Just to prove that just about anything can be made into a video game, Cyanide Studios announces a Tour de France game. That’s right, Tour de France.

From the press release:

    Focus Home Interactive is pleased to announce that Le Tour de France, one of the most prestigious and popular sporting events in the world, is arriving on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for the first time this Summer.

    Tour de France: The Official Game is developed by Cyanide (the studio that brought you the famous PC series P ro Cycling Manager) and will release on July 1st in Europe.

    Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide says, “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 perfectly works 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.”

    While the series on PC, Pro Cycling Manager, is more team strategy-oriented and concerns management over a full season, Tour de France: The Official Game focuses on the biggest cycling event: Le Tour de France, where you control a single rider in each of the 21 official stages playable in the game.

    Tour de France: The Official Game will enable you to fight shoulder to shoulder with the greatest cycling champions during intense stages full of twists and turns! Manage the efforts of your riders over the grueling stages and ride honorably to gain the respect of the pack. Your loyalty and your actions will shape your reputation throughout the competition and will allow you to renew or destroy strategies and alliances which often prove decisive in this massive 21 stage race.

    Nerves of steel, top physical shape and subtle tactics are required to win the Tour de France and its most prestigious jerseys, including the coveted and legendary yellow jersey!