Tour de France Style on a Budget

Posted on 07/05/2011

The 98th run of the Tour de France began July 2nd and races on until July 24. It’s made up of 21 stages, covering a total distance of more than 2,131 miles. Feeling inspired by Andy Schleck or Alberto Contador? They may be outfitted with thousands of dollars worth of gear, but here are sources offering Tour de France Style on a Budget.

Official Tour de France Store - It’s not quite the yellow jersey, but it is the right color. The yellow Tour de France logo t-shirt available in the official Tour de France store sells for $18.99 and comes in kids and adult sizes.

Hincapie Sportswear - Pick up a BMC Racing Team cap, just like the one cyclist George Hincapie will be wearing throughout the race. This quick-drying, lightweight Nylon version of a European classic is just $9.99 at Semi-Annual Sale - From June 24 through July 14 you can score great deals on discounted gear at The semi-annual sale offers great deals including half off of select styles of men’s and women’s cycling shorts. Outlet - The quantities may be limited, but the deals are plentiful in the online outlet. Save more than 50% on this long sleeve jersey and $30 on this pair of cycling shoes. Weekly Deals - Think of it like Gilt, but just for outdoor gear. offers insider pricing at as much as 70% below retail on popular cycling brands. You must be a member, but it’s free to join. Deals only stay active for a week—or until they sell out. And there’s a good chance the Tour de France will cause a little competition among shoppers.

By Alison Storm

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