There seem to be a lot of cyclists about at the moment, most of whom like to get in the way of my car, so I can see Tour de France: The Official Game doing quite well when it hits shop shelves on 1st July for the PS3 and the Xbox 360.
The game's been developed by Cyanide Studios, who brought us the Pro Cycling Manager series on the PC, and their CEO, Patrick Pligersdorffer, had this to say about their upcoming title:
It's been a long time that we (at Cyanide) have been thinking of a cycling game especially designed for home consoles. We could not adapt to consoles what works perfectly on PC with Pro Cycling Manager, so we worked on different prototypes before achieving a satisfying result last year. Tour de France is the first important step in our quest for the ideal cycling simulation for home consoles.
The game allows you to take control of a single rider as you make your way across 21 stages of the legendary event and you'll need to gain the other athletes respect in order to forge alliances and break out tactics that can aid you on your way to victory. Of course, there are many other factors at play when it comes to winning the race, so you'll have to take these into account in order to earn the honour of wearing the prestigious yellow jersey!