Official Tour de France Guide (Australian Edition)


– On sale from 12 June 2013 –


Since 2003, RIDE Cycling Review has published the Australian version of the Official Tour de France Guide. The popularity of the event combined with the increased coverage in Australia and the success of Australian riders and the quality of the publication are all contributing factors that have helped make this title the biggest selling cycling magazine in Australia.



On 12 June this year, the Official Tour de France Guide goes on sale nationally.

With 276 pages, it is the ideal Tour viewing companion and includes information on every rider eligible to contest the 100th edition.




There are comprehensive maps, profiles and analysis of each of the 21 stages that take the peloton from the Grand Départ in Corsica to the French capital in Paris after 3,399.5km of racing.

As always, the history and beauty of the event is captured with stunning photography spanning the 109 year history of the race and commentary from experts on the Tour de France including the race director Christian Prudhomme, five-time champion Bernard Hinault, competition director Jean-François Pescheux, cycling journalists like Jean-François Quenet, Giles Le Roc’h, Christophe Penot, and Rob Arnold.

For the second successive year, the Official Tour Guide also includes a massive pull-out poster with the complete route thanks to one of our sponsors, Specialized.

You can buy the Official Tour Guide in newsagents and book shops from 12 June onward or order online here.


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The Tour de France is the biggest annual sporting event in the world and it’s never been so popular in Australia. It was once considered something of a novelty that “our” riders contested the race but that has changed significantly in recent years. The nation now has a champion (from the 2011 race), multiple stage winners, and its own team competing against the finest cyclists in the world.

Inside the 2013 Australian edition of the Official Tour de France Guide you’ll find plenty of information about the 100th edition as well as wonderful photos, expert commentary, curious trivia, details on the equipment used by the riders, stats on the competitors, profiles and maps of each stage, and much more!


Equipment from the years… a photo special by Bruno Bade with bikes from several champions since 1903.


Listings of every team and every eligible rider for the 100th Tour de France…


Comprehensive stage listings complete with maps, profiles, commentary and history…

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RIDE Media publishes both the Official Tour de France Guide (Australian Edition) as well as RIDE Cycling Review, a quarterly magazine all about cycling.
RIDE Cycling Review is now available in a digital format via Zinio.





Author: rob@ride

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