It’s been a busy week but the very much awaited Tour de France is just around the corner – the 97th edition will set off tomorrow at 4.15pm (CET) and will keep cycling fans engaged for three weeks. Among these fans, three very lucky twitter followers can enjoy the action tomorrow on the prologue up, close and personal: they will have the opportunity to sit in one of BMC’s car that follows the riders during tomorrow’s stage. So be sure to follow @guidosalvekull, @MikeyS89 and @placidcasual1.

And in case you haven’t had enough of the the Tour de France craze, we have a couple of competitions going on where you can win visits to the Tour de France and more!

  • We teamed up with Eurosport to offer a VIP trip to the final stage of the Tour de France. All you need to do is to answer a simple question and enter your details. Click here to learn more.
  • Powerbar put together a stunning package for a lucky winner which includes a ride in an official car in the penultimate stage, arrival at the Pauillac finish, dinner at the Team HTC-Columbia hotel and  seats in the VIP stand at the final stage. In this case, simply buy any Powerbar drink mix in-store, online or over the phone. For complete details, follow this link.
  • Buying a Fuji bike worth more than £500 will take one lucky winner to Paris to be treated and entertained during the last two days of the race. Check out the details here

Everybody has his/her opinion who could win the Tour de France, it’s time for you to have your say! We have a Facebook competition where you can do just that. All you need to do is predict who will win the 2010 Tour de France, for a chance to win a £250 voucher! The Tour de France competition on Facebook is open until 9th July.

Last, but not least, here are a couple of pictures we snapped earlier this year, during the Giro d’Italia, when we spent a day with the BMC team. If you haven’t seen the pictures in our latest Tour de France catalog, you can find a couple of shots below.  We’ll have a similar feature for the Tour de France, so stay tuned.