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The sports director Charly Wegelius talking race strategy with the American team EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale ahead of stage eight of the 2018 Tour de France. Tour de France buses are one of the few places where teams can enjoy some privacy, but they also serve as offices.

What really goes on inside a Tour de France bus during those closed-door meetings

The American team EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale invited Business Insider inside its team bus for one of its daily meetings. Here's what we saw behind the scenes at the world's biggest bike race.

Guy jumps his bike no-handed over the Tour de France

For a moment it actually livened up a rather boring part of the race.
Front row, from left: Chris Froome, Romain Bardet, and Rigoberto Urán.

176 riders started the Tour de France, but only these 6 have a shot at winning

"Fewer than 10 guys can win, for sure, but probably that number is three or four, realistically," US team boss Jonathan Vaughters told Business Insider on Wednesday. But why? See the explanation — and the contenders — here.

The cycling world can’t stop talking about Sunday’s hellish-looking Tour de France stage. Here’s the bike the best American classics...

Sunday's stage nine of the Tour de France has been the most talked-about, and most feared, day of the race. On the nearly 100-mile stage in northern France the riders will tackle 13.5 miles of punishing cobblestones. It promises to be can't-miss racing.

The shocking number of calories Tour de France cyclists burn each day

Each day participants ride, on average, about 110 miles and burn some 6,071 calories. Here's how many jelly donuts you'd have to eat to generate enough energy to keep up with a Tour de France cyclist on race day.
We ranked the 22 Tour de France teams' bikes.

The Tour de France bikes, ranked

The Tour de France brings out the lightest and fastest bikes, and sometimes the best-looking. We visited the 22 teams to check out each squad's line. Here are the best-looking bikes at the Tour, ranked from "meh" to "ooh!"

We just got up close with the Tour de France leader’s yellow road machine — take a look

Before stage four of the Tour got underway on Tuesday, BMC let Business Insider have a quick close-up look of the race leader's custom-painted yellow bike. See photos of Greg van Avermaet's handsome, understated, classic-looking Teammachine SLR01.
Riders on the EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale team, like everyone else in the cycling world, are eager to get the 105th Tour de France underway on Saturday.

I just went inside America’s coolest Tour de France team’s critical race recon — here’s what I saw

Business Insider got the opportunity to see the EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale team in action as it reconned the TTT course, two days before the Tour's start. Here's what we saw.

Inside the Tour de France: Top US team boss blasts ‘arrogant’ juggernaut Sky — and reveals how he could beat them

We sat down with Jonathan Vaughters, the head of the EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale team. He talked about the Chris Froome case and what it means for cycling and his own team's goal for this year's Tour. Vaughters' star rider, Rigoberto Uran, placed second in last year's race.