The legendary Mont Ventoux, being described in literature as "the road to hell" as early as the 14th century, will be the final of this years Tour de France. The yellow jersey seems pretty much taken but the places 2/5 in the GC are in for a serious reshuffle.
To get in the mood, here's a nice documentary about the famous climb and it's history.
A combination of Dutch and French but well worth watching even if it's just for the amazing images and historic footage.
Besides the historic footage there's also an interview with Eddy Merckx.
For everybody who wants to watch Saturday's stage live there will be a screening at the Haggerston bar. Details can be found in an earlier July entry.