The Tour De France

The 100th Tour De France starts next Saturday with British hopes high for another victory. However since the withdrawal of the reigning champion Bradley Wiggins a fortnight ago, who do you reckon will be victorious? Most eyes will be on fellow Team SKY rider Chris Froome, after he was chosen to spearhead the attack. Competition will be tough no doubt with 2010 winner Andy Schleck back from injury, 2011 winner Cadel Evans still in the hunt, and controversial past winner Albertor Contador back from suspension.

The course itself will stay solely in France for the first time since 1988, and has been described by the experts as 'Brutal' and 'Viciously Hard'. Let us also not forget that British cyclist; Mark Cavendish will have the opportunity to become the first sprinter in half a century to take the yellow jersey after the opening stage due to the organisers deciding to make it a flat stage on the Island of Corsica.

As the Tour will be celebrating its 100th birthday this year, check out their official website to get your hands on some Tour merchandise or even register to compete in the amateur rider's official time-trail, days before the professionals ride the same route.