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2012 TDF route unveiled

2011-10-18 13:34

Paris - The route for the 2012 Tour de France confirmed by organisers on Tuesday.

The race will cover 3 479km and feature nine flat stages, five mountain stages including two finishing at altitude, two individual time-trials and a prologue. There will also be two rest days.

The race will comprise a total of 25 climbs of 2nd, 1st or Hors categorie: one in the Vosges, three in the Jura, four in the Swiss Jura, six in the Alps and 11 in the Pyrenees.

2012 Tour de France stages:

Prologue - June 30: Liege - Liege 6.1km
1st stage - July 1: Liege - Seraing 198km
2nd stage - July 2: Vise - Tournai 207km
3rd stage - July 3: Orchies - Boulogne-sur-Mer 197km
4th stage - July 4: Abbeville - Rouen 214km
5th stage - July 5: Rouen - Saint-Quentin 197km
6th stage - July 6: Epernay - Metz 210km
7th stage - July 7: Tomblaine - La Planche des Belles Filles 199km
8th stage - July 8: Belfort - Porrentruy 154km
9th stage - July 9: Arc-et-Senans - Besancon 38km time trial

July 10: Rest day

10th stage - July 11: Macon - Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 194km
11th stage - July 12: Albertville - La Toussuire-Les Sybelles 140km
12th stage - July 13: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Annonay Davezieux 220km
13th stage - July 14: Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux - Le Cap d’Agde 215km
14th stage - July 15: Limoux - Foix 192km
15th stage - July 16: Samatan - Pau 160km

July 17: Rest day

16th stage - July 18: Pau - Bagneres-de-Luchon 197km
17th stage - July 19: Bagneres-de-Luchon - Peyragudes 144km
18th stage - July 20: Blagnac - Brive-la-Gaillarde 215km
19th stage - July 21: Bonneval - Chartres 52km time trial
20th stage - July 22: Rambouillet - Paris 130km


2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans at the route unveiling for next year's race (File)

AFP

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