Riders, teams, organizers, fans, journalists and celebrities from around the world are eagerly awaiting the start of the 101th Tour de France (#TDF), which will run from July 5 to July 27. And Twitter will bring cycling enthusiasts closer to the action on and off the track.
The Australian @Orica_GreenEdge team are all set to take Le Tour by storm once again.
While athletes from all around the globe are on their way to compete in one of the world’s toughest physical challenges.
In 2013, Christopher Froome (@Chrisfroome) from @TeamSky won the race and wore the yellow jersey (@maillotjaunelcl) down the Champs Elysées.
This year he will face strong competitors such as Alberto Contador (@albertocontador), Vincenzo Nibali (@vincenzonibali) or Alejandro Valverde (@alejanvalverde).
Breakaways, sprints, climbs … Twitter will cheer for the #TDF
Of course, you can support your favourite cyclists on Twitter throughout the 3,656km journey of the Tour de France (@LeTour). The key players in the race will provide real-time updates from the pack, taking you right where the action happens.
Follow some of the pack’s top cyclers on this list.
Follow the race with #TDF
Every day, you’ll have access to exclusive information and an inside view behind the scenes by following the Tour de France Twitter (@letour) and Vine accounts. And for those wanting to follow every minute while on the go, @letour has created four dedicated accounts in French, English, Spanish and German:
All of Tour de France’s official accounts can be found here.
To ensure you get an Australian flavour to your TDF experience, take a look at these accounts and Twitter lists:
Le Tour is an amazing TV experience, and as Twitter and TV go hand-in-hand, make sure you don’t miss a thing on the SBS broadcast by downloading the schedule into your calendar. SImply tweet @SBSTV using the word TDF and you’ll be all set.
Your Tweet, right where the action takes place
Photo credit: ASO
This year, Twitter will be at the heart of the race course, too. Those who are lucky enough to follow the #TDF on the ground will discover a selection of Tweets from the day on giant screens set up in each city along the cycling route. And you can discover some of the best Tweets posted throughout the race on the Social Corner developed by @letour.
Tweet your support to your favorite cyclist with #TDF.
By sending a Tweet or Vine using #TDF, you can participate in the world’s greatest cycling race. Enjoy!