The Tour de France 2012 route was announced in Paris today. There were no surprises this year as the whole route was leaked last week when the stage list and map was accidently uploaded on to the Tour’s website.

For British cycling fans it offers some great chances for spectating with stages on the northern coast, near the big sea ports. There’s also good news for Bradley Wiggins with twice as much time trialling than this year’s race – almost 100km.

The race starts in Liege before heading through Belgium and up to Boulogne-sur-Mer before heading down to the Voseges mountains before the Alps. Only one stage, Albertville to La Toussuire is the only stage run entirely, deep in the Alps. 

The south of France comes next before the peloton heads over to the Pyrenees for two tough stages.

More to come……

Tour de France 2012 stage list

Prologue, Saturday June 30, Liège – Liège 6.1 km ITT

Stage 1, Sunday July 1, Liège – Seraing 198 km

Stage 2, Monday July 2, Visé – Tournai 207 km

Stage 3, Tuesday July 3, Orchies – Boulogne-sur-Mer 197 km

Stage 4, Wednesday July 4, Abbeville – Rouen 214 km

Stage 5, Thursday July 5, Rouen – Saint-Quentin 197 km

Stage 6, Friday July 6, Épernay – Metz 210 km

Stage 7, Saturday July 7, Tomblaine – La Planche des Belles Filles 199 km

Stage 8, Sunday July 8, Belfort – Porrentruy 154 km

Stage 9, Monday July 9, Arc-et-Senans – Besançon 38 km ITT

Rest day, Tuesday July 10,  Mâcon

Stage 10, Wednesday July 11, Mâcon – Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 194 km

Stage 11, Thursday July 12, Albertville – La Toussuire – Les Sybelles 140 km

Stage 12, Friday July 13, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Annonay Davézieux 220 km

Stagen 13, Saturday July 14, Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Le Cap d’Agde 215 km

Stage 14, Sunday July 15, Limoux – Foix 192 km

Stage 15, Monday July 16, Samatan – Pau 160 km

Rest day, Tuesday July 17,  Pau

Stage 16, Wednesday July 18, Pau – Bagnères-de-Luchon 197 km

Stage 17, Thursday July 19, Bagnères-de-Luchon – Peyragudes 144 km

Stage 18, Friday July 20, Blagnac – Brive-la-Gaillarde 215 km

Stage 19, Saturday July 21, Bonneval – Chartres 52 km ITT

Stage 20, Sunday July 22, Rambouillet – Paris Champs-Élysées 130 km

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  • Malcolm

    day off work to go to Boulogne for the day

  • Ken Evans

    The climbing height per stage,
    would also be useful.

  • old hedgey

    Liege eh? Heaven help us after what happened therre last time around. Hope Ivan has entered early!