Out of one set of mountains, and on the approach to the next one, riders and their support teams have well and truly settled in to the rhythm of the Tour de France. Sit back and step inside team buses, and team kitchens, with this series of short videos from the roads to Paris.
Sunday 19 Jul 2015

A pillow fight with a rogue bat, a three-four bottle an hour drinking habit, and Simon Yates in the break of the day.

Orica-GreenEDGE describe this video as its most jam-packed Backstage Pass yet. It's also an emotional one as the team catches up with former team-mate Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN-Qhubeka) on Mandela Day and reminds us that it's the 10-year anniversary of the death of Amy Gillett, who was hit by a car while training in Germany. 

This video makes you proud that we have an Australian team in the Tour de France, and glad that, depsite losing three riders in the first five stages, it's re still getting the most out of its time in the race.

Want to eat like a grand tour rider? In this video Etixx-QuickStep team chef Tom Caubergs talks through some of the tasty, carb-filled meals he prepares riders on this versatile, stage-winning team.

"Only one man can stand on the top of the podium in Paris," says the subtitle. 

"You don't win the tour by yourself," responds Richie Porte.

This feel-good video from Sky pays hommage to the domestiques.

Despite BMC's Tejay van Garderen dropping back to third place in the overall classificaiton during Stage 14, this video from BMC provides a fairly relaxed look at the support team surrounding the riders. 

The pro peloton is the place to look for insights into new and prototype bikes and componants. Except in the case of disc brakes, which are yet to be approved for competition on the road. 

Global Cycling Network takes to the Col du Tourmalet to put disc and rim brakes to the test on this long, iconic descent.

After its first Tour de France stage win in its first Tour de France, MTN-Qhubeka is the talk of the Tour. What better time, then, for our Dateline special on how cycling is changes lives for the better in Africa.

Getting to the Tour De France is known for being incredibly tough, but what about when even just owning a bicycle is nearly an impossible dream? Watch Dateline on Tuesday 21 July from 9:30pm on SBS and follow three years in the trial sand triumphs of the African cycling team.