One of our favorite sporting events finally begins! There's nothing quite like watching the peloton fly through the gorgeous fields and mountains of France. Doping scandals have been awful for every fan's morale, but I can't help it - I've got to watch the race. There's something epic about this thing. Even better: it's the 100th edition of the Tour.
Oh, and someone to watch: Yukiya Arashiro of Japan is on Team Eurocar. Back in 2009, I'd noted that he and Fumiyuki Beppu were the first Japanese participants to finish the race. This is Arashiro's fourth Tour.