you can still find him racing local crits trying to cling on to his cat 2 licence...and missing every break going...

Add new comment

Latest comments.

 it is a burden he will have to live with for the rest of his life...

These guys that are riding mopeds ... they should already be insured, displaying a registration mark, have an MOT and return the required VED....

The descendants of the Puritans are generally quite open-minded. It's the descendants of the slaveholders you have to watch out for.

"That Jeremy Vine bike nonce, he only rides a pennyfarthing so he can see over our hedges into our living rooms."

Translation of what Farage means by "quality" of immigration: rich white folks seeking a safe shelter for frequently ill-gotten gains good, poor...

But but other bicycles are available...

it is, but the costs will have to be borne by the government, by making it law to have one, so its really dumb politics.

The truth is somewhere in the middle....

The previous envelope clearly wasn't big enough...

And there's a supposed 'war on motorists'.......Give me strength.

  • Race calendar
  • Tour de France
  • Vuelta a España
  • Giro d'Italia
  • Dare to Dream
  • All Competitions
  • Tennis Home
  • Calendar - Results
  • Australian Open
  • Roland-Garros
  • Cycling Home
  • Football Home
  • Fixtures - Results
  • Premier League
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
  • All leagues
  • Snooker Home
  • World Championship
  • UK Championship
  • Major events
  • Olympics Home
  • Mountain Bike Home
  • UCI Track CL Home
  • Men's standings
  • Women's standings
  • Alpine Skiing Home
  • Athletics Home
  • Diamond League
  • World Championships
  • World Athletics Indoor Championships
  • Biathlon Home
  • Cross-Country Skiing Home
  • Cycling - Track
  • Equestrian Home
  • Figure Skating Home
  • Formula E Home
  • Calendar - results
  • DP World Tour
  • MotoGP Home
  • Motorsports Home
  • Speedway GP
  • Clips and Highlights
  • Rugby World Cup predictor
  • Premiership
  • Champions Cup
  • Challenge Cup
  • All Leagues
  • Ski Jumping Home
  • Speedway GP Home
  • Superbikes Home
  • The Ocean Race Home
  • Triathlon Home
  • Hours of Le Mans
  • Winter Sports Home

'Perfect' - Primoz Roglic celebrates 'beautiful' title win at Criterium du Dauphine ahead of Tour de France

Eurosport

Published 09/06/2024 at 14:32 GMT

Primoz Roglic (Bora-Hansgrohe) began the final stage of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine over a minute ahead of his closest rival, Matteo Jorgenson (Visma-Lease a bike) on Sunday. However he saw his lead chipped away as Jorgenson was part of a trio to attack with five kilometers remaining of the stage and the race. He was able to hold onto an eight-second gap in his favour.

Highlights: Roglic emerges victorious on Stage 6 as Evenepoel falters

Roglic extends lead at top of Dauphine with Stage 7 win, Evenepoel drops to fifth

picture

‘This is bad news for Remco Evenepoel’ – Belgian dropped from Dauphine lead group

Geoghegan Hart latest to withdraw from Dauphine after big Stage 5 crash

Yesterday at 12:42

‘Beautiful’ and ‘quite crazy’ – Roglic sums up what winning Dauphine means

Rodriguez beats jorgenson to stage 8 sprint finish, roglic wins overall.

Help our team attend Summer Games Fest and Gamescom 2024! 

motorbike tour de france

Tour De France 2024 | Review – The cycle begins anew

Photo of Győző "FairyEmpire" Baki

Despite covering a good bunch of sports and racing games, here at XboxEra we never really got around to dive into Nacon’s cycling franchise, Tour De France. With the 2024 installment upon us, let’s see what their videogame, based on the most famous cycling race of them all, has on offer for us on Series X. This is Tour De France 2024!

motorbike tour de france

It’s peloton time!

The first thing to point out about this franchise, recently under Nacon’s increasingly vast banner of racing IPs, is that it’s neither a classic racer nor a manager style game – Tour De France 2024 sits somewhere between the two. The players, naturally, get to ride their bike, of which direction and speed they need to manage themselves, but speed and precision itself doesn’t get you far – it’s all about strategically managing the riders’ energy levels while not sacrificing the performance too much, to allow them to reach the end in an optimal fashion. As anyone who’s ever rode a bike race can tell you, this sport is nothing like racing with cars, where slamming the gas doesn’t really take more energy from the driver than coasting. Cyclists’ stamina and energy levels, however, are crucial in such events, and there’s many tricks they can do to reduce the fatigue and effort to ensure enough physical battery remains to get a good finish.

Going at maximum speed at all times is a strategy that ensures that we run out of energy very early on, and thus, the nature of the race itself has to be used to our advantage to minimize consumption. Peloton racing is the main key, where competitors can closely stick behind another rider (or more of them) to reduce the drag and catch a slipstream, drastically decreasing the effort needed to keep up. In this game, pressing the X button allows the player to “latch” onto another player with ease, so that even the ones with a controller in hand can take a little break and no longer have to manually manage the speed and direction, adapting automatically to the bycicle in front instead. Cyclists can also stop pedaling and lean when on a downhill segment, which allows them to be fast while relaxing their muscles and catching a breath. The game offers two different coloured batteries the players can recharge once per event, but going to the max drains these resources insanely quick – players need to be smart as to when to push, and not get greedy when they see a pack farther away that needs to be caught. Keep that peloton racing going, and sprint only when truly necessary. And when the downhill segment finally arrives, the pain and anxiety all goes away, allowing us to really sprint without fear. It feels great.

motorbike tour de france

I’ll manage, somehow

But that in itself doesn’t sound like anything too out of the ordinary for a racer. After all, even in Formula 1 games, players will need to closely monitor fuel and tyre consumption, employing tricks to reduce their wear while trying not to compromise laptimes and track position too much. But in most races, players have to manage an entire team of riders under the same banner, and they have two distinct ways of doing this. One is giving orders – when playing offline, the game can be effectively time-frozen, which allows players to dictate, via initially somewhat confusing icons, which cyclist needs to do what exactly. Do you want to send someone ahead towards the next pack? Do you want a teammate of yours to lead your peloton, so that some other, potentially more capable riders can relax a bit and have more stamina for the end? But the decision-making doesn’t end there…

In this segment, players can go one step further and effectively take control of any other team member, regardless of where they are located on the track. If you feel like they’re not following your orders optimally or you think you could do their deeds more efficiently, nothing stops you from stepping a bit into their shoes and get the action going yourself – giving, obviously, the control back to the AI for the cyclist you were using until that point. So what’s it gonna be? Sacrifice everybody for the glory of a single athlete, or make a consistent team effort and guarantee a solid finish for just about everyone in the team? This is where the manager side of the title comes into play, and when the steep uphill segments arrive and the energy levels are going down rapidly, it’s time for some difficult decisions.

motorbike tour de france

Pogacar? More like “pog, a bike”, am I right?

A huge flaw in previous years’ titles by Nacon was the complete lack of proper online racing. Sure, leaderboards existed, as did a handful of timed challenges which still are around, but in 2024’s game it’s finally possible to hop online and play against real people, head-to-head, giving further spice to the game’s stages. This mode is limited to only 6 players, so forget the absolute chaotic traffic of a stage 1 start, but perhaps it’s for the best – judging by how people generally behave in online racing games, having a lower amount of them may not be a bad thing at all. For what it’s worth, the netcode seems sound, but it’s a barely customizeable and certainly very limited forage into the world of multiplayer. At least it’s here, and it’s pretty fun anyway.

Players can also play freely offline, being able to jump into just about any stage of Tour De France, including the starting segments in Italy. Be it in the full event, proper championships or even individual stages, players can hop on solo or part of a group into just about any stage, even if most of them are visually and mechanically very similar. You see, road surfaces are always pretty much the same, and even the curve geometry within a stage is reused a lot. Also, those who want to take on the challenges, the ups and downs of a Tour De France stage but without the other cyclists around, there’s a neat time trial mode that reduces it all down to the bone – though, in this way, it shines further light on the game’s general mechanical shortcomings.

motorbike tour de france

Okay, but is it a good game?

Not to brag, but I think I did a decent job at explaining how the basics work in Tour De France 2024, yet another yearly installment of an atypical racing franchise. The strategic depth is certainly there, and mechanisms not really seen in racers are abundantly present, giving this title an aura of uniqueness through and through. At the same time, the game does seem to have a lower budget than most license-based sports games, and this shines through in just about every aspect. Questionable menu designs and UI choices, low-resolution and not very detailed 3D models and textures that really wouldn’t feel out of place in a game from 2 or 3 console generations ago. The handling is extremely basic, with invisible walls blocking off the outside of every single road and therefore drastically reducing the risk of entering a turn too quick, with a very approximative and forgiving physics model in play as well. The invisible walls can even be crashed into at high speed without any real penalty, making certain tight turns way too easy. It indeed feels like the actual part of riding the bikes is a secondary aspect over the managerial aspect of keeping all riders’ energy levels steady – an interesting mechanism that, however, gets a bit stale after already a couple hours of similar races.

Ultimately, Tour De France 2024 is yet another yearly installment of Nacon’s racing/managing franchise, based on the most notable cycling event of the year. A rather poor presentation, handling and physics make the actual act of riding not a particularly exciting one, though the pretty deep strategic options given by the peloton racing make for a compelling and unusual racing experience that’s worth a try. Proper multiplayer is finally present as well, albeit limited to 6 players, making this the best entry point to the series thus far. I also feel that such a level of micromanaging only truly caters to big fans of this discipline, whereas newcomers will find an otherwise rather poor racer where managing energy levels is far more important than… well, riding well. Tour De France 2024 isn’t for everyone, and it feels somewhat poorly made in a lot of areas, but it’s still an interesting game for cycling fans who, especially on console, don’t have a lot to pick from anyway.

Tour De France 24

Xbox series x.

Tour De France 24

  • Highly strategic racing
  • The pleasure of the fast downhill after a long uphill
  • Massive peloton packs are always fun to navigate in
  • Technically extremely outdated
  • Very basic handling and physics, with invisible walls everywhere
  • Limited online mode

6.8 out of 10

82% off 2 year, privadovpn premium plan.

Photo of Győző "FairyEmpire" Baki

Győző "FairyEmpire" Baki

Related articles.

motorbike tour de france

Dark and Deep | Preview

motorbike tour de france

F1 24 | Review – Another safe and sound season

motorbike tour de france

Turbo Dash Kart 2024 Racing | Review

motorbike tour de france

The Talos Principle 2 – Road to Elysium | Preview

Leave a reply cancel reply.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed .

Discover more from XboxEra

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Type your email…

Continue reading

IMAGES

  1. The Tour De France And Motorcycles

    motorbike tour de france

  2. Tour De France Motorcycles 2 Front Wheels

    motorbike tour de france

  3. Best Motorcycle Rides In France

    motorbike tour de france

  4. Tour De France Motorcycles

    motorbike tour de france

  5. Tour de France : la moto France Télévisions gagne la 8ème étape sans

    motorbike tour de france

  6. Le Motorbike Tour De France

    motorbike tour de france

VIDEO

  1. Part 1, Motorbike Tour of France & Pyrenees 2023. Days 1-4. Riding Cardiff through France to Lourdes

  2. Digital reporters on the motorbike

  3. Tadej Pogacar Attack BLOCKED by Motorbike on Joux Plane

  4. Motorbike Tour of France & The Pyrenees 2023, Part 3

  5. Motorcycle Touring in France

  6. Motorbike Tour of France & The Pyrenees 2023, Part 2

COMMENTS

  1. 'I wasted a bullet'

    A very brief wobble after missing out on the 2022 Tour of Flanders aside, however, Pogačar has never been much given to public polemic, and he again opted for understatement in his assessment of ...

  2. TV and photo motorbikes suspended on Tour de France stage 15 for

    The pair of motorbikes that blocked an attacking Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on stage 14 of the Tour de France have been suspended from the race for stage 15, with both the riders and ...

  3. Tadej Pogacar Attack BLOCKED by Motorbike on Joux Plane

    Lanterne Rouge presents highlights of Tour de France 2023 Stage 14.Become a channel member | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC77UtoyivVHkpApL0wGfH5w/join Jo...

  4. Official website of Tour de France 2024

    Tour de France 2024 - Official site of the famed race from the Tour de France. Includes route, riders, teams, and coverage of past Tours. Club 2024 route 2024 Teams 2023 Edition Rankings Stage winners All the videos. Grands départs Tour Culture news ...

  5. Carlos Rodriguez wins Tour de France stage 14; Pogacar move on

    Carlos Rodriguez won the Tour de France's 14th stage while Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard dueled with one Pogacar attack stymied by motorbikes in the way. Rodriguez prevailed by five seconds over Pogacar, the 2020 and 2021 Tour winner, and Vingegaard, the 2022 Tour winner. Vingegaard increased his overall lead over Pogacar from nine ...

  6. Vingegaard and Pogacar in close thriller as motorbikes spoil stage

    In 1989, Greg LeMond won the Tour de France by a mere eight seconds over Laurent Fignon in a nail-biting finale but this year's edition might well provide an even closer ending as Tadej Pogacar ...

  7. 'Oh no!'

    Tadej Pogacar tried to attack Jonas Vingegaard on Col de Joux Plane but was impeded by motorbikes, which were themselves slowed by the thick corridor of spectators. Stream the 2023 Tour de France ...

  8. Tour de France 2023: Tadej Pogacar will be 'very, very angry' after

    Blythe was speaking on The Breakaway after Carlos Rodríguez capitalised on the GC pair watching each other to win Stage 14 of the Tour de France. 00:00:54 15/07/2023 at 17:56 GMT

  9. Motorbikes and falls

    Mass falls, wayward motorbikes, mountainside hordes and the unrelenting duel for supremacy between Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar all marked the Tour de France's second week.

  10. Tour de France bikes 2023: who's riding what?

    A complete list of the bikes raced by each team in the 2022 Tour de France, along with the groupsets, wheels and finishing kit they're fitted with.

  11. Motorcycle tours in France & Europe

    Motorcycle tours in France & Europe. Get ready for a ride of a lifetime in one of our motorcycle tours in France and Europe. We organize your motorbike holidays on the best roads of Europe for an unforgettable motorcycle road trip!. Guided and self-guided motorcycle tours in France & Europe. The French Ride is specialized in guided and self-guided tours in France and Europe.

  12. Check out the bikes ridden to every 2022 Tour de France stage victory

    Wout van Aert got his second stage victory of the 2022 Tour de France by out-sprinting the climbers in Lausanne. Although Van Aert's bike had a green fork to mark his lead in the points classification, it's essentially the same Cervelo S5 that he rode to win Stage 4. Stage 9: Bob Jungels, AG2R Citroen, BMC Team Machine SLR. 🇫🇷 @LeTour

  13. Motorbikes involved in Pogacar controversy pulled from Tour de France

    The motorbikes that obstructed Tadej Pogacar as he attempted to launch his sprint for the bonus seconds atop the final climb of stage 14 ahead of Jonas Vingegaard, have been pulled from the Tour de France it has been revealed.. A TV camera bike from France Télévisions and a motorbike with a photographer from L'Équipe are said to be the two bikes that have been pulled.

  14. Motorcycle tours & rental in France

    A Unique Motorcycle Travel Experience. If you enjoy riding a motorcycle on twisty roads, if you like beautiful landscapes, heritage monuments, gastronomy and wines, picturesque and historic villages, RIDE IN TOURS offers all this and more. Spend from 5 to 14 days riding through the most beautiful French regions.

  15. With Yamaha, the Tour de France rolls on three wheels

    Key points: Yamaha becomes the official supplier of the Tour de France beginning in 2019, with three-wheeled motorcycles that are accompanying the peloton this week on Paris-Nice. The NIKEN has been chosen to offer the motorbike riders additional stability. The Tour de France changes gear!

  16. How much does a Tour de France bike cost?

    The bike in question is the Pinarello Bolide F; launched shortly after last year's Tour de France. From the PinarelloStore website, it is priced at £12,000 for a frame alone or a staggering £ ...

  17. 2023 Tour de France bikes

    In terms of the teams themselves, the men's WorldTour roster has seen two new teams in 2023: Alpecin-Deceuninck and Arkéa-Samsic. Both Israel-PremierTech and Lotto-Dstny have left the World Tour but they take part in the Tour de France as wildcards alongside TotalEnergies and Uno-X. Without further ado, let's have a look at the bikes...

  18. What It's Like to Ride a Race Motorcycle in the Tour de France

    In the Tour de France one year on Plateau de Beille in the Pyrenees I got one stopwatch wrong so then all the rest were wrong, a knock-on effect. It made a difference of 1 minute 30 and it was a ...

  19. NBC Sports, Peacock to remain exclusive U.S. home of Tour de France

    Published February 15, 2023 05:47 AM. Getty Images. NBC Sports, Peacock and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) today announced a six-year extension for exclusive U.S. media rights for the Tour de France. Beginning with the 111 th Tour de France in June 2024, Peacock will become the exclusive home of the Tour de France in the United States ...

  20. Tour de France Bike Tours

    Celebrate the thrill of the Tour de France with Trek Travel. As the Official Tour Operator for both the Tour de France and Lidl-Trek racing team, we c... Race. 6D / 5N. 4. Combined. 5 rating based on 9 reviews. Starting from. $8,699.00pp.

  21. Who will support Van der Poel and Philipsen at the Tour de France?

    Van der Poel (with insane bike) waits at altitude to see who gets to join him in the Tour de France. 7h. At Alpecin-Deceuninck, they have not yet decided who will be sent to the Tour de France ...

  22. Tour de France bikes ranked from cheapest to most expensive

    22: Uno-X | Dare VSRu | £5600 / $7115. Debutants Uno-Xboast the cheapest bike in the Tour de France peloton, the Dare VSRu with Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 groupset. Like the team, it's a new brand to the Tour de France and probably one many may not have heard of, but the Taiwanese company has made inroads in the industry in recent years.

  23. Tour de France 2024 News, Results & Updates

    The 2024 Tour de France will take place June 29 - July 21. The 111th edition of the race starts in Florence, Italy, before crossing back into France for stage 4. In total there are 21 days of racing and two rest-days. The final stage ends in Nice, a highly unusual finish outside of Paris due to the Olympic Games.

  24. Pidcock to Tackle Crans-Montana World Cup Just Six Days Before Tour de

    A mountain bike race isn't a typical prep for a 21-day stage race, but the British rider is confident in his plan leading up to the Tour and Paris Olympics. ... At the Tour de France, Pidcock ...

  25. Tour de France winning bikes: Which brand has won the most Tours in

    In 1972, Gitane produced the "Tour de France", which was a lightweight (for the time) frame, made from Reynolds 531 tubing and served as the brand's race bike, until it went on hiatus from the ...

  26. The Favourites Prep for the Tour de France

    By Alastair Hamilton On Jun 5, 2024. The Top Riders Prepare: There are four weeks to go before the start of the behemoth that is the biggest bike race on the calendar: the Tour de France. The top favourites are now either on an altitude training camp or racing in the Criterium du Dauphiné. We look at the plans of the top riders with 24 days to go.

  27. Sepp Kuss exits Dauphiné as Tour de France precaution

    Download the app . Sepp Kuss pulled out of the Critérium du Dauphiné as a precautionary move Sunday just weeks ahead of the Tour de France later this month. The Colorado climber on Visma-Lease a Bike was struggling all week, and told Velo at the start of the race that he fell ill at the team altitude camp just days before arriving in France ...

  28. The leaked Tour de France road bikes

    5 Unreleased Tour de France Road Bikes LEAKED - New Trek, Pinarello, Canyon, Dare & Wilier. ... The new bike looks to have prioritised aero with a much deeper head tube than the current generation and a bulbous bottom bracket area that merges the non-drive side chainstay and BB shell.

  29. 'Perfect'

    Primoz Roglic prepared for the Tour de France by winning the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday in thrilling circumstances. The Slovenian Bora-Hansgrohe rider started the day just over a minute clear ...

  30. Tour De France 2024

    Ultimately, Tour De France 2024 is yet another yearly installment of Nacon's racing/managing franchise, based on the most notable cycling event of the year. A rather poor presentation, handling and physics make the actual act of riding not a particularly exciting one, though the pretty deep strategic options given by the peloton racing make ...