The 2010 Tour de France, which starts in Rotterdam on Saturday, has the largest contingent of home-grown riders since 1968 and a British-based team in Sky.
Ace sprinter Mark Cavendish, veteran David Millar, national road champion Geraint Thomas and Tour debutants Jeremy Hunt and Dan Lloyd give an insight into what is involved and who might win.
Tour de France 2010
Start: 3 July, Rotterdam Finish: 25 July, Paris
Listen to the final hour of every stage on the BBC Sport website (UK only), with selected stages on BBC 5 live sports extra
; Watch live on Eurosport and ITV4; Live text commentary each day on BBC Sport website