Cyclists, 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.
In 2013, British cyclist 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 Spain’s Alberto Contador (@albertocontador) and Alejandro Valverde (@alejanvalverde), and Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali (@vincenzonibali).
Breakaways, sprints, climbs … Twitter will cheer for the # TDF
Of course, you can support your favorite 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 of the race on the go, @letour has created 4 dedicated accounts in French, English, Spanish and German.
You can also follow all of Tour de France’s official accounts on this list.
Your Tweet, right where the action takes place
This year, Twitter will be at the heart of the race.
Those who will be 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 Tour de France route.
You can also discover some of the great Tweets published throughout the race, on the Social Corner developed by @letour.
Tweet your support to your favorite cycler with #TDF !
By sending a Tweet or Vine using #TDF, you can become a participant in the world’s greatest cycling race. Enjoy!