Mark Cavendish hopes to bounce back from his Harrogate horror to return to winning ways at the Tour de France.
The lads working hard in Utrecht…
Alberto Contador hopes his body can remain intact for the next three weeks as he bids to become the first man to win the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia in the same year for the first time in 17 years.
Luke Rowe is ready to selflessly flog himself at the Tour de France to aid the cause of Team Sky leader Chris Froome.
Rowe is one of five Britons in the Team Sky squad which is geared around Froome reclaiming the yellow jersey he won in 2013.
Here are some of the best photos from Thursday's pre-race jamboree, which saw the competing teams arrive by boat. This is the Netherlands, after all, but no doubt many of the riders couldn't wait to reach dry land ahead of Saturday's individual time trial in and around Utrecht.
GoPro have teamed up with ASO to become the official camera of the Tour de France which means that we'll likely see some amazing on-board shots - just like in the video above.
By mounting cameras to bikes as riders take on the 21-stage race, the footage will take cycling fans inside of the peloton.
Mark Cavendish believes his build-up to the Tour de France has been ideal.
The 30-year-old from the Isle of Man has won 25 Tour stages in his previous eight appearances at the race, but finished the 2014 edition on the Tarmac on the opening stage in Yorkshire.