Welcome, one and all, to Podium Cafe’s coverage of the 2019 Tour de France!
We’ll be bringing you daily previews and live threads from Saturday’s first stage right through to the last Sunday of July when an exhausted peloton reach Paris. Before we start, though, we’ve got plenty to get you ready for the race.
As ever, we have the best damn mountain preview on the internet. Will has climbed most of the peaks in this race and brings you his thoughts here.
We’ve looked across the 21 stages of the race and four of us have taken turns to pick the most exciting. You can read our stage draft here.
Just excited about the race in general (and sad about Cav)? Join Conor for a wide-ranging chat.
In coming days, we’ll be posting more and more here, including the case for (and against) the four race favourites and a host of outsiders.