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Tour de France 2012 Live Dashboard
Race Info, Preview, Live Video, Results, Photos and Highlights

Bradley Wiggins takes a bow after winning the Stage 19 ITT by over one minute to wrap up his 2012 overall win in style. This is the Tour de France live dashboard... one stop for all your Tour de France needs with steady updates throughout July featuring stage previews, results, reports, photos, video highlights and live video/text options.
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Stage 20 post-race coverage and the final results


18 Big Photo from Stage 20sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 2 Resultsletour.fr
Bradley Wiggins wins 2012 Tour de Francecyclingnews
How one man's vision made Bradley Wiggins a starguardian.co.uk
Bradley Wiggins: “Every lap of the Champs-Elysées was goose pimple stuff”velonation
Tour de France: Mark Cavendish puts a British seal on Bradley Wiggins victoryvelonation
Highlights from the 2012 Tour de France (05:49 French) — rtbf.be
Last 3 Km of Stage 20 (04:23 French) — rtbf.be
18 Big Photo from Stage 20sirotti/reuters

July 21 update:
Stage 20 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 19 post-race coverage


23 Big Photo from Stage 19 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 19 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Wiggins wins Tour's final time trial in Chartrescyclingnews
Wiggins wins time-trial to claim Tour de Francecyclingweekly.co.uk
Bradley Wiggins confirms overall victory with second time trial triumphvelonation
Sánchez put his form on show in final Tour time trialcyclingnews
Sørensen awarded super combative title at Tour de Francecyclingnews
Froome ‘chuffed to bits’ to maintain British 1-2 after final Tour time trialcyclingnews
Pinot defends top 10 position in Tour's final time trialcyclingnews
Brailsford: Wiggins showed that he was the strongestcyclingnews
Nibali seals Tour de France podium placecyclingnews
Wiggins: the Tour is a lot more human nowcyclingnews
Van Garderen set to be only third US winner of Tour de France’s best young rider awardvelonation
The finish of Bradley Wiggins's ITT in Chartres (01:49 French) — rtbf.be
23 Big Photo from Stage 19 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
The post-race scrum mobbing the winnnertwitter
July 20 update:
Stage 19 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
Stage 19 Start Order and Times (CET, subtract 6 hrs for EDT) — biciciclismo
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Stage 18 post-race coverage


17 Big Photos from Stage 18 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 18 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Cavendish sprints to stage 18 victory in the Tour de Francecyclingnews
Mark Cavendish equals André Darrigade into Brive-la Gaillard on stage 18velonation
Chris Horner: ‘Every time you take a drug test you worry’velonews
Stray dog leaves injured Philippe Gilbert worried about Olympic hopesvelonews
What’s next for Chris Froome?velonews
Last 4.5 Km of Stage 18 (06:50 French) — rtbf.be
17 Big Photos from Stage 18 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Extended Stage 18 Highlights (08:56 English) — sbs.au
July 18 update:
Stage 18 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 17 post-race coverage


31 Big Photos from Stage 17 (now posted)sirotti/reuters/flockton
Full/Official Stage 17 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Valverde lays claim to final mountain stagecyclingnews
Alejandro Valverde climbs alone to Peyragudes victory on stage 17velonation
Wiggins and Froome explain Tour stage 17 final climb debatecyclingweekly.co.uk
Liquigas hopes Tour success could help find sponsorcyclingweekly.co.uk
Wiggins feels strong emotions after realising Tour de France title is almost certainly hisvelonation
Valverde takes emotional Tour de France come-back wincyclingnews
Last 2 Km of Stage 17 (04:40 Spanish) — rtve.es
31 Big Photos from Stage 17 (now posted)sirotti/reuters/flockton
July 18 update:
Stage 17 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 16 post-race coverage


42 Big Photos from Stage 16sirotti/reuters/flockton
Full/Official Stage 16 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Voeckler solos to second Tour stage wincyclingnews
Thomas Voeckler repeats history in Bagnères-de-Luchon in breakaway stage 16velonation
Froome: Nibali's attacks weren't going anywherecyclingweekly.co.uk
After stomach issues send him down the GC, Evans’ Tour is overvelonews
Notes from the Scrum: There’s something about Pauvelonews
Wiggins and Nibali pay tribute to teams after big Pyrenéen battlevelonation
Nibali unable to break Sky duopoly on Peyresourdecyclingnews
Stage 16 analysis: Voeckler is king of the Queen Stagecyclesportmag
Tour shorts: Why Nibali has no regretscyclingnews
Winning attack and last km of Stage 16 (5:25 Basque) — eitb
Last Km of Stage 16 (02:29 French) — rtbf.be
Last Km of Stage 16 (02:37 Dutch, restricted to Belgium) — sporza.be
Verslag Van De 16E Etappe (02:00 Dutch, restricted to Belgium) — sporza.be
Extended Stage 16 Highlights (09:50) — sbs.au
42 Big Photos from Stage 16sirotti/reuters/flockton
Gallery: Pyrenean panoramacyclingnews
July 17 update:
Stage 16 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
Wiggins: Tourmalet is just like any other climbcyclingnews
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Tuesday is the second and final rest day


July 17 update:
Withdrawals by stage so farletour.fr
Six more abandons as Tour peloton reduced to 156cyclingnews
Index to almost 400 Big Tour de France Photos from the first 16 dayssteephill.tv
Defending Tour champ Evans has work to do in Pyreneescyclingweekly.co.uk
KOM: Nice jersey, shame about the competitioncyclesportmag
Tour shorts: Sörensen's lengthy chase, De Kort rues missing the breakcyclingnews
Sagan set to win Porsche in Pariscyclingnews
Was the Tour de France right to get rid of stage time bonuses?cyclingweekly.co.uk
The scene at the Tour rest day Sky press conferencecyclingweekly.co.uk
Frank Schleck tests positive for banned diuretic, UCI wants him to leave TdFvelonation
RadioShack-Nissan withdraws Fränk Schleck after doping positivevelonation
[Dan] Martin looks forward to Pyrenean returncyclingnews
Schleck defence begins with poisoning claimsbs.au
What happened to Denis Menchov?velonews
'I'll help Froome win it one day – but not this year,' says Wigginsindependent.co.uk
Tim Kerrison: the man behind Bradley Wiggins’ Tourcyclesportmag
10 conclusions from the Tour de France - Rest day 2 editioncyclingnews

Stage 15 post-race coverage


18 Big Photos from Stage 15 (now posted)reuters/flockton
Full/Official Stage 15 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Fedrigo outsprints Vande Velde for Tour de France stage 15 wincyclingnews
Pierrick Fédrigo repeats into Pau as the break takes stage 15velonation
Fédrigo wins on happy hunting ground in Paucyclingnews
Voeckler salutes Fédrigo Tour de France stage wincyclingnews
Tour Notebook Stage 15: Froome battles parasite, media cars expelledvelonews
Bradley Wiggins pays tribute to Mark Cavendish over Tour de France sacrificevelonation
Last Km of Stage 15 (02:25 Dutch) — sporza.be
18 Big Photos from Stage 15 (now posted)reuters/flockton
July 15 update:
Stage 15 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 14 post-race coverage


27 Big Photos from Stage 14 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters/flockton
Full/Official Stage 14 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Sanchez saves Rabobank's Tour with stage win in Foixcyclingnews
Luis León Sánchez gets his stage into Foix as the peloton neutralised by tacksvelonation
Frank Schleck criticises 'boring' Tour de Francecyclingweekly.co.uk
Froome: I could win this Tourcyclingnews
Nibali: We were chasing Rollandcyclingnews
Andrew Hood’s Tour Notebook: ‘Lule’ makes winning look routinevelonews
Evans suffers multiple punctures after Tour tack attackcyclingweekly.co.uk
Waiting for Cadelbicycling
Pierre Rolland: “I am respectful of the codes and internal rules of the peloton”velonation
Tour de France organisers doubtful of locating sabotage suspectscyclingnews
Wiggins reiterates willingness to publish passport datacyclingnews
Lotto-Belisol explains chase of Rolland after tacks neutralizationvelonation
Tour shorts: Frison loses bet, Peraud airliftedcyclingnews
Last Km of Stage 14 (02:37 Dutch) — sporza.be
Tour de PEZ: Of Tacks And Crashespezcyclingnews
27 Big Photos from Stage 14 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters/flockton
July 14 update:
Stage 14 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 13 post-race coverage


24 Big Photos from Stage 13 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 13 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Greipel wins photo finish over Sagan in mid-Tour sprintcyclingnews
André Greipel makes it three as the shattered peloton sprints into Cap d’Agdevelonation
Greipel benefits from Wiggins' burst of speed in Tourcyclingweekly.co.uk
Wiggins says that he needs to be more open with mediavelonation
Sagan about Greipel: ‘I don’t think he’s stronger than me’velonation
24 Big Photos from Stage 13 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Verslag Van De 13E Etappe In De Ronde Van Frankrijk (01:19 Dutch) — sporza.be
July 14 update:
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Stage 12 post-race coverage


22 Big Photos from Stage 12 (now posted)sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 12 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Millar outsprints Peraud to win Tour de France stage 12cyclingnews
David Millar takes stage 12 breakaway to salvage the Argyle Tourvelonation
Wiggins: ‘If I doped I would potentially stand to lose everything’velonews
Toughest day for Pinot at Tour de Francecyclingnews
Goss docked 30 points after sprint deviation in Tour stage 12cyclingnews
Emotional win for Millar on Simpson anniversarycyclingnews
Sky's Sean Yates on Wiggins and Froomecyclingnews
Tour Notebook Stage 12: Goss relegation helps Sagan; Jury fines Cavendish for yelling at officialvelonews
Garmin’s perseverance proves Peiper rightvelonews
Crash on descent forces David Moncoutié out of his final Tour de Francevelonation
Jean-Christophe Péraud rues missed opportunity at stage twelve finishvelonation
Robert Kiserlovski misses out again from breakaway in debut Tour de Francevelonation
David Millar remembers his past as he celebrates the presentvelonews
Crashes increasingly frequent, putting riders’ lives at riskthestar/michaelbarry
Last Km of Stage 12 (01:38 Dutch) — sporza.be
22 Big Photos from Stage 12 (now posted)sirotti/reuters
July 12 update:
Stage 12 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
Gesink, Petacchi out of Tour de Francesmh.au
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Stage 11 post-race coverage


35 Big Photos from Stage 11 (now posted)sirotti/reuters/flockton
Full/Official Stage 11 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Rolland triumphs on La Toussuire - Les Sybellescyclingnews
Rolland takes another classy win for Europcarvelonation
Froome explains his attack on La Toussuirecyclingweekly.co.uk
The Tour just got complicated for Cadel Evansvelonews
Questions dog Sky after Froome backs off late attackvelonews
Tour Notebook Stage 12: Rogers lifts his game for Wigginsvelonews
Pierre Rolland interview: the song of Rolland (June 2012) — cyclesportmag
Menchov concedes Tour victory is now impossible after cracking on La Toussuirevelonation
Tour de France Round up: Thibaut Pinot amongst the best againvelonation
Tour de France: Movistar makes improvements on stage elevenvelonation
Nibali fails to crack Sky but pleased with Tour mountains performancecyclingweekly.co.uk
Stage 11 analysis: Rolland’s mountain miraclecyclesportmag
Last Km of Stage 11 (03:00 Dutch) — sporza.be
Jurgen Van Den Broeck, John Lelangue Post-Stage 11 (00:52 Dutch) — sporza.be
Chris Froome Post-Stage 11 (01:16 English/Dutch) — sporza.be
35 Big Photos from Stage 11 (now posted)sirotti/reuters/flockton
What-Ifs at the Tour de Francebicycling/joelindsey
July 11 update:
Stage 11 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 10 post-race coverage


33 Big Photos from Stage 10 (now posted)sirotti/reuters/flockton
Full/Official Stage 10 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Voeckler wins from breakaway in Bellegarde-sur-Valserinecyclingnews
Thomas Voeckler escapes the break to take stage tenvelonation
Nibali hits out at Wiggins after Tour frustrationcyclingweekly.co.uk
Voigt almost pulls off the impossible in stage 10 at the Tour de Francecyclingnews
Wiggins: I'm not some s--t rider who has come from nowherecyclingnews
Zubeldia enjoying his time back in the limelightcyclingnews
Wiggins: ‘I don’t think I need to take any risks’velonews
As questions arise, Wiggins lashes out at doping doubtersvelonews
Wiggins might not be a popular winnersbs.au
Last Km of Stage 10 (05:29 Dutch) — sporza.be
33 Big Photos from Stage 10 (now posted)sirotti/reuters/flockton
July 10 update:
Stage 10 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Tuesday is the first Rest Day


July 10 update:
Tuesday is the first rest day so you'll have to get your race fix from the 2012 Tour de Pologne (lots of big names) which starts today with live video — Steve
Glass half full for Nibali after Besançon time trialcyclingnews
Van den Broeck: We have not seen real mountains in the Tourcyclingnews
Cofidis hotel raided by police, Remy di Gregorio arrested in doping investigationvelonation
Cofidis press conference regarding di Gregorio doping investigation (01:33 French/Dutch) — sporza.be
Sean Kelly: 'Wiggins is mentally fragile'cyclingnews
Tony Martin quits the Tour de Francecyclingnews
Tour de PEZ: Ed's Predictions Updated!pezcyclingnews
Taking Stock: Halfway through the Tour, Sky is in the driver’s seatvelonews
Sky keeping Tour focus on Wigginscyclingweekly.co.uk
Vincenzo Nibali: “We need to separate Wiggins and Froome from their teammates”velonation
Withdrawals by stage in the first weekletour.fr
10 conclusions from the Tour de Francecyclingnews

Stage 9 post-race coverage


24 Big Photos from Stage 9 (now posted)sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 9 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Wiggins crushes time trial in Besançoncyclingnews
Wiggins proud of Tour time trial stage wincyclingweekly.co.uk
Bradley Wiggins crushes the field in stage nine time trialvelonation
Spanish look to Vuelta as Armada sinks in Tourvelonews
Bradley Wiggins hails 'perfect' time-trial displayguardian.co.uk
Evans's Tour defence suffers first setbackcyclingnews
Tejay van Garderen takes white jersey, but shows the legs for yellowvelonews
Bradley Wiggins hails 'perfect' time-trial displayguardian.co.uk
Chavanel calls stage nine his “best ever time trial at the Tour”velonation
Verslag/Highlights from Stage 9 ITT (01:20 Dutch) — sporza.be
Bradley Wiggins Post-Stage 9 (01:04 English) — sporza.be
Cadel Evans Post-Stage 9 (01:26 English) — sporza.be
24 Big Photos from Stage 9 (now posted)sirotti/reuters
July 8 update:
Stage 9 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
Stage 9 Start Order and Times (CET, subtract 6 hours for EDT) — biciciclismo
Bradley Wiggins, Sky downplay 1st time trial, but rivals see an opportunityvelonews
Tour shorts: Losing interest, time trial preparation and drinkingcyclingnews
Ochowicz confident in Evans in 'technical' time trialcyclingnews
Clearer picture of Tour de France's top 10 expected after Stage 9 time trialcyclingnews
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Stage 8 post-race coverage


18 Big Photo from Stage 8 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 8 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Pinot rides to glory in Porrentruycyclingnews
Samuel Sanchez withdraws from the Tour de Francecyclingnews
Sanchez’s Olympic defence seems over as he crashes out of Tour de Francevelonation
Pinot solos to Tour de France stage eight win as Wiggins fights off attackscyclingweekly.co.uk
Wiggins lashes out after doping accusationscyclingweekly.co.uk
Last Km of Stage 8 (02:18 Dutch) — sporza.be
18 Big Photo from Stage 8 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Stage 8 Highlights and Interviews (03:00 English, restricted to the UK) — itv
St 8 analysis: From mountains to time trial, it’s all about saving seconds (03:21 English) — velonews
July 7 update:
Stage 8 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 7 post-race coverage


18 Big Photos from Stage 7 sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 7 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Froome bags a stage win in Tour de Francecyclingnews
Wiggins takes yellow as Froome win stagecyclingweekly.co.uk
Froome climbs to la Planche des Belle Filles and puts Wiggins in yellowvelonation
Historic Double For Team Skyteamsky
Wiggins takes yellow as Froome wins stagecyclingweekly.co.uk
Froome on Tour stage win: 'I had the legs and went for it'cyclingweekly.co.uk
Ryder Hesjedal makes early, unhappy visit to Paris after abandoning Tourvelonews
Wiggins and Sky surprised at stage 7 damagecyclingnews
RadioShack-Nissan fighting without a leadercyclingnews
Tour shorts: Ice cream, Sagan's city bike bell, abandoning the Tourcyclingnews
Brailsford: It’s a great day for our teamcyclingnews
Nibali: Froome was the most impressivecyclingnews
Brajkovic satisfied after "terrible climb"cyclingnews
Taaramäe takes a bow at La Planche des Belles Fillescyclingnews
More bad luck for Valverde in Tour de Francecyclingnews
Andrew Hood’s Tour Notebook: Sky, BMC leave others fighting for scrapsvelonews
Last Km of Stage 7 (01:56 Dutch) — sporza.be
18 Big Photo from Stage 8 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Stage 7 Highlights and Interviews (English, restricted to the UK) — itv
Last 11 Km - complete climb to La Planche des Belles Filles (25:47 Spanish) — rtve.es
Stage 7 analysis: A perfect tactical day for Sky (02:58 English) — velonews
July 6 update:
Stage 7 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 6 post-rae coverage


25 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 6 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Sagan wins Tour de France stage 6 in Metzcyclingnews
Sagan blasts to stage six win as crash tears GC to shredsvelonation
Comment: war de Francecyclesportmag
Garmin-Sharp's Hellish Day at Tourbicycling
A banged and bruised Tour peloton rolls towards weekendvelonews
Evans predicts "interesting" week-endcyclingnews
Breakaway Fever Is Fading at Tourbicycling
Tour Notebook Stage 6: Kelly on crashes; long injury listvelonews
Calling the doctor - a medical round-upmobile.podiumcafe
Last Km of Stage 6 (01:27 Dutch) — sporza.be
Huge crash dashes many hopes (04:11 Dutch) — sporza.be
25 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Stage 6 Official Highlights (02:47 English) — guardian.co.uk
Verslag Etappe 6 (00:53 Dutch) — sporza.be
July 5 update:
Stage 6 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 5 post-race coverage


24 Big Photos from Stage 5 sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 5 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Greipel doubles up on Tour de France stage 5cyclingnews
André Greipel wins second successive stageguardian.co.uk
Greipel on a roll at the Tourcyclingweekly.co.uk
Kittel quits Tour de France on stage fivecyclingnews
Stage five analysis: Greipel gains an edgecyclesportmag
More bad luck for Farrar at stage 5 of Tour de Francecyclingnews
Déjà-vu, all over again. Opening week of the Tour has stagnated cyclesportmag
Former Lance Armstrong teammates still in the Tour — for nowvelonews
Fabian Cancellara to spend a record 27th day in Maillot Jaunevelonation
Armstrong affair: the past 24 hourssbs.au
Last 1.5 Km of Stage 5 (02:08 Dutch) — sporza.be
Farrar and Sagan Crash, Greipel Stays up (00:29 Dutch) — sporza.be
24 Big Photos from Stage 5 sirotti/reuters
Farrar attempts to steal Team Argos-Shimano trade secretscyclismas
July 4 update:
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Stage 4 post-race coverage


24 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 4 Resultsfrancetv.fr
Greipel wins Tour de France stage in Rouencyclingnews
André Greipel scoops Tour de France stage four in crash affected finalevelonation
Peiper: Garmin has lost its Plan Bvelonews
Greipel wins Tour de France stage four after Cavendish caught in crashcyclingweekly.co.uk
Mark Cavendish the fall guy as André Greipel wins stageguardian.co.uk
Cancellara and Sagan have near miss in relation to stage four crashvelonation
Tour de France reactions: Petacchi, Cancellara, Van Garderen, Burghardt, Mollemavelonation
Crash denies Farrar chance of repeat Tour victory on Independence Daycyclingnews
Cavendish and Eisel OK after Rouen crashcyclingnews
Tour Notebook Stage 4: Amadio defends Nibali; Peiper bullish on Farrarvelonews
Last Km of Stage 4 (01:27 Dutch) — sporza.be
Mark Cavendish Stage 4 (01:11 Dutch) — sporza.be
Brief Stage 4 Highlights (Verslag) (01:22 Dutch) — sporza.be
24 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)sirotti/reuters
Last 3 Km including the Cavendish crash (05:28 French) — rtbf.be
Stage 4 Official Highlights (02:27 English) — guardian.co.uk
July 3 update:
Stage 4 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 3 post-race coverage


30 Big Photos from Stage 3 sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 3 Resultsletour.fr
Sagan dances to second stage wincyclingnews
Sagan dominates chaotic climb into Boulogne-sur-Mervelonation
Tour de France claims 1st victims as Kanstantsin Siutsou, Jose Joaquin Rojas abandonvelonews
The Elusive Peter Saganinrng
RadioShack-Nissan plans working well at Tour de Francecyclingnews
Tour shorts: Are Sagan's salutes supercilious?cyclingnews
Tjallingii, Rojas out after crash-filled Tour de France stagecyclingnews
Siutsou's abandon forces rethink for Skycyclingnews
Valverde runs wide, rues missed chance on Tour de France stage threevelonation
Uncertainty about Danielson’s Tour de France after big crashvelonation
Nine’s better than eight, says Evansvelonews
Nervous Evans relieved BMC's fortunes remain intactcyclingnews
Gerrans, Rojas Peloton Crash (01:55 Dutch) — sporza.be
Last Km of Stage 3 (02:27 Dutch) — sporza.be
Stage 3 Brief Highlights (Verslag) (00:54 Dutch) — sporza.be
30 Big Photos from Stage 3 sirotti/reuters
July 2 update:
Stage 3 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 2 post-race coverage


21 Big Photos from Stage 2 sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 2 Resultsletour.fr
Cavendish claims first Tour de France stage win of 2012cyclingnews
Mark Cavendish wins a stage two sprint royale in Tournaivelonation
Cavendish wins stage 2 of the Tour de France over Greipelvelonews
Cavendish takes 21st Tour de France stage victory in Tournaicyclingweekly.co.uk
Stage two analysis: Train? What train? Mark Cavendish proved once again that he can plot his own path to victory.cyclesportmag
Sagan lacked aggression in Tour de France bunch sprintcyclingnews
Stomach problems too much for Marcel Kittel at the Tourcyclingnews
It will take innovation not imitation to wrong-foot Cavendishcyclesportmag
Cancellara could learn from Cav’s plucky dayvelonews
Last Km of Stage 2 (02:02 Dutch) — sporza.be
21 Big Photos from Stage 2 sirotti/reuters
Cavendish and Greipel interviews post-stage 2 (00:59 English) — sporza.be
July 1 update:
Stage 2 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Stage 1 post-race coverage


24 Big Photos from Stage 1 sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Stage 1 Resultsletour.fr
Sagan triumphs in Seraingcyclingnews
Sagan wins stage 1 of the 2012 Tour de France; Cancellara leadsvelonews
Peter Sagan makes stage one victory look easy on the Côte de Seraingvelonation
Attacking to defendradioshacknissantrek
Edvald third in Seraing; Wiggins stays in second place on the GCteamsky
Peter Sagan takes Tour stage win at first attemptcyclingweekly.co.uk
X-rays for Luis León Sánchez after stage 1 crashcyclingnews
Brailsford hails Boasson Hagen's Tour stage one resultcyclingweekly.co.uk
Gilbert aggressive but no repeat of 2011 stage wincyclingnews
Cancellara accepts he lost the game of poker, but says his confidence is growingvelonation
Tour shorts: Van Garderen relieved, Poels and Leipheimer find Seraing tough-goingcyclingnews
Hesjedal comfortable in finale of Tour's first road stagecyclingnews
Last 2 Km of Stage 1 (03:27 Dutch) — sporza.be
24 Big Photos from Stage 1 sirotti/reuters
Analysis of Stage 1 (02:21 English) — velonews
June 30 update:
Stage 1 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
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Or see the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.


Prologue post-race coverage


21 Big Photos from the Prologue sirotti/reuters
Full/Official Prologue Resultsletour.fr
Cancellara wins 2012 Tour de France prologue in Liègecyclingnews
Bradley Wiggins finishes second in prologueguardian.co.uk
History repeats itself in Liège with Fabian Cancellara prologue victoryvelonation
Cancellara wins Tour prologue, Wiggins secondvelonews
Hincapie makes history with 17th Tour startcyclingweekly.co.uk
Wiggins Happy With Second In Tour De France Prologuecyclingnews
Evans Concedes 10 Seconds To Wiggins In Tour De France Prologuecyclingnews
Defending champion Evans thirteenth, but nets best-ever prologue performancevelonation
Tough day for Tony Martin as a puncture denies him possible prologue victoryvelonation
Menchov makes big improvement on previous prologue performancesvelonation
Mixed fortunes for Omega Pharma-QuickStep in prologuecyclingnews
Dan Martin: “Now I’m a Tour rider”cyclingnews
21 Big Photos from the Prologue sirotti/reuters
June 29 update:
Prologue Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv
Prologue Start Order and Times (CET, subtract 6 hours for EDT) — letourdefrance
26 Big Photos from the Tour de France teams presentationsirotti/reuters
This stage preview is available in the following languages:

Or see the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.


Thursday's Teams Presentation


June 29 update:
26 Big Photos from the Tour de France teams presentationsirotti/reuters
Tour de Pez: Chasing The Championspezcyclingnews

June 28 update:
Teams presentation photoscyclingnews
Casey B. Gibson gallery: 2012 Tour de France team presentationvelonews


2012 Tour de France Preview and Team Rosters


(photoshopped from two images)

June 30 update:
Tour Shorts: Gerrans Identifies Target Stages, Hope For RadioShack-Nissan's GCcyclingnews
Cadel Evans: Being defending champion makes things easiercyclingnews
Sagan makes Tour de France debut with stage wins in mindvelonation
Goss has eye on Tour's green jerseycyclingweekly.co.uk

June 29 update:
Van den Broeck determined, but avoids making predictions on eve of Tour de Francevelonation
Tyler Farrar Interview (02:19 English) — cyclingnews
Lotto-Belisol balancing triple goals in Tour de Francecyclingnews
Hincapie excited and scared ahead of final Tour de Francecyclingnews
Merckx: Evans, Wiggins and Nibali favourites for Tour de Francecyclingnews
Valverde stakes his claim for a podium spotsbs.au
British panel weighs in on Wiggins’ chances for yellow at the Tour de Francevelonation
Ryder Hesjedal will take the 2012 Tour as it comes: ‘It’s all good’ (04:49 English) — velonews

June 28 update:
Official Startlist with bib numberssteephill
Leipheimer happy with 'dark horse' status in Tour de Francecyclingnews
Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank can surprise at the Tour, says Riiscyclingnews
Nibali cautious but confident of Tour de France podium chancescyclingnews
Eisel: Sky wants the Tour wincyclingnews
RadioShack-Nissan riders complain to UCI over non-payment of salariesvelonation
Dan Martin Interview: Irishman ambitious prior to first Tour de Francevelonation
Peter Sagan won’t be shy about striking for stage wins, green jerseyvelonews
Samuel Sánchez rested and ready for a shot at podium in 2012 Tour de Francevelonews
How To Beat Wigginsinrng
No drama on RadioShack-Nissan, says Chris Horner: ‘Everybody’s professional’velonews
Leipheimer Looking for Tour Podium Placebicycling
PEZ Previews: The 2012 Tour de Francepezcyclingnews
Levi Leipheimer hopes to dodge pitfalls en route to podium in 2012 Tour de Francevelonews

June 27 update:
[Youngest rider Thibaut] Pinot ready to test himself at Tour de Francecyclingnews
Prolific Greipel excited ahead of Tour de Francecyclingnews
Hoogerland to sue over Tour de France 2011 crashcyclingnews
Brad Wiggins’ men pushing towards Tour winvelonews
Rabobank banking on Gesink progression for Tour de Francevelonews
Valverde aims for longshot Tour podiumvelonews
Sharp New Focus for Garmin (interview w/ Allan Peiper) — bicycling
White Jersey Preview: A Light but Powerful Yearpodiumcafe

June 26 update:
Cavendish not eyeing Tour de France green jerseycyclingnews
Worldwide live online and tv broadcasterssteephill
Scarponi and Petacchi lead Lampre-ISD Tour de France teamcyclingnews
Cofidis sacks manager Boyercyclingnews
Evans hopes he has answers to Sky’s dominancevelonews
Velits replaces Vandenbergh in Omega Pharma’s Tour rostervelonews
Prudhomme acknowledges Contador’s impact on 2011 Tourvelonews
Who Will Finish Third in the Tour?inrng
Sanchez leads Euskaltel-Euskadi at Tour de Francecyclingnews
Liquigas-Cannondale announces Tour de France rostercyclingnews
The Yellow Jersey Previewpodiumcafe

June 25 update:
AG2R La Mondiale completes Tour de France rostercyclingnews
Taaramae and Moncoutié lead Cofidis at Tour de Francecyclingnews
Despite tough Dauphine, Nibali is ready to attack the Tourvelonews
Garmin, Saxo Bank introduce new title sponsorsvelonews
Jonathan Vaughters Interview: New backer, July targets and chasing Giro-Tour doublevelonation
2012 Tour de France: Top five points classification contenderscyclingnews
Voeckler set to ride Tour de Francecyclingnews

June 24 update:
Goss to lead GreenEDGE Tour bidsbs.au
FDJ-BigMat names Tour de France teamcyclingnews

June 23 update:
Evans, Wiggins are two of many contenders for Tour de FranceAP
Evans unfazed by weight of Tour defensesbs.au
Top-five general classification contenderscyclingnews
Bradley Wiggins in the foothills of greatnessguardian.co.uk
Also, see the preview links in the race summary table (right) for additional stage info.

June 22 update:
Wiggins emerges as yellow jersey favouriteAFP
It’s Radioshambles for Radioshack-Nissan Trek at the Tourtheroar.au
Team Sky 2012 Tour de France team profile - in picturesguardian.co.uk
Riis unveils Saxo Bank Tour de France team with ‘really good feeling’velonation
Johan Bruyneel to skip Tour de France over doping casecyclingnews
Rating the Tour de France favoritesvelonews
Greg Henderson set to make fairytale Tour de France debut at 35 years oldvelonation
Evans glad pre-Tour de France spotlight has been on Wigginscyclingnews

June 21 update:
Team Sky Tour de France squad revealedteamsky
Wiggins and Cavendish lead Sky at the Tour de Francecyclingnews
Vacansoleil-DCM names Tour de France teamcyclingnews
Garmin-Barracuda favors experience in Tour de France selectionscyclingnews
Brajkovic and Vinokourov lead Astana at Tour de Francecyclingnews
Alexandre Vinokourov to support Janez Brajkovič in Astana’s Tour de France teamvelonation
Valverde: Anything can happen in Tour de Francecyclingnews

June 20 update:
Defending Tour de France champion Evans to head BMC teamcyclingnews
Lefevere convinced Leipheimer is on course for a strong Tour de Francevelonation
Euskaltel-Euskadi built around Samuel Sanchez for the Tour de Francevelonation
Omega Pharma chooses Tour team with overall and stage win potentialvelonews

June 19 update:
Argos-Shimano finalizes Tour de France selection1t4i
Kittel to make Tour debutcyclingweekly.co.uk
Three-headed GC attack from Rabobank in Tour de Francevelonation
Fuglsang unhappy with non-selection for RadioShack’s Tour de France squad velonation
Euskaltel-Euskadi ya tiene nueve para el Tour de Franciabiciciclismo
Scarponi set to ride Tour de Francecyclingnews
Horner chosen for RadioShack-Nissan Tour de France teamcyclingnews
Voeckler confident he'll be fit for Tour de France cyclingnews
Eyeing an opening, Greipel gets his Tour trainvelonews
Denis Menchov will lead Katusha (Tour de France team announced) — katushateam

June 18 update:
History of the Tour de France by numberscyclingnews
Gesink headlines Rabobank Tour line-up cyclingweekly.co.uk
RadioShack-Nissan 2012 Tour de France Rosterradioshacknissantrek

June 12 update:
Tour de France team pre-selections (long lists) for 10 teams biciciclismo

June 5 update:
Hesjedal heads to Tour de France with another win on his mindcyclingnews

May 30 update:
All stage profiles, maps and timetables are now posted. See the links in the race summary table (right).

April 6 update:
Tour de France announces four wildcards for 2012 race velonation

2012 Tour de France Route Presentation and Initial Previews


15 Big Photos from the Tour de France Route Presentationsirotti/reuters

October 18 update:
2012 Tour de France route officially presented cyclingnews
 Route Analysis (01:35 Flemish) — sporza
2012 route unveiled, time trialists have opportunity, climbers forced to attack velonation
99th Tour sets stage for unpredictable clash velonews
Tour de France will be blown wide open AP
Stage by stage analysis of next year’s routevelonation
Martin happy with 2012 Tour parcourscyclingnews
2012 Etape du Tour details released cyclingnews
 Andy Schleck upbeat despite Tour route, tired of secondbbc
15 Big Photos from the Tour de France Route Presentationsirotti/reuters

October 10 update: The official site mistakenly released the brief stage details for the 2012 race last week so Tuesday's announcment in Paris will be somewhat anti-climatic. See a summary of the 2012 edition in the table to the right. — Steve
2012 Tour de France route revealed (by mistake) — cyclingnews
2012 Grand Depart, Province of Liègeletour.fr
Mark Cavendish likes flatter 2012 Tour de France routenews.bbc.co.uk
Tour de France: boost for Bradley Wiggins as 2012 route is accidentally leaked telegraph.co.uk


2012 Route Map
Comparing 2012 to previous years... 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Flat Stages 9 10 9 10 10 11 9
Medium Mountain Stages 4 3 4 1 4 1 4
Mountain Stages 5 6 6 7 5 6 5
# of Categorized Climbs (Cat 2, 1 and HC) 25 23 23 20 19 21 22
Summit Finishes 3 4 3 3 4 3 3
Individual Time Trialing 101k 41k 59k 55k 82k 117k 116k
Team Time Trial 0 23k 0 39k 0 0 0
Overall Distance 3511k 3436k 3596k 3435k 3554k 3547k 3657k
• 2012 has no time bonuses again
• See the race summary table (right) for the medium and full mountain stage profiles.
• 20 points available for each intermediate sprint worth 1/2 the stage finish, but only one per stage. Points down to 15th place
• Etape du Tour announcement tomorrow




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En Direct: Live Streaming Video and TV Coverage

June 30 update: There will be many options for worldwide coverage of the 2012 Tour de France. Here are the initial list of broadcasters. Check back again at race time for a list of unrestricted links. Feel free to send in additional links. — Steve

Stage 20 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Flyover and Streetviewssteephill.tv

media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
eurosport    live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (polish)
 live ticker (english)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
Europe; live daily coverage and rebroadcasts in 59 countries. Stage 20 Live Now

Ticker languages: EN | FR | DE | ES | IT

   live video (french)
   live video (french)
   live video (french)
   live video (english)
   live video (french)
   live video (french)
  tv schedule
France; official source for pre-race, live, post coverage Stage 20 Live Now
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
UK only; ITV4 will broadcast live coverage from every stage of the 2012 Tour de France, as well as comprehensive previews and daily highlights daily podcasts
   live video (spanish)
   live video (spanish)
  tv schedule
Spain; TVE1, TVE2, Teledeporte Tour de Francia live tv and internet coverage. Spanish Dashboard
   live video (flemish)
   live video (flemish)
  tv schedule
Belgium; Sporza Ronde van Frankrijk live coverage Stage 20 Live Now
   live video (spanish)
  tv schedule
Latin America, Caribbean & other Spanish-speaking regions; Tour de Francia live covarage of the last two hours & 30 mins of highlights every day
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
Australia only; SBS live tv and online coverage; highlights
  tv schedule Canada; TSN2 will have the live daily broadcast for Canada
   live video (french)
  tv schedule
Quebec/Canada via Quebec's Reseau des Sports; live
   live video (japanese)
  tv schedule
Japanese;
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
South Africa; Super Sport live tv and online coverage
   live video (restricted)
   live video (french)
  tv schedule
Italy; Live daily coverage; Stage 20 Live Now
   live video (italian)
   live video (italian)
  tv schedule
Italy; RAI Tre live coverage restricted to Italy
   live video (dutch)
  tv schedule
Netherlands; Dutch

   live video (slovak)
  tv schedule
Slovakia; live video coverage Stage 20 Live Now
   live video (french)
  tv schedule
Belgium; French
   live video (luxembourgish)
  tv schedule
Luxembourg only; Luxembourguish
   live video (german)
  tv schedule
Switzerland, Germany; German
   live video (danish)
  tv schedule
Denmark; live and rebroadcasts;
   live video (norwegian)
  tv schedule
Norway
   live audio (english)
  radio schedule
UK; live audio of the final hour each day on the BBC Sport website and updates on BBC Radio 5
   live audio (francais)
   live video (english)
   live video ($ english)
  tv schedule
United States; live coverage and nightly rebroadcasts on tv.
official live ticker Stage 20 official live ticker
live text updates English;
live text updates English; updates from Charles Pelkey
live text updates ES
live text updates EN
Spanish text updates for Tour de Francia from Biciciclismo.
live ticker (german)
German text updates
 steephill text updates
short text updates with notification of the latest results, photos and video
check back at race time for more and updated links; email send a comment or a new live link



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