For some reason, I really got into watching the Tour de France this year. I really enjoyed watching the different portions of the race and learning about how it is run. I've never really paid much attention to it until this year.
Another reason I enjoyed the Tour so much this year, was that I was able to see a lot of the European countryside. The villages and towns that the cyclists get to ride through is breathtaking and makes me want to plan my trip to Europe even more. Here are a few pictures I found of this year's tour.
I love how in the first one Contador looks like he knows that he is going to win!
All pictures via Le Tour de France website.