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Gallery: 2018 Tour de France team presentation

Cycling fans welcomed riders and teams to the start of the 2018 Tour de France in Vendee.

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Tejay van Garderen will be riding in support of Richie Porte. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Fans gathered around a statue of Napoleon for the Tour de France team presentation. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Tom Dumoulin and Michael Matthews waved to the crowd. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Team Quick-Step had a great early season and will try to continue that into the Tour de France. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Vincenzo Nibali spoke when his Bahrain-Merida team was introduced. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Mark Cavendish will be trying to tie Eddy Merckx’s record of the most stage wins at the Tour de France. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Are those socks UCI legal?
Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Nairo Quintana rolled into the presentation. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Nairo Quintana is one of the favorites to win the Tour de France. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Marcel Kittel took the stage with his Katusha-Alpecin teammates. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Chris Froome didn’t get an entirely warm welcome. Some of the fans in Vendee were heard booing the defending champ. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Chris Froome and Egan Bernal were introduced to the crowd. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Geraint Thomas took a moment to contemplate at the Tour de France team presentation. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Peter Sagan is a fan favorite at the Tour. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
American Greg Daniel rolled in with Trek-Segafredo. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Rick Zabel was handing out stickers to fans at the presentation. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images