We count down the days to the Grand Départ, making our Tour predictions and planning our days so we can watch our favorite Tour de France stages, uninterrupted. Our excitement is palpable. We're not alone. Riders are itching for it to begin, too. This is the race where legends are made and stories of heroism and tenacity are forged into our collective consciousness. The countdown ends and finally, it's here. Then we're treated to three glorious weeks of cat-and-mouse, from riders at the top of their game, against the backdrop of unforgettable scenery. 21 days of team tactics and individual triumphs, until an overall victor is finally selected. Only 364 days until it comes around again.