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Tour de France 2012

Date range:
June 30 - July 22, 2012
  • Tour de France, Fra, WorldTour
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Prologue

      Distance:
      6.4km
      Location
      Liège (ITT)
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      198km
      Start location:
      Liège
      End location:
      Seraing
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      207.5km
      Start location:
      Visé
      End location:
      Tournai
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      197km
      Start location:
      Orchies
      End location:
      Boulogne-sur-Mer
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      214.5km
      Start location:
      Abbeville
      End location:
      Rouen
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      196.5km
      Start location:
      Rouen
      End location:
      Saint-Quentin
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      207.5km
      Start location:
      Épernay
      End location:
      Metz
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      199km
      Start location:
      Tomblaine
      End location:
      La Planche des Belles Filles
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      157.5km
      Start location:
      Belfort
      End location:
      Porrentruy
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      41.5km
      Start location:
      Arc-et-Senans
      End location:
      Besançon (ITT)
    • Rest Day 1

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      194.5km
      Start location:
      Mâcon
      End location:
      Bellegarde-sur-Valserine
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      148km
      Start location:
      Albertville
      End location:
      La Toussuire - Les Sybelles
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      226km
      Start location:
      Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
      End location:
      Annonay Davézieux
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      217km
      Start location:
      Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
      End location:
      Le Cap d’Agde
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      191km
      Start location:
      Limoux
      End location:
      Foix
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      158.5km
      Start location:
      Samatan
      End location:
      Pau
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      197km
      Start location:
      Pau
      End location:
      Bagnères-de-Luchon
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      143.5km
      Start location:
      Bagnères-de-Luchon
      End location:
      Peyragudes
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      222.5km
      Start location:
      Blagnac
      End location:
      Brive-la-Gaillarde
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      53.5km
      Start location:
      Bonneval
      End location:
      Chartres (ITT)
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      120km
      Start location:
      Rambouillet
      End location:
      Paris Champs-Élysées
  • Race history

2012 Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) created history becoming the first British winner of the Tour de France in 2012. Off the back of a phenomenal season which had already included overall victories in Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie and the Critérium du Dauphiné, Wiggins seemed destined for the win.

 

In the supposed two-man battle between Wiggins and defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC), the Sky rider took the upper-hand from the prologue in Liège and never looked back.

 

If Wiggins had a true rival, it was his teammate Chris Froome who would finish second overall in his second Tour appearance, 3:21 in arrears. Liquigas-Cannondale's Vincenzo Nibali, third overall, found it tough-going on the time-trial-friendly parcours but became the first Italian to step onto the podium since Ivan Basso in 2005.

 

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Stages

  1. Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) en route to victory in the 2012 Tour de France prologue.
    PrologueSaturday, June 30 2012
    Location:
    Liège (ITT)
    Distance:
    6.4km
  2. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) has won the Tour's opening road stage in Seraing, Belgium.
    Stage 1Sunday, July 1 2012
    Location:
    Liège - Seraing
    Distance:
    198km
  3. Mark Cavendish (Team Sky) wins his first stage in the 2012 Tour de France
    Stage 2Monday, July 2 2012
    Location:
    Visé - Tournai
    Distance:
    207.5km
  4. Yellow jersey wearer Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan)
    Stage 3Tuesday, July 3 2012
    Location:
    Orchies - Boulogne-sur-Mer
    Distance:
    197km
  5. Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) celebrates victory in stage 4 of the Tour de France.
    Stage 4Wednesday, July 4 2012
    Location:
    Abbeville - Rouen
    Distance:
    214.5km
  6. Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) celebrates victory in stage 5 of the Tour de France.
    Stage 5Thursday, July 5 2012
    Location:
    Rouen - Saint-Quentin
    Distance:
    196.5km
  7. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) outsprints Andre Greipel for the stage win in Metz.
    Stage 6Friday, July 6 2012
    Location:
    Épernay - Metz
    Distance:
    207.5km
  8. Chris Froome (Sky) powered to the win on La Planche des Belles Filles
    Stage 7Saturday, July 7 2012
    Location:
    Tomblaine - La Planche des Belles Filles
    Distance:
    199km
  9. A French victory in the Tour de France thanks to Thibaut Pinot
    Stage 8Sunday, July 8 2012
    Location:
    Belfort - Porrentruy
    Distance:
    157.5km
  10. Yellow jersey holder Bradley Wiggins (Sky) won the stage 9 time trial in Besançon and extended his general classification lead.
    Stage 9Monday, July 9 2012
    Location:
    Arc-et-Senans - Besançon (ITT)
    Distance:
    41.5km
  11. Rest Day 1Tuesday, July 10 2012
  12. In the mountains, world champion Mark Cavendish is a bottle carrier for Bradley Wiggins
    Stage 10Wednesday, July 11 2012
    Location:
    Mâcon - Bellegarde-sur-Valserine
    Distance:
    194.5km
  13. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) celebrates winning stage 11
    Stage 11Thursday, July 12 2012
    Location:
    Albertville - La Toussuire - Les Sybelles
    Distance:
    148km
  14. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) leads the break on stage 12
    Stage 12Friday, July 13 2012
    Location:
    Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Annonay Davézieux
    Distance:
    226km
  15. Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) wins stage 13 of the Tour de France
    Stage 13Saturday, July 14 2012
    Location:
    Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Le Cap d’Agde
    Distance:
    217km
  16. Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) salvages the Tour de France for Rabobank by winning in Foix
    Stage 14Sunday, July 15 2012
    Location:
    Limoux - Foix
    Distance:
    191km
  17. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) sits in the peloton, protected by his Sky teammates
    Stage 15Monday, July 16 2012
    Location:
    Samatan - Pau
    Distance:
    158.5km
  18. Rest Day 2Tuesday, July 17 2012
  19. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) wins stage 16 at the Tour de France.
    Stage 16Wednesday, July 18 2012
    Location:
    Pau - Bagnères-de-Luchon
    Distance:
    197km
  20. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank)
    Stage 17Thursday, July 19 2012
    Location:
    Bagnères-de-Luchon - Peyragudes
    Distance:
    143.5km
  21. Cavendish blasted past the breakaway remnants just like the missile in his nickname
    Stage 18Friday, July 20 2012
    Location:
    Blagnac - Brive-la-Gaillarde
    Distance:
    222.5km
  22. Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins (Sky)
    Stage 19Saturday, July 21 2012
    Location:
    Bonneval - Chartres (ITT)
    Distance:
    53.5km
  23. Bradley Wiggins (Sky)
    Stage 20Sunday, July 22 2012
    Location:
    Rambouillet - Paris Champs-Élysées
    Distance:
    120km
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