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The Official Route 2012

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Here is the route of the Tour de France 2012 as it has been published on the offcial website of the Tour de France.

The stages
Stage Type Date Start and Finish Distance
P Prologue 30 June Liège > Liège 6.1 km
1 Plain 1 July Liège > Seraing 198 km
2 Plain 2 July Visé > Tournai 207 km
3 Medium mountains 3 July Orchies > Boulogne-sur-Mer 197 km
4 Plain 4 July Abbeville > Rouen 214 km
5 Plain 5 July Rouen > Saint-Quentin 197 km
6 Plain 6 July Épernay > Metz 210 km
7 Medium mountains 7 July Tomblaine > La Planche des Belles Filles 199 km
8 Medium mountains 8 July Belfort > Porrentruy 154 km
9 Individual time-trial 9 July Arc-et-Senans > Besançon 38 km
10 High Mountains 11 July Mâcon > Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 194 km
11 High Mountains 12 July Albertville > La Toussuire – Les Sybelles 140 km
12 Medium mountains 13 July Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Annonay Davézieux 220 km
13 Plain 14 July Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Le Cap d’Agde 215 km
14 High Mountains 15 July Limoux > Foix 192 km
15 Plain 16 July Samatan > Pau 160 km
16 High Mountains 18 July Pau > Bagnères-de-Luchon 197 km
17 High Mountains 19 July Bagnères-de-Luchon > Peyragudes 144 km
18 Plain 20 July Blagnac > Brive-la-Gaillarde 215 km
19 Individual time-trial 21 July Bonneval > Chartres 52 km
20 Plain 22 July Rambouillet > Paris Champs-Élysées 130 km

The route

Running from Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 22th 2012, the 99th Tour de France will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,479 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:

  • 9 flat stages
  • 4 medium mountain stages – one with a summit finish
  • 5 mountain stages – two with a summit finish
  • 2 individual time-trial stages
  • 1 prologue
  • 2 rest days

Distinctive aspects of the race

The 2012 Tour de France will have 25 mountain level two, level one or highest level mountain passes or summit fi nishes.
They will be divided up geographically in the following way:

  • 1 in the Vosges
  • 3 in the Jura
  • 4 in the Swiss Jura
  • 6 in the Alps
  • 11 in the Pyrenees

9 new stage towns

Abbeville, Annonay Davézieux, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Porrentruy, Samatan, Tomblaine, Visé

 

Bagnères-de-Luchon > Peyragudes

Christian Prudhomme Analysis

The layout of the stage and the future stakes may well upset the order at the top of general classification, four days before the end of the race. No matter what the gap is, the major stage in the Pyrénées will be dreaded by the wearer of the Yellow Jersey, who will have to defend his position while climbing towards the Tourmalet, the Aubisque, the Aspin and the Peyresourde!

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