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La Course by Le Tour de France returns in 2015. - 2014: See our 20 team/rider profiles here.
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Alpe d'Huez is back for the 2015 edition of the Tour.
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Vincenzo Nibali won the 2014 Tour de France and he is back to defend.  He'll have some competition...
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 Alberto Contador (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) photographed by Pete Geyer, www.cyclingfans.com
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 Nairo Quintana (Movistar) photographed by Pete Geyer, www.cyclingfans.com
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 Chris Froome (Team Sky Procycling) photographed by Pete Geyer, www.cyclingfans.com
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2015 Tour de France Map

Tour de France Stage 1 Profile

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

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- Provisional Start List here.

- The 2015 Tour de France Teams Presentation is being held Thursday, July 2.  It will be broadcast live on Eurosport and elsewhere.  LIVE streams should begin at around 6:30pm CET (12:30pm U.S. Eastern).

- Team Sky have announced their line-up for the Tour de France, reports CyclingnewsChris Froome will be supported by Gerant Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe, Richie Porte, Leopold Konig, Nicolas Roche and Woet Poels.

- Velonews also weighs in on the question of Nibali winning back-to-back Tour titles here.

- Can Vincenzo Nibali win the Tour again?  Following Nibali's second consecutive victory in the Italian road championships on Saturday, Stephen Farrand of Cyclingnews explores the question here.

- This page will be updated each day leading up to and throughout the TDF.

- Videos:  Tour de France Videos (includes women's La Course)

- Route map, stages and more for the 2015 Tour de France here.

- Race Preview: Cyclingnews previews the 2015 TDF here.

- Stage 1 route, map, profile, schedule + more info here.

- Saturday's (July 4) Tour de France Stage 1, a 13.8km Individual Time Trial from Utrecht to Utrecht, gets underway at 2:00pm CET (8:00am U.S. Eastern) with the departure of the first rider.  Start Order and Times to come..Tour de France live streaming video should get underway at around 1:30pm CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

Nairo Quintana HD action profile
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Chris Froome HD action profile
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Alberto Contador HD action profile
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- The 2015 Tour de France is being held July 4-26.

- TDF organizer A.S.O. has announced a new technology partner: Dimension Data.  They claim the company is "set to revolutionize the experience of billions of cycling fans across the globe."  More here.

- Tinkoff-Saxo directeur sportif Sean Yates calls Rafal Majka a future Tour de France contender.  More here.

- The 2016 Tour de France will spend three days in Andorra.  More here.

- Sky's Wout Poels aims to support Chris Froome in the mountains at the 2015 Tour, reports CN.  (January 14, 2015)

- Race director Christian Prudhomme explains the 2015 TDF wild card selections here.

- CN story on MTN-Qhubeka's wild card invitation here.

- Race organizer ASO have announced the teams that will compete at the 2015 Tour de France:  Wild card invitations have been given to Bora-Argon 18, Bretagne-Séché Environnement, Cofidis, MTN-Qhubeka, and Team Europcar who join UCI WorldTeams AG2R La Mondiale, Astana Pro Team, BMC Racing Team, Etixx-QuickStep, FDJ, IAM Cycling, Lampre-Merida, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team, Orica GreenEDGE, Team Cannondale-Garmin, Team Giant-Alpecin, Team Katusha, Team Lotto NL-Jumbo, Team Sky, Tinkoff-Saxo and Trek Factory Racing.

- Chris Froome (Sky) says Alberto Contador is his biggest TDF rival but also respects Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana.  More here.

- As expected, the 2016 Tour de France will start at Mont-Saint-Michel.  Details were revealed by TDF director Christian Prudhomme and Jean-François Le Grand, President of the Manche General Council.  More here.

- Details for the "Grand Depart" of the 2016 Tour de France (Manche department of France) will be revealed December 9, 2014 at a press conference at Mont-Saint-Michel.

- The 2014 TDF "Grand Depart" in Yorkshire was watched by 3.5 million spectators, reports CN.

- Chris Froome (Sky) has confirmed that he will indeed target the Tour de France in 2015, plans extra mountain training.  More here.

- Jean-Christophe Péraud (AG2R-la-Mondiale) knows that expectations will be high at the 2015 Tour given his second place overall finish in 2014.  More here.

- Race organizer ASO has announced that the 2016 Tour de France will start in the French department of Manche in lower Normandy.  More here.

- French company PMU has ended its sponsorship of the green jersey points competition at the Tour de France, forcing race organizer A.S.O. to look for a new partner.  PMU had sponsored the green jersey since 1991.  More here.  (November 24, 2014)

- Dutch cycling is getting a boost ahead of next year's Tour start in Utrecht, reports Cyclingnews.

- UCI president Brian Cookson says he is open to the idea of shortening the Tour de France.  More here.  (November 18)

- In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Tour de France finishing on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris, the 2015 TDF yellow jersey by Le Coq Sportif will incorporate an image of the Arc de Triomphe and other design features inspired by the 1975 jersey.  More here.

- AG2R-la-Mondiale team manager Vincent Lavenu comments on the route for the 2015 Tour, how it affects his team, including 2014 Tour runner-up Jean-Christophe Péraud here.

- Nairo Quintana (Movistar) analyzes the 2015 TDF route and it will be favorable for the Colombian.  More here.

- Chris Froome doesn't much like the 2015 TDF route, says the 2015 Giro suits his talents better, reports Cyclingnews.  But will he actually skip the Tour de France?  Remains to be seen.

- Alberto Contador considers the route for the 2015 Tour difficult and spectacular and looks forward to it.  More here.

- The 2015 Tour de France will feature the Mur de Huy, Mur-de-Bretagne and cobblestones all in the first 8 days of the race.  The Stage 1 Time Trial is 14km and that will be the only individual test against the clock in the race.  Stage 9 will see a 28km Team Time Trial.

- Photos:  Tour de France Photos

- Results: Tour de France Results

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- Art:  Tour de France Art


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- We will update here with the best and latest live feeds at broadcast time.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2015 Tour de France.

2015 Tour de France LIVE
July 4-26
Official Website
Start List (provisional)

Stage 1 starts at 2:00pm CET
(8:00am U.S. Eastern)

Finish at around 5:32pm CET
(11:32am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 1:30pm CET
(7:30am U.S. Eastern)


 Utrecht weather

Tour de France Live Coverage

Live video streaming:


Links to come as available

(-- CET)
(-- U.S. Eastern)

(Sporza live stream)
(Belgium only)
(-- CET)
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(Tour Tracker)
(Livestream component geo-restricted)
(High resolution TDF photos provided by cyclingfans.com)

(RTBF livestream, French, geo-restricted)
(-- CET)
(-- U.S. Eastern)


(France2 live stream)
(France2 en direct)

(Netherlands only)

(Italy only)


- more links to come -

(watch Tour de France online)


Live audio streaming:


Live internet radio:




Alternative 1
Alternative 2

(Listen online)


Live tickers:


(L'Equipe ticker)

Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano

(Tour de France Tracking)

- More tickers to come -

News and photos:

Graham Watson

(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)

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