The Tour de France might be long gone, but the game lives on. The very first patch for the Tour de France game that's available for Playstation 3 and Xbox has been released - although only for PS3 so far.
One of the major changes is that it's now possible to change which rider that you control on each sector of a stage. This means that you can go on attack with Rider X (e.g. Tony Martin) in the 1st part of the stage, and when you reach the final, you can switch to Rider Y (Cavendish, if it's a sprint).
The patch also opens up for additional download-able content, so "Tour de France" becomes more than just the Tour de France. According to the official announcement, Criterium International, a 3-day stage race with 1 flat stage, 1 time trial and 1 mountain stage, is set to be released as the first DLC package.
As said, the patch can be downloaded from PSN now. Xbox owners will have to be patient while waiting for Microsoft to approve the patch.
Read the full list of changes here.