Those of you disappointed that the Giro d’Italia drew to a close may be consoled by the fact that the build-up to the 2011 Tour de France has now begun.
And there’s surely no better way to prepare for the biggest event in professional cycling than to grab a copy of the official guide, on sale today (3 June) and available for pre-order here.
The 228-page Official Tour de France Guide 2011 includes exclusive interviews with the key players, official maps, stage profiles and dramatic book extracts from riders of the past. Priced £9.99, you’ll also get a DVD of highlights from last year’s race. To buy a copy of the guide, click here.