The Tour de France 2012

The tour de France 2012 starts on Saturday, June 30, with 6.1-kilometer prologue in the streets of Liege. On Sunday, 22 July be the peloton on the Champs Elysees after the three-week course. With nearly 100 individual time trial kilometers trail seems made for riders like Cadel Evans, Alberto Contador and type that Bradley Wiggins.

Period prior to the official announcement

Eight days before the official announcement on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, appeared on the Internet suddenly an article that contained all the start and finish points of the 21 stages of the Tour de France in 2012. After reading this article, there was much criticism of the possible tracks, which, according to many, with only three arrivals uphill time trial and nearly one hundred of kilometers to be suitable for an exciting Tour de France.The leaked article quickly deleted from the air, but then it was all information already contained the leaked to the media world. But it was to wait until October 18, the official publication of the joint.Until then, it is not yet know how the rides it would look like exactly.

General information

Exactly one hundred years after the first time a Belgian cyclist won a stage in the Tour of France, Belgium, regains the right to host the start of the Tour de France. In Liège, riders on the first day of competition make a prologue over 6.1 km, after which the first road race of 198 kilometers leading riders from Liège to Seraing. This flat stage has a treacherous Castle, where a rider like Gilbert normally with the victory in the battle to be able to go.
In the second step the end packaging in Wallonia Tournai, where Wouter Wachin 2010 in Circuit Franco?Belge, his last professional victory booked. When you cross the border into France, where apart from a little trip to Switzerland to the rest of the Tour de France 2012 will be held. In the fourth stage, the sprinters are likely to fail again because the trail is quite heavy. A day later, they are likely to get their money back, with a bunch sprint in Rouen. Although the wind will play an important role at this stage, given that the peloton 100 kilometers along the coast going bikes.
The eighth stage is the first stage after the prologue in which classification riders will probably bake. The drive has an uphill finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, a climb so?? s 6 km at an average gradient of about 8 percent. A day later, it’s probably an attacker, because the trail is difficult but is not expected to be heavy enough to make men of the standings come out of their pen.
With almost 100 kilometers individual time trial this Tour de France no doubt written on the world image appropriated from a rider Cadel Evans, the defending champion. In the tenth step is a 38 kilometer long time trial that has few altimeter. The real climbers will give a lot of time on specialists price??
After a rest day the riders are allowed to bake in the 11th stage, where for the first time in the Tour de France, is the ascent of the Col du Grand Colombier on truckers waiting. A day later, a short but tough stage of 140 kilometers of the program. The riders will have to climb gradually to Col de la Madeleine, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Mollard and La Toussuire. The mountain is also the finish line at an altitude of 1705 m.
The thirteenth stage seems a perfect fit of the attackers, considering the two columns that are included in the course. The fourteenth stage is made for sprinters, as well as the sixteenth stage.Between the attackers probably weather a real chance of victory. And then, after a day of rest, time for the Pyrenees.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth stage of the ranking men who are at a disadvantage and will not have to rely on their trial in the attack. The chances are they will also certainly given, considering the seriousness of the trail Ride in the Pyrenees. For two days the standings men on the flanks will comprise d?? Aubisque, Tourmalet, Port de Bales, Peyresourde and other columns war going on.
In the 19th stage will happen much of the peloton after the spirit, given the heavy diptych of the Pyrenees, and then the day after the crucial time trial over 52 km on the program. After the leader of the time, only 130 kilometers final stage to the Champs-Elysées between him and victory in the Tour.

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Ivan Basso Photos Photos – Le Tour de France 2012

Ivan Basso Photos Photos - Le Tour de France 2012

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Tour de France 2012 – Wikipedie

Tour de France 2012 – Wikipedie

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Le Tour de France 2012 – Stage Sixteen

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Le Tour de France 2012 – Stage Seven

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Berhard Eisel in Le Tour de France 2012

Berhard Eisel in Le Tour de France 2012

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Bradley Wiggins Photos Photos

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Bradley Wiggins Photos Photos

Bradley Wiggins Photos Photos

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Bradley Wiggins Photos Photos

Bradley Wiggins Photos Photos

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Tejay Van Garderen in Le Tour de France 2012

Tejay Van Garderen in Le Tour de France 2012

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Bradley Wiggins Photos Photos

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Le Tour de France 2012 – Stage Twenty 74 of 188

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Le Tour de France 2012 – Stage Two

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Tour de France 2012

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Tyler Farrar and Peter Sagan Photos Photos

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Bernhard Eisel Photos Photos

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