This minilesson includes a reading passage of informational text about the Tour de France along with a 10 slide Powerpoint presentation to help structure discussion. The passage is 459 words (1 full page in 12 point font). To assess students' reading comprehension there are 10 multiple choice questions. These are aligned to the 7th grade Common Core Language Arts standards, but they are suitable for grades 6 through 9. They are excellent standardized test preparation questions. There are also 5 open ended writing prompts to get students thinking. Finally, there is a list of references used to create this activity.