Yes tomorrow is le Grand Depart in the 2010 Tour de France from Rotterdam. There will be cobbles, mountains and the thrills to come over the next three weeks.

So let’s start with the classic* Kraftwerk song.

This year marks the hundredth year of the mountains as a part of the tour, yeah the Pyrenees were first included in the 1910 edition of the race. The Col du Tormalet is being climbed twice in this years tour. So here is one of the approaches to and descents from the summit quicker than the peleton will manage.

If your not convinced that the Tour is for you, bear in mind we have Brits in Mark Cavendish who will be competing for the sprints most days having won six stages last year and Bradley Wiggins going for a better place than his fourth overall last year as the head of the BSkyB team. Here are some of the highlights from last year.


*Yes I do have this on vinyl in my collection.

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