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The most anticipated sporting event, the Tour de France begins today and fans will be excited to see their riders take off on the bicycles for a 5.5-mile joy ride, which is formally called the prologue, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

image The 1st official stage of “Tour de France” commences tomorrow kicking-off with a 138.9-mile ride from Rotterdam to Brussels, Belgium. Subsequently, the riders will go through 20 more stages to conclude in Paris, France on July 25.

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Last year’s winner is hoping eagerly to take this years title too. Alberto Contador is perceptibly out to win yet again this year, while competitor Lance Armstrong is unquestionably trying hard for the win in his last year of taking the race, although we’ve know that even earlier. Lance took home 7 straight titles from 1999 to 2005, and desires to end the tenure with a bang. Meanwhile, Contador has won twice.

Armstrong, 38, said when he spoke to the press

"With my age, and the explosiveness of the other guys, my own struggles with the time trials in the last couple of years. We’ll have to be smart, to be a bit lucky, to play the team card a little bit."

For the 2nd year consecutively, the LIVESTRONG.com will be providing live commentary for the duration of the Tour de France. Follow them daily straight through next 3 weeks as they take in all the events during what would be Lance Armstrong’s final appearance at the renowned bicycle race on the professional racing calendar.