Tour de France infographic

The 2011 Tour de France is about to begin on July 2nd. To celebrate (and clear up some of the questions you might have about the race) the Dish Network have put together this fun graphic.

Tour de France Infographic

Etape du Tour – Act 1 – Presentation

Modane to l'Alpe d'Huez Etape du Tour – Act 1, Presentation (Translated from French to English, using Google Translate)

The Act 1 takes place July 11 between Modane and Alpe d’Huez, the distance of 109km through the passes of the Telegraph , the Galibier and the climb of the Alpe d’Huez .

After crossing the start line Modane, 17km from False and flat down into the Maurienne valley to St Michel de Maurienne, await the riders. The road is wide (2 lanes + aisle on each side), but it will be wary of the few central islands and sidewalks in the village crossings. It should go fairly quickly, the stage is very short and the valley is borrowed in the direction of descent: AC clutch will dry! The road is wide (well, when it is 7000 at the outset, it is never large enough) and very straight, I do not think there is any massive bowls… Read More

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L’Etape du Tour 2011 – Modane Valfrjus to Alpe d’Huez – 109 km

There are 2 Etapes du Tour this year; the Alpes d’Huez and the Saint-Flour stage in the Massif Central. If you were wondering what it would be like to cycle these events, wonder no more. On the 7th December 2010, Cyclefilms are releasing “L’ETAPE 2011 – Two Roads to Glory”, a DVD featuring both etapes. Below is a preview of the Alpes d’Huez stage.

“L’ETAPE 2011 – Two Roads to Glory” will be out on the 7thDecember 2010. Order your copy now.

While you’re at it, have a read of this review of this forthcoming DVD release.

L’Etape du Tour 2011 – Recon Cycling DVD Trailer

Two times the trouble, two times the Glory! For the first time ever the L’Etape organization has opened up two routes of the Tour de France for you to ride with 10,000 other intrepid cyclists! It’s decision time! Ride one, the other or both. Whatever your choice, you can rest assured that we’ve got every inch of both routes covered.

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