Chris Froome will seek to emulate Team Sky team-mate Bradley Wiggins by targeting the race leader's yellow jersey when the event opens on Corsica on June 29th.
Here we look at the select group of British riders who have worn the Tour's famous maillot jaune.
TOMMY SIMPSON (1962, one day)
The first Briton to wear the maillot jaune. Simpson died in tragic circumstances, on the ascent of Mont Ventoux at the 1967 Tour, aged just 29.
CHRIS BOARDMAN (1994, three days; 1997, one day; 1998, two days)
Boardman (pictured), now an ITV pundit, won the Tour prologue on three occasions to enjoy spells in yellow.
SEAN YATES (1994, one day)
A short-lived spell in yellow came towards the end of the Englishman's long career.
DAVID MILLAR (2000, three days)
Like Boardman before him, Millar took the yellow jersey on his Tour debut after a prologue success.
SIR BRADLEY WIGGINS (2012, 14 days)
Wiggins took the yellow jersey on stage seven of the 2012 Tour and never relinquished it, becoming the first Briton to win the event.
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