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Handbook: How to Create an Exciting Tour de France Program in Your Indoor Cycling Studio

TDF_ebook_cover-233x3001b Everything you need at your fingertips to create a very exciting Tour de France program at your club! In the accompanying video to this handbook, you’ll learn most of the important information you need to know about the Tour de France in order to simulate the exciting stages in your class profiles. This handbook accompanies the Powerpoint presentation videos below, and expands in detail on several areas including tips on how to simulate each type of stage and how to coach various attacks and rider strategies and a lot more!

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2012 ICA Tour de France Video Presentation

Le Tour De France - ICA 2012 from Indoor Cycling Association on Vimeo.

Profiles from the 2012 Tour de France

Stage 3: Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer 197 km

"The Rolling Hills Near the Coast" by Jennifer Sage


Fly over video of Stage 3

Stage 9: Arc-et-Senans to Besançon 41.5 km

"A Time Trial Simulation" by Robert Baldi 


Fly over video of Stage 9

Stage10: Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine  192.5 km

"The Brutal Col du Grand Colombier" by Tom Scotto


Fly over video of Stage 10

Stage 11: Albertville to La Toussuire - Les Sybelles 148 km

"Shakedown On The Alps" by Robert Baldi

Fly over video of Stage 11

Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon to Peyragudes 143.5 km

"Bagnères de Luchon to Peyragudes" by Jennifer Sage


Fly over video of Stage 17

Stage 20: Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Élysées 120 km

"Champagne On The Champs" by Robert Baldi


Fly over video of Stage 20

2012 Bonus Section

Bonus 1: Resources, Resources, Resources

In this handout are dozens of resources where you can download profiles of the stages and learn more about the riders,the teams, the history of the Tour, the towns, and the racing strategy. I’ve also provided several excellent resources from where to purchase Tour de France products to use as prizes and incentives.You could simply Google “Tour de France Teams”or something similar and come up with literally thousands of websites to peruse, but we’ve done the filtering for you and present to you here the best of the best. This will literally save you potentially many, many hours of research!



Bonus 2: The Tour Is Won In The Mountains!

Here is all the information you’ll need regarding the big mountains of the Tour de France. In this handout I provide you with links to the actual elevation profiles of each of the 2012 major climbs, the profile from the Tour de France website, and the details on the system of categorizing the climbs and assigning King of the Mountain points for the KOM jersey competition.



Bonus 3: Soundbites For Your TDF Commentary

These guys are indisputably the most entertaining cycling announcers there are, appearing on the US television station Versus. Phil and Paul are known around the world as the “Voice of Cycling”The sound bites on these pages are acquired from many years of taking notes while watching the Tour de France on television. The colorful metaphors and analogies they use sprinkled throughout your own commentary will increase the excitement of your indoor stages. “Updated from 2011"



Bonus 4: Attacks, Counterattacks and Blocking!

A compilation of racing tips on how and when to attack, counterattack and block. By reading these tips, an instructor will understand in more depth how to implement these kinds of strategies and cues into a profile of a stage; it will be more authentic when you cue an attack or counterattack at a more appropriate time in the race. I’ve also given you the source where I found it, so you can dig deeper into their website for even more information.



Bonus 5: How about some French music for your TDF profiles?

Here is a compilation of over 200 songs that I’ve been gathering over the years. I rated the best ones from 3-5 stars. If it has 4 or 5 stars, you don’t want to miss it. The 5-star songs are absolute Must-Haves for your TDF stages.



Bonus 6: Royalty-free Tour de France photos for your use

Jennifer Sage has attended numerous stages of the Tour de France in the past and is making many of her past photos available for you to use as you see fit. Perhaps project images on a screen as you teach your class. These high resolution photos are from the 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2013 Tour de France.