Friday File: Contenders not pretenders

"It's not a typical Tour route. On paper it looks like it could be very hard to control, which helps me. The big climbs are in there but the mountain stages are shorter than usual. That could be good for me. That really could be good."
- Simon Yates

Team Bahrain Merida out for a ride today.

Double British champion Steve Cummings 
looks for a stage win

A look back...

1961 Tour de thirst