A look at Nelson Mandela's impact on the sporting world in pictures.
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The stunning views of the countryside
The expert commentators
Watching a sprint finish to a stage
Seeing the riders toil in the mountains
With his own team supporting him, he'll challenge for overall honours
He'll do well, but no better than third again
Age will finally catch up with him. At 39 he'll be too old to be a factor
Absolutely, he'll be an eight-time champion at the end of the race
Doubt it, he's 37 and won't have the rest of the team riding for him
Can't be bothered, everyone's in the peloton is dirty
No chance, he's over the hill
He'll come close, but Alberto Contador is just too strong
No doubt about it. New team, no in-fighting... it's a sure thing!
Not one rider has failed a doping test
Lance Armstrong looks unlikely to add an eighth title to his CV
Two riders were shot by supporters using airguns alongside the road
Mark Cavendish is virtually unbeatable in sprint finishes
a 61-year-old woman was killed while watching
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