Since 2003, RIDE Media has published the Official Tour de France Guide (Australian edition). This is a  comprehensive preview of the race, released in June each year. You can pre-order your copy now!

The Official Tour de France Guide (Australian edition) is part of an annual tradition for sports enthusiasts. Released in June, it provides a comprehensive preview of the world’s biggest bike race.

Australia boasts one of the favourites for the title of the 105th edition. Richie Porte is the leader of his BMC Racing team and the Tasmanian is a genuine prospect for the win in 2018.


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The 2018 Tour de France is on from 7-29 July and the route traces a clockwise course around France.

Starting in the Vendée region, the peloton will race through Brittany, up towards the Belgian border and rendezvous with the cobbled roads made famous by races like Paris-Roubaix. The entourage will then travel in a southerly direction towards the challenges of France’s two main mountain massifs – first up: the Alps, followed by a dramatic finale in the Pyrenees.


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Pre-order your copy of the 2018 Official Tour de France Guide before 1 June and receive free delivery of Australia’s favourite cycling magazine, complete with a huge pull-out poster of the route of the 105th edition.

The annual Official Tour de France Guide is a collectable magazine that is published in June each year. 

The video above offers a quick glimpse at the 2017 edition of the Official Tour de France Guide, the 15th annual release by RIDE Media.

Inside the 2018 edition, you’ll find the usual inclusions: interviews and profiles on the favourite riders, commentary on all the teams by former Tour champion Stephen Roche, a complete listing of all the riders racing on teams that will be part of the 105th Tour… and much more!

Our stage-by-stage preview of the route provides details of every town and city along the course, complete with maps, elevation profiles, stage start and finish times, and a little history about the Tour in each region the race visits.


– This is your ideal TV viewing companion! –


The 2018 Official Tour de France Guide will be in shops on 20 June but if you pre-order your copy, it will be delivered direct to your mailbox as soon as it has been printed.


– Pre-orders now accepted until 4 June 2018 –



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The Official Tour de France Guide is published by RIDE Media as part of a licensing agreement with Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), organisers of the Tour de France. Our territories are Australia and New Zealand.

The magazine will be available in newsagents and selected bike shops in Australia and New Zealand.


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