Tantalizingly poised Tour de France saving its best for last

NIMES, France (AP) — A Tour de France jam-packed with unexpected plot twists is saving its biggest surprise for last. With six riders within reach of the podium heading into the toug...

Eat your greens: Tour deep into fermented cabbage country

COLMAR, France (AP) — There are two types of French people: Those who relish the savory-sweet tang of choucroute and those immune to the charms of the shredded and fermented chewy cabbage. ...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: The Alps, more than some can chew

ROMANS-SUR-ISERE, France (AP) — Both for Tour de France riders and for gastronomes, the race's entry Wednesday into the Alps presents a big challenge. The mountains are the highest of this Tour and co...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Chestnuts and Rhone Valley delights

LE PUY-EN-VELAY, France (AP) — After 2,600 kilometers (1,600 miles) of racing, the Tour de France has saved some of its best gastronomic and cultural treats for last. Oh, and let's not forget the race...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pilgrims and lentils on Tour's Stage 15

RODEZ, France (AP) — Having scaled the Jura and Vosges mountains in the east and the Pyrenees in the south, the Tour de France winds into the Massif Central, the fourth of five ranges the race is ridi...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Picnics and medieval booze for Stage 13

After days of indulgence, there will only be time for quick picnics for the roadside spectators on Stage 13 of the Tour de France on Friday. The shortest route of this year's race, a...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: James Bond, ancient stew and rare grapes

PAU, France (AP) — It's a shame that Tour de France riders will be too busy pedaling for a restaurant stop on Thursday. Because in the Pyrenees, as they scale mountain climbs steep e...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Boiled chicken, fit for a lusty king

BERGERAC, France (AP) — After the heavy, duck-based dishes of France's southwest, time for solid mountain fare. Venturing into the Pyrenees — a perennial fixture of the Tour de Franc...