Greetings, and welcome to Active.com's coverage of the 2007 Tour de France. In addition to daily news and results, you can expect behind-the-scenes information from the 94th "Grand Boucle" as it kicks off in London for the first time ever, and circumnavigates France over the course of three weeks.
Martin will also take part in July 16th's l'Etape de Tour, riding with friend and Sports Illustrated correspondent Austin Murphy over the 196-kilometer distance (122 miles) from Foix to Loudenvielle, the site of the 15th stage of the race a week later on July 23.
New this year, look for video highlights from the Tour as well. Jessi Stensland will follow the race from the opening prologue to the final ride down the Champs-Elysee, providing you-are-there glimpses of the excitement and pageantry associated with cycling's greatest event.
This third, guest blog will feature current and former pro cyclists, each presenting their take on the events unfolding in France. Expect to see some familiar names posting here throughout the duration of the Tour.
Finally, don't forget to sign up for Active's daily e-newsletter, delivering the latest news from the 2007 Tour de France--as well as your chance to win a trip for two to the 2008 Tour.