Don't know a peloton from an echelon? Relax-the Tour is complicated. Here's a fast and light summary of how cycling's greatest race is run.
Heinz Stücke: Pedaling the Planet
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Don't miss out: Make plans now to experience the classic rites of summer
Don't let Lance hog the fun. Here's how to ride your own epic stage of the world's greatest cycling race.
Nothing is too wild for the adventure pilgrims who converge on Voss, Norway, for summer thrills
Downshift into a Mediterranean pace and spin like Lance in Spain's Catalonian hideaway
The growing pains of a man-child and world champion