The production is complete: Australia’s largest and most popular cycling magazine is now being distributed. The 2018 Official Tour de France Guide (Australian edition) – in shops around the country from 18 June.

The basics are spelled out on the cover: ‘TV viewing companion.’ ‘Your complete preview: all you need to know about the race.’ ‘21 stages.’ ‘22 teams.’ ‘3,350km: 7-29 July 2018…’

Also: ‘Richie Porte – a favourite for the yellow jersey in 2018.’

Then: ‘Michael Matthews – ready to defend the green jersey.’

And, of course: ‘Pure Tour! Bonus – huge map poster.’


It’s almost Tour de France time and the annual tradition continues: Australia’s favourite cycling magazine soon to be released.

With 212 pages packed with information about the Tour de France, this is the ideal TV viewing companion. It is your complete preview. And it comes with a huge pull-out poster (600mm x 952mm) with a detailed map of the route to be used for the 105th Tour de France.


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Follow RIDE Media during the 105th Tour de France.

The Australian influence at the Tour de France continues to grow. In 2018, Richie Porte is one of the genuine favourites for the yellow jersey. Michael Matthews, the winner of two stages in 2017, is in fine form and ready to defend the green jersey he won last year. And SBS TV will again be broadcasting the complete race, live every stage for three weeks this July.

Be sure to get the Official Tour de France Guide (Australian edition) for the full preview of what promises to be a most exciting race.

Understand the stages, get to know the teams… follow the action and cheer on the best cyclists in the world.


– Available in shops from 18 June 2018. –

Inside the Official Tour de France Guide (Australian edition) – the giant pull-out map of the complete route: 600mm x 952mm.

RIDE Media has published the Official Tour de France Guide (Australian edition) since 2003. The 2018 version is your comprehensive preview of the big race and includes interviews with Richie Porte, Michael Matthews, Peter Sagan, Romain Bardet…

We rate the title contenders and explain the strengths and weaknesses of each team. We list every sprint, every climb, every town and city that lines the route of this three-week sporting festival. It’s going to be quite a month of racing.

Visit your newsagents from 18 June and make sure you get a copy before the race begins.

Are you ready for the Grand Départ?

Be sure to have your copy of the Official Tour de France Guide before the big loop begins on 7 July 2018.

Pre-ordered magazines have been lodged with Australia Post today (12 June 2018).


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RIDE Media will be back in France in July, reporting from every stage of the Tour de France for the 21st year. Get your preview to the big race and follow the action online at