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The 2015 Tour de France – Race Slideshow

Written By | Jul 25, 2015

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2015 – After the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, the Tour de France is the most watched sporting event in the world. The incredible athletic ability of the cyclists and the drama of the 21-day race thrill fans, but there is no denying the draw of the stunning French scenery along the race route.

Stage 13 results: Long hot day in the saddle at the Tour de France

You don’t have to be a cycling fan or even a sports fan at all to enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains, valleys, vineyards and fields, coastline and even the cows along the way.

As the 2015 Tour de France comes to a close, join the riders in lifting a glass of champagne and offering this toast: “Vive le Tour, Vive la France!”


  • All four Tour leaders kept their jerseys today after Stage 6. Photo: LeTour.com/ASO
  • That's how close the finish was Friday at the Tour de France, with Mateo Trentin edging Peter Sagan by a tire width. Photo: ASO
    That's how close the finish was Friday at the Tour de France, with Mateo Trentin edging Peter Sagan by a tire width. Photo: ASO
  • Vincenzo Nibali salutes his baby daughter Emma as he crosses the line to win Stage 10 at the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    Vincenzo Nibali salutes his baby daughter Emma as he crosses the line to win Stage 10 at the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Stage 10 at the Tour de France was sheer survival for most cyclists. Photo: Vincenzo Nibali salutes his baby daughter Emma as he crosses the line to win Stage 10 at the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Tony Gallopin of Lotto Belisol wins Stage 11. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    Tony Gallopin of Lotto Belisol wins Stage 11. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Roman Bardet, Vincenzo Nibali, and Joaquim Rodriguez at the start of Stage 12. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Scenery on Stage 12 of the Tour de France on Thursday. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    Scenery on Stage 12 of the Tour de France on Thursday. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Tejay Van Garderen and Romain Bardet were among the best of the rest on Stage 13 at the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    Tejay Van Garderen and Romain Bardet were among the best young riders at the 2014 Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Vicenzo Nibali (right) crushed his rivals on Stage 13 Friday at the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    Vicenzo Nibali (right) crushed his rivals on Stage 13 Friday at the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Vicenzo Nibali celebrates his stage win at the Tour de France Friday. Vicenzo Nibali (right) crushed his rivals on Stage 13 Friday at the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Tour rookie Rafal Majka of Poland won Saturday’s Alpine mountain stage. Photo: ASO/X.Bourgois
    Tour rookie Rafal Majka of Poland won Saturday’s Alpine mountain stage. Photo: ASO/X.Bourgois
  • King of the Mountains rider Joaquim Rodriguez gets points in his battle with Vincenzo Nibali. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    King of the Mountains rider Joaquim Rodriguez scores points in his battle with Vincenzo Nibali. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Vicenzo Nibali under stormy skies on Stage 15. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    Vicenzo Nibali under stormy skies on Stage 15. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • The peloton rides through the beautiful Gordes region with its 12th century castle. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    The peloton rides through the beautiful Gordes region with its 12th century castle. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • Martin Elmiger and Jack Bauer head for the finish after 135 miles. Photo: ASO/G.Demouveaux
    Martin Elmiger and Jack Bauer head for the finish after 135 miles. Photo: ASO/G.Demouveaux
  • Alexander Kristoff gets his second stage win at the 2014 Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    Alexander Kristoff gets his second stage win at the 2014 Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • The breakaway group including eventual stage winner Michael Rogers (second from left). Photo: Presse Sports/J.Prevost
    The breakaway group including eventual stage winner Michael Rogers (second from left). Photo: Presse Sports/J.Prevost
  • Australian Michael Rogers is elated crossing the finish line to win Stage 16. Photo: ASO/X.Bourgois
    Australian Michael Rogers is elated crossing the finish line to win Stage 16. Photo: ASO/X.Bourgois
  • The breakaway group including eventual stage winner Michael Rogers (second from left). Photo: Presse Sports/J.Prevost
    The breakaway group including eventual stage winner Michael Rogers (second from left). Photo: Presse Sports/J.Prevost
  • The breakaway riders didn't have a lot of time to enjoy the scenery on Stage 16, but the spectators can at the Tour de France. Photo: The breakaway group including eventual stage winner Michael Rogers (second from left). Photo: Presse Sports/J.Prevost
  • Ramunas Navardauskas becomes the first Lithuanian rider to win a stage of the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    Ramunas Navardauskas becomes the first Lithuanian rider to win a stage of the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
  • The peloton navigated rough, rainy roads on Stage 19 of the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade
    The peloton navigated rough, rainy roads on Stage 19 of the Tour de France. Photo: ASO/B.Bade




Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.