The 100th Tour De France will begin today with 212km stage one from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia in Corsica.
Last year's runner-up to Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, will lead Team Sky and is favourite to become the second British winner.
Wiggins is unable to compete this year due to illness and injury.
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