Welcome to Cycling Weekly’s coverage of the 2010 Tour de France, which kicked off on Saturday, July 3, in Rotterdam and finished on Sunday, July 25, in Paris.

This page serves as a hub for all of our coverage of the 2010 Tour de France, from stage previews to reports and analysis; from latest news to videos and photo galleries from top cycling photographers Graham Watson and Andy Jones.

Keep checking back for breaking news, race reports, analysis and comment throughout the race as we follow the contenders in their battle for the yellow jersey.

Stage Date From To Length Preview Report Photos Video
Pro Sat, Jul 3 Rotterdam Rotterdam 8.9km ITT Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
1 Sun, Jul 4 Rotterdam Brussels 223.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
2 Mon, Jul 5 Brussels Spa 201km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
3 Tues, Jul 6 Wanze Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 213km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
4 Weds, Jul 7 Cambrai Reims 153.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
5 Thu, Jul 8 Épernay Montargis 187.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
6 Fri, Jul 9 Montargis Gueugnon 227.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
7 Sat, Jul 10 Tournus Station des Rousses 165.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
8 Sun, Jul 11 Station des Rousses Morzine-Avoriaz 189km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
R Mon, Jul 12 Morzine-Avoriaz - - - - - -
9 Tues, Jul 13 Morzine-Avoriaz Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne 204.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
10 Weds, Jul 14 Chambéry Gap 179km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
11 Thu, Jul 15 Sisteron Bourg-lès-Valence 184.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
12 Fri, Jul 16 Bourg-de-Péage Mende 210.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
13 Sat, Jul 17 Rodez Revel 196km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
14 Sun, Jul 18 Revel Ax 3 Domaines 184.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
15 Mon, Jul 19 Pamiers Bagnères-de-Luchon 187km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
16 Tues, Jul 20 Bagnères-de-Luchon Pau 199.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
R Weds, Jul 21 Pau - - - - - -
17 Thu, Jul 22 Pau Col du Tourmalet 174km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
18 Fri, Jul 23 Salies-de-Béarn Bordeaux 198km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
19 Sat, Jul 24 Bordeaux Pauillac 52km ITT Preview>> >>> >>> >>>
20 Sun, Jul 25 Longjumeau Paris Champs-Élysées 102.5km Preview>> >>> >>> >>>


Tour de France 2010 overall map

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Tour de France 2010: Latest news

Tour de France stage 19: Photo special

Feed Zone: Tour de France news and views (July 24)

Cavendish climbs list of all-time Tour stage winners

Could a fifth stage win in Paris be enough to give Cavendish green?

Contador makes small steps towards third Tour de France win

Sastre: “Cycling is turning into a sport for spoilt brats

Schleck behind after Tourmalet duel but refuses to give up

Hesjedal leaps up classification with Tour’s Tourmalet ride

Sky pushes ahead regardless of Wiggins placing

Armstrong has his last go in the Tour

Tour’s points leader Petacchi investigated for doping

Contador issues video apology to Schleck

Millar searches horizon for Eiffel Tower

Schleck-Contador friendship turns sour after chain problem

Wiggins at 2010 Tour: “I haven’t got it”

Basso wins Tour’s acceptance; podium spot next goal

Contador versus Schleck: A game of seconds

Can Cav win without Renshaw?

Hesjedal pushing his way to the Tour’s top

Renshaw disqualification overshadows Cavendish’s win

Charly Wegelius pulls out of Tour

Tour de France 2010: Stage reports
Stage 20: Contador wins 2010 Tour as Cavendish takes final stage
Stage 19: Contador lines up 2010 Tour win in final time trial
Stage 18: Cavendish wins fourth stage of Tour in Bordeaux
Stage 17: Schleck wins on Tourmalet but cannot shake off Contador
Stage 16: Fedrigo takes tough Pyrenean stage
Stage 15: Victorious Voeckler continues fine French Tour as Contador takes yellow
Stage 14: Ribon holds on in Pyrenees to give France fourth stage win
Stage 13: Vino returns to top in Tour after doping ban
Stage 12: Rodriguez wins as Contador goes on the attack
Stage 11: Cavendish bags third stage as lead-out man is kicked out of race
Stage 10: Paulinho claims narrow victory on Bastille Day
Stage nine: Casar wins as Schleck and Contador go head-to-head
Stage eight: Schleck wins in Avoriaz; Evans takes yellow
Stage seven: Chavanel wins stage and yellow; thomas drops out of Tour’s white
Stage six: Cavendish makes it two as Tour hots up
Stage five: Cavendish takes first win
Stage four: Petacchi wins Tour stage four
Stage three: Hushovd takes dramatic win; Thomas second on stage and GC
Stage two: Comeback man Chavanel takes victory in Spa

Stage one: Petacchi wins in Brussels as bunch left in tatters
Prologue: Cancellara pips Martin for win

Tour de France 2010: Photo galleries
Stage 20 gallery
Stage 19 gallery
Stage 18 gallery
Stage 17 gallery
Stage 16 gallery
Stage 15 gallery
Stage 14 gallery
Stage 13 gallery
Stage 12 gallery
Stage 11 gallery
Stage 10 gallery
Stage nine gallery
Tour 2010 desktop wallpaper
Stage eight gallery
Stage seven gallery
Stage six gallery
Stage five gallery
Stage four gallery
Stage three gallery
Stage two gallery
Stage one gallery
Prologue photo gallery
Tour teams take to the cobbles: Photo special

Tour de France 2010: Highlights videos

Stage 20 video highlights

Stage 19 video highlights

Stage 18 video highlights

Stage 17 video highlights

Stage 16 video highlights

Stage 15 video highlights

Stage 14 video highlights

Stage 13 video highlights

Stage 12 video highlights

Stage 11 video highlights


Stage 10 video highlights


Stage nine video highlights


Stage eight video highlights


Stage seven video highlights


Stage six video highlights


Stage five video highlights


Stage four video highlights


Stage three video highlights


Stage two video highlights

Stage one video highlights


Prologue video highlights

Tour de France 2010: Live text coverage

Cycling Weekly will be covering all the key weekday stages with interactive live text coverage, plus we have the official live update ticker from the Tour

CW’s live and interactive 2010 Tour text coverage schedule


Official Tour de France text feed

Tour de France 2010: Team guide and start list

Official start list, with race numbers

Brits at the Tour 2010

Tour de France 2010: Who’s riding?

Tour de France 2010: Team guide


Tour de France: Archive videos


A host of clips from classic Tours de France

2003: Centenary Tour highlights

Ladies of the Tour

Best of bizarre

1999-2005: Lance Armstrong retrospective

Behind the scenes at the Tour

Thrills and spills at the Tour

1991-1995: the Indurain years

1989: LeMond and Fignon

Tour de France 1999: Lance Armstrong

Tour de France 1999: Guerini’s stage win


Tour de France 2010: TV schedule


British ITV4 and Eurosport Tour coverage schedules

Tour de France 2010: Related links
Tour de France: The jerseys, what they are and what they mean
Potted history of the Tour de France
14 October 2009: 2010 Tour de France route revealed
14 October 2009: CW’s analysis of the 2010 Tour de France route
Tour de France 2009: Cycling Weekly coverage index for last year’s race
The closest Tours in history
Brits in the Tours: From Robinson to Wiggins
ANC-Halfords: The last British team to ride the Tour de France

  • Conrad Hamer

    Can anyone help, want to drive to Rotterdam early Saturday morning to get there in time for the prologuet, the letour.fr site makes reference to a start for Caravane at 14.10 first at 16.15 and last at 19.32, does this mean t starts at 14.10?

  • brian elliot

    I’m going to watch the first handful of stages of the tour du france in the North.

    Can anyone tell me where i can get road closure/reopening info.

    Going by motorcycle and because of the lack of security for the bike luggage etc,need to be close to the bike whilst watching the race,and don’t want to get stuck in town centre.

    Thanks.Brian

  • john V Clark

    TOUR DE FRANCE Rotterdam 3rd July 2010.Can you help me, please? I am 72 years old and disabled.
    I am trying to get some seats/passes for the stand at the finish of the prologue on Saturday 3rd July.
    I know from my own experience at London and Cholet that not all the seats have bums on.
    Can you help me get a ticket for me and my two carers who will look after me; the alternative offered so far is get tere early, stand for about 4 hours prior to the start, and also during the course of the event, not a thing a fit man could do, let alone a 72 year old disabled person.
    Regards John V Clark

  • Liam Simington
  • Sam Browne

    Can you (yet?) say who will be covering the tour de frnace in temrs of UK TV channels?