TOUR DE FRANCE

Tour de France

2016

Coverage of the 2016 Tour de France by Pedal Dancer will now be presented at the all new website of TourChaser.com. The new format is easier to work with and allows for more creativity on my part and greater depth of information. I begin my coverage of Le Tour in 2016, but please expect much more in the one location at TourChaser.com in the coming years as I transfer some of the posts from this site and add even more unusual information for fans not found elsewhere.

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2015

2015 POSTS BY PEDAL DANCER®
    Posts by Pedal Dancer on the 2015 Tour de France:

      2015 TOUR DE FRANCE ROUTE



      Photo of the Day - Stage 15

      Greipel wins Stage 15 TDF 2015. Photo by PhotoNews via team Lotto Soudal
       
      Photo of the Day - Stage 13
      Greg Van Avermaet wins Stage 13 TDF 2015.  Photo via LeTour

      Photo of the Day - Stage 12

      If you were invited to this party, you should have been in a break or a chase today.  Photo by Karen Rakestraw of Pedal Dancer®
      Photo of the Day - Stage 11

      Warren Barguil slaloms cows while descending the Tourmalet, Tour de Fracne 2015. Photo via Sky Sports

      Photo of the Day - Stage 10 

      Chris Froome wins the stage
      Photo of the Day - Stage 9

      Team BMC celebrates TTT win TDF 2015.  Photo via Team SKY website gallery of photos Stage 9.

      Photo of the Day - Stage 8 


      Photo of the Day - Stage 7

      Mark Cavendish wins his 26th stage victory at the Tour de France
      Photo of the Day - Stage 6

      A fractured Tony Martin is escorted across the finish line by his teammates. He abandons the Tour.

      Photo of the Day - Stage 5

      Cavendish (left), Greipel (center), Sagan (right) - they really are the dream sprinter's podium at this Tour.  Photo from Lotto Soudal Cycling Team Fanpage

      Photo of the Day - Stage 4

      Eddy Merckx greats Tony Martin after his huge stage win over the cobbles into Cambrai

      Photo of the Day - Stage 3
      Speculoos: tweeted by Mic Rogers "I must be in Belgium"
      And this ...

      Massive Crash that ended Fabian Cancellara's (last) Tour de France.


      Photo of the Day - Stage 2

      Sprinting time at the TDF

      Photo of the Day - Stage 1

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      Rohan Dennis wins the opening stage. Photo by Greg and Kimberli Hull of Chasing Light Media and Cycling Perspective.


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      2014

      2014 POSTS BY PEDAL DANCER®

      THE route
      Start: England  |  Finish: France
      Route Map of 2014 Tour de France.  Photo © A.S.O. click image to enlarge


      The caravan approaches on Pla d'Adet on Le Tour day in 2005.  Photo by Karen Rakestraw at Pedal Dancer®

      Which team will we all be watching in July?  Photo by Karen Rakestraw at Pedal Dancer

      Mountain Ranges in France. Map via http://www.france-pub.com

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      2013 



      2013 - Pedal Dancer posts of the Tour de France

      Photo of the Day - Stage 1:
      Photo from Team Sky facebook page
      Photo of the Day - Stage 2
      Jan Bakelants held off the peloton for a 1" win
      Photo of the Day - Stage 3
      Simon Gerrans nips Peter Sagan at the line
      Photo of the Day - Stage 4
      Team Orica-GreenEDGE after winning the Team Time Trial in Nice.  Photo on Twitter, credit to Graham Watson
      Photo of the Day - Stage 5
      Ted King in May 2013.  Photo © By Karen at Pedal Dancer®
      Photo of the Day - Stage 6
      Photo © Presse Sport from letour website
      Photo of the Day - Stage 7
      The moment, and the smile, when Peter Sagan knew he'd won the stage.  Photo from Cannondale Pro Cycling
      Photo of the Day - Stage 8
      Froome climbs away in the Pyrenees
      Photo of the Day - Stage 9
      Dan Martin (Garmin) and Jacob Fuglsang (Astana) broke away and stayed away on the final climb.What I love most about this photo is that not a single fans is seen with a camera in their hands - which means they are soaking up the effort in the faces of the riders as they pass. Now that is the way to watch the Tour.
      Photo of the Day - Stage 10
      Veelers and Cavendish collide in a lead out block gone bad.
      Photo of the Day - Stage 11
      World Champion Tony Martin (OPQS) wins the first ITT of the TDF at 54.2 kmh (33.69 mph).
      Photo of the Day - Stage 12
      May the fastest man win! And he did - Marcel Kittel.
      Photo of the Day - Stage 13
      Where it all went wrong for Valverde.  Photo by © Presse Sports
      Photo of the Day - Stage 14
      Matteo Trentin wins in Lyon.  Photo: © AFP Photo
      Photo of the Day - Stage 15
      Froome winning on Mont Ventoux
      Photo of the Day - Stage 16
      Rui Costa emerges as the strong man in a very strong breakaway group.
      Photo of the Day - Stage 17
      Lieuwe Westra in the ITT Embrun to Chorges, photo ©A.S.O.
      Photo of the Day - Stage 18
      Christophe Riblon at Alpe d'Huez.  Photo by Steephill.TV
      Photo of the Day - Stage 19
      Rui Costa in the rain.  Photo Team SKY
      Photo of the Day - Stage 20
      Peter Sagan's wheelie across the line at Annecy-Samnoz.

      Photo of the Day - Stage 21
      [ TBD ]

      The changing roadside culture of the 2013 Tour de France (video http://youtu.be/Ls3NxXSb1K0)
      Photo found shared on Facebook by The Chain Stay
      Favorite photos from the 2013 Tour de France
      Cannondale Rider photographing Corsica.  Photo from itv4 tour Gallery
      The thing is - they will look just like this 20 years from now. Only a little taller.  Photo from LeTour
      Chris Froome (Froomie)  Photo from itv4 tour Gallery
      Kittel Cav and Sagan sprint.  Photo from itv4 tour Gallery 
      Le Equipe, LCL, and Vittel major sponsors at Le Tour.  Photo from itv4 tour Gallery
      Quintana's father crying with pride.  (AP Photo/Carlos Julio Martinez)
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      2012

      2012 Reports from France:
      2012 post by Pedal dancer on the Tour de France
      2012 Tour de France Route

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      2011

      2011 Tour de France - daily reports

      2011 Tour de France
      2011 Tour de France Route 


      STORIES AND EDUCATION OF THE TDF

      News and fan reports


      About the Tour de France
      Word of the Day (series):
      Tour de France Trivia:
      Recommended Reading :
      Watch or play Tour de France
      Professional cyclists and the Tour
      Pro Teams at the TDF

      Being a fan at the Tour de France 
      Cycling the Tour de France


      Plan a trip to the Tour de France

      Previous foreign starts of the Tour de France

      1954: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
      1958: Brussels (Belgium)
      1965: Cologne (Germany)
      1973: Scheveningen (Netherlands)
      1975: Charleroi (Belgium)
      1978: Leiden (Netherlands)
      1980: Frankfurt (Germany)
      1982: Basel (Switzerland)
      1987: Berlin (Germany)
      1989: Luxembourg
      1992: San Sebastian (Spain)
      1996: 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
      1998: Dublin
      2002: Luxembourg
      2004: Liege (Belgium)
      2007: London
      2009: Monaco
      2010: Rotterdam (Netherlands)
      2012: Liege (Belgium)
      2014: Leeds (England)
      2015: Utrecht