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101ST TOUR DE FRANCE

Scandals on heels of 2013 champ

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 3, 2014 at 3:15 a.m.

2009 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, who lost the 2010 title in a doping case, has been in strong form during pre-Tour events.

Tour de France

WHAT A 21-stage cycling event

WHEN Saturday-July 27

DEFENDING CHAMPION Chris Froome (Great Britain)

STAGE 1 Begins Saturday in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and finishes in Harrogate. It is a relatively flat stage that covers 119 miles.

Tour de France defending champion Chris Froome is feeling the pressure ahead of Saturday's start to the 2014 race.

Tour de France

WHAT A 21-stage cycling event

WHEN Saturday-July 27

DEFENDING CHAMPION Chris Froome (Great Britain)

STAGE 1 Begins Saturday in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and finishes in Harrogate. It is a relatively flat stage that covers 119 miles.

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