After an arduous challenge was presented toward the cyclists in Stage 10, the mountains keep on coming in Stage 11 of the 2012 Tour de France. It's a short stage in terms of overall horizontal distance with 148 km traversed, but it involved so many climbs with slight drops with barely any flat terrain to cover. There could be as much as a 9.5% incline steep raise and about a 6% average climb.
The race begins in Albertville and finishes in La Toussuire-Les Sybelles. You can start watching the 11th stage of the Tour at around 4 a.m. PT on the NBC Sports Network. Fans will also be able to watch the Tour online with a subscription to Tour de France Live.
Check out the course that the cyclists will have to traverse in Stage 11 by checking out the YouTube video below courtesy of SB Nation Studios.