The 102nd Tour de France. Are you ready? The Grand Départ is 24 days away. Utrecht is ready and the world’s biggest race is due to begin on 4 July in the Netherlands. Then it’s onward to Paris… the long way around the hexagon.
Since 2003 RIDE Media has published the Official Tour de France Guide (Australian Edition). The 2015 version has finished printing and is ready for distribution. Pre-ordered copies will be lodged with Australia Post on Thursday 11 June and the 228 page magazine will be on sale nationally next week (18 June).
The comprehensive preview looks at all the stages and offers statistics and analysis of every team in the race: 23 days, 21 stages, 22 teams, 584 riders eligible to start… one big magazine with all you need to know about the race this July.
We have made it possible to pre-order the Tour Guide online but this is now removed as the orders received have now been lodged with the mailing house, ready for distribution. Numerous bike shops have orders copies for sale and it will be available in newsagents from 18 June.
The magazine includes a giant pull-out poster, sponsored by Focus Bikes, that features a great image of Dominico Pozzovivo on the Izalco team-issue bike. On the other side is a detailed version of the map for the 102nd Tour de France. This is one aspect of what makes the Australian edition such a great collectors’ item.
Here are a few snapshots of the poster. Look out for the magazine by RIDE Media – as well as RIDE Cycling Review, issue #68 (on sale now).