Tour de France 2012 | 30 June 2012

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TdF 2012
picture from The Guardian, UK. Click image for detailed writeup on The Guardian

The Tour de France 2012 is just around the corner and we did some digging to understand what the tour has in store for us this year.

Info about this years race

  • Race Dates: 30 June 2012 – 22 July 2012
  • Prologue has been restored
  • Team Time Trial has been left out
  • 20 Stages
  • 3497 Kms

Some good reading

TdF 2012 stages

The Tour 2012

2012 Schedule
  • 30 June – Stage 1 – Prologue (Individual Time Trial)
  • 2 July – Stage 2 – Sprint stage
  • 3 July – Stage 3 – Category 3, 4 climbs
  • 5/6 July – Stage 5/6 – Flats and potentially a Fast stage
  • 7 July – Stage 7 – Brutal 6 km climb to the finish, couple of Category 1 climbs
  • 8 July – Stage 8 – Climbs
  • 9 July – Stage 9 – Individual Time Trial

Mountain Stages

  • 11 July – Stage 10 – Col du Grand Colombier
  • 12 July – Stage 11 – Col de la Madeleine and Col de la Croix de Fer
  • 13 July – Stage 12 – Col du Grand Cucheron and Col du Granier
  • 14 July – Stage 13 – Flats
  • 15 July – Stage 14 – 2 Cat 1 climns, descent to finish
  • 16 July – Stage 15 – Flat and Fast
  • 18 July – Stage 16 – 4 mountain passes – Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde. Descent finish
  • 19 July – Stage 17 – last climb and fast decent
  • 20 July – Stage 18 – transition stage (rolling)
  • 21 July – Stage 19 – Individual Time Trial
  • 22 July – Stage 20 – Paris Champs-Elysees

Looking forward to some good racing!