Pack journalism: The Tour teams meet the press

The race officially starts tomorrow, but Tour hype can happen any time of year. It builds, of course, to the team presentations the day before the opening stage. Riders face a host of requirements in the week leading up to the start: medical exams, team meetings, swarming fans, and those pesky people wearing the press credentials.

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The race officially starts tomorrow, but Tour hype can happen any time of year. It builds, of course, to the team presentations the day before the opening stage. Riders face a host of requirements in the week leading up to the start: medical exams, team meetings, swarming fans, and those pesky people wearing the press credentials.

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