The 2011 Tour de France starts on Saturday, July 2 – but you probably already knew that… What you might not know is that the most important part of the Tour starts on Tuesday, July 5. That’s the return of Cycling Weekly’s ever-popular live and interactive text updates, brought to you in association with Halfords.
We’ll be covering all of the key weekday stages during this year’s Tour de France with our live text service. Updates will be posted up by our commentary team throughout the selected stages, with photos from our reporters at the Tour and CW photographers Graham Watson and Andy Jones.
The most important contributor to the live coverage is you. We encourage all of our readers to post up their own comments, questions and whatever else they fancy.
All of the coverage happens in one automatically updated window, no need to constantly press refresh. It’s also small enough to hide behind a spreadsheet on your work computer. Not that we’re recommending that you do that, of course.
This year’s live text coverage is brought to you in association with Halfords.
The live text updates are part of our comprehensive array of 2011 Tour de France coverage, which includes: breaking news, stage reports, photo galleries, daily video highlights, interviews, previews, analysis, blogs, comment, Brit watch and much more. Find out more in our 2011 Tour de France coverage index>>
Come and join us.
Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s live text coverage schedule
Stage 4, Tues Jul 5, Lorient to Mûr-de-Bretagne (sprint)
Stage 5, Weds Jul 6, Carhaix to Cap Fréhel (sprint)
Stage 6, Thurs Jul 7, Dinan to Lisieux (sprint)
Stage 7, Fri Jul 8, Le Mans to Châteauroux (sprint)
Stage 10, Tues Jul 12, Aurillac to Carmaux (sprint)
Stage 11, Weds Jul 13, Blaye-les-Mines to Lavaur (sprint)
Stage 12, Thurs Jul 14, Cugnaux to Luz-Ardiden (mountains)
Stage 13, Fri Jul 15, Pau to Lourdes (mountains)
Stage 16, Tues Jul 19, Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Gap (rolling)
Stage 17, Weds Jul 20, Gap to Pinerolo (mountains)
Stage 18, Thurs Jul 21, Pinerolo to Galibier-Serre Chevalier (mountains)
Stage 19, Fri Jul 22, Modane Valfréjus to Alpe-d’Huez (mountains)
Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index