It was an exciting start to the Tour de France: broken bones, bust ups, an Aussie in Yellow and a chance to participate in the Tour closer to home. Counting down from 10 to one, here are the most read articles from our website coverage of the race after a dramatic opening week.
Tuesday 21 Jul 2015
The New South Wales government has today announced the first Tour de France event ever to be held in Australia, and you could be riding your bike in it, competing for the jersey of your dreams.
L’Etape Australia by Le Tour de France, will come to the state in 2016 and is a premier amateur road cycling event, held under the banner of the world’s most iconic cycling race, the Tour de France.NSW Government, through its tourism and major...
Sunday 12 Jul 2015
After crashing heavilly with 60km to go, losing the yellow jersey was the least of Fabian Cancellara's concerns as he struggled to finish Stage 3 of the Tour de France.
DESKTOP INTERACTIVE: Pain of the pelotonThe four-time world time trial champion was whisked off to the hospital for a CT scan shortly after he crossed the finish line of the crash-marred stage. Hours later his Trek Factory Racing team confirmed...

Tour de France: Stage 3 Preview

Arriving via Antwerp harbour, the city of Anvers, the capital of the province of Antwerp, was part of the parcours when Le Tour first chose to go abroad in 1954 with its Grand Départ in Amsterdam...
Yet Anvers will be all but forgotten by day's end, for Huy, or more correctly the vertiginous hill that bears its name and since 1984, the final battle scene each year at La Flèche Wallonne, will be front and centre Monday as the puncheurs of the...

Tour de France: Stage 8 Preview

We already have an excellent idea of what may happen today, because four years ago and for the first time, Le Tour visited what has been dubbed 'the Alpe-d'Huez of Britanny'...
On 5 July 2011, the Tour peloton left the Stage 4 start town of Lorient for a journey to the Côte de Mûr de Bretagne (6.9 per cent average with some passages at 15 percent), where the race would finish after 172.5 kilometres.[[{"fid":"61597","view...
The Astana team were plunged into controversy again when Dutch rider Lars Boom faced being thrown out of the Tour de France because of low Cortisol levels on the eve of the start.
UPDATE: Boom will start THE first stage despite showing low levels of cortisol in a test on the eve of the race."Boom will take the start," Astana team boss Alexander Vinokourov said.The decision means Astana will in all liklihood recind its...
Australia’s Rohan Dennis claimed the opening stage of the Tour de France in Utrecht, Netherlands, taking out the time trial in record time to become the first wearer of the yellow jersey in the 2015 race.
INTERACTIVE: AUSTRALIANS AT LE TOUR[node_list title="Stage 1 side note" uuid="3c961552-d453-4223-93bd-75aa2497b5ce"]The BMC rider posted a staggering time of 14min 56sec to finish five seconds ahead of Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep), with Fabian...
Tour de France 2013 champion Chris Froome controversially stepped on to the team bus of defending champion Vincenzo Nibali after the pair finished Stage 6 overnight having to survive a late crash that resulted in a blame game.
The final kilometre of the 191.5km ride between Abbeville and Le Havre was punctuated by a spill involving race leader Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep), Nibali (Astana) and a few others, with Sky’s Froome lucky to escape unscathed.Froome did well to...
The upsetting aftermath of Stage 3 continued with more bad news as Orica-GreenEDGE confirmed race-ending fractures for Simon Gerrans and Daryl Impey.
DESKTOP INTERACTIVE: Pain of the pelotonThe Orica-GreenEDGE team was the hardest hit in the horrific, high-speed crash that happened with 58km to go from the finsih of the 159.5km stage to Huy. Five riders from the team went down, including...