I'll be glued to it as usual, should be a great race.
Tommorows couse (like the first stage last year) is designed to let Cavendish win it - thus wear yellow the next day - so the Tour will have an iconic pictures of one of the greatest stage winners in its history to add to its archieves (Cavendish as never yet lead the race - so as never been in yellow).
The thing is he's no longer on his own as the best sprinter in the world and he was beaten to the line in 2013 by Dolph Lundgren lookalike Marcel Kittel and I think the same will happen again.
Even if he doesn't Kittel's team mate John Degenkolb and the gorilla of a man Andre Greipel will both be hard to beat.
As for the overall race I think it will be closest in years. Froome will start as favourite but his preparations for the race have been a bit naff - he pulled out of one race sick and another because he fell off his bike and hurt himself!
His main rival (an who was once banned for drug taking!) is Alberto Contador, from Spain, who as been on top form recently.
These two will be joined by Italian Vincenzo Nibali, who I suspect, all things being equal, will make up the top three.
Froome should win it, but his team, Sky, seems to be weeker than the last few years - no Bradley Wiggins (rightly so to) and a couple of cycling pensioners in their late 30's in the team of nine.
Then again Contador as just lost his right hand man Roman Kreuziger, yet another who has fallen foul of the drugs police!
The ace up Froome sleeve is that on the last full day of racing - not the jolly into Paris - there is the only Time Trial stage of this years Tour - where the rider rides alone against the clock, and Froome is usually that much better than his two other main rivals.
So if Froome is in top form and his team is strong enough to support him, he should win but things in the Tour never always go to plan!
It should be fun and if you've never watched it before (I believe it will be on ITV) you're depriving yourself of a treat.
A month of pure theatre.
Better than any soap, with wonderful countryside thrown in - even in Yorkshire!
Enjoy it - I know I will!