What Is A Tour De France Peloton?

The 2022 Tour de France is set to kick off in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 1st, and end later that month at the famous Champs-Élysées finishing point. An iconic Grand Tour that has been going since 1903, the Tour de France pits the world’s best road cyclists against each other in an epic 3,500-kilometre race. … Read more

Time Trial Bikes: What Is A TT Bike?

If you’ve ever watched a Tour de France time trial stage or seen photos of one in the Sunday newspaper, you’ve probably caught yourself wondering: What on earth are those space-aged bikes they’re zipping along on? The answer: they’re time trial bikes (or TT bikes for short). They probably look – and cost – more … Read more

Domestique Cycling: Bike Racing’s Ultimate Team Players

Anybody who pays even a little attention to the world of professional road racing and the Tour de France has likely heard of the sport’s superstars: names like Chris Froome, Greg LeMond, Eddy Merckx, and – the most infamous rider of all – Lance Armstrong. If you’re familiar with these riders, you might also have … Read more

What Is A Soigneur? The Role, Training, and Typical Day of a Tour De France Soigneur

In a racing team, the cyclists get all the glory, but there are a whole host of people supporting them. Everyone has a job, from trainers, nutritionists, mechanics, and managers, and their job titles are reasonably self-explanatory. However, there is one cycling team member whose title may not give you much of an indication of … Read more