Images: Yuzuru Sunada
It's hard to believe, but the 2011 Tour de France is upon us. The peloton has descended upon the Vendée region of France to prepare for Saturday's Grand Départ. In preparation, peloton offers you a photograph apéritif to begin the journey. Looking back, looking ahead. Three weeks of racing will crown a worthy winner in Paris, with a daily dose of drama to carry us through the month of July. To the riders and fans alike, we wish you bon courage!