Tour de France teams presented, Contador booed

Alberto Contador, Tour de France 2011 team presentation

Tour de France 2011 team presentation photo gallery by Andy Jones>>

The 198 riders taking part in this year's Tour de France readied themselves for battle on Thursday as they were paraded like gladiators in front of a 7,000-strong crowd at an extremely entertaining - and at times surreal - presentation of the race's 22 teams.

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