18 July 2013 Last updated at 10:41 GMT

Tour de France 2013: Team Sky's bus - behind-the-scene view

BBC Sport's Matt Slater is given a tour of Team Sky's bus to see how the riders - including Britain's overall race leader Chris Froome - travel in style when competing in the Tour de France.

The bus, nicknamed the "Death Star" because of its black and blue livery, is complete with washing machines, a shower, meeting rooms and a kitchen area.

It is also the place where all final team briefings and tactics are discussed before each stage of the Tour commences.