The Tour de France continues on Friday after Pierre Rolland won Stage 11 on Thursday. The riders move on to stage 12 starting at Saint-Jean-de-Maurine and ending at Annonay Davezieux. The 226km stage is the longest among all stages, and will provide a challenge at the beginning of its course.
The Col du Grand Cucheron and the Col du Granier both will take the riders up to an elevation above 1000 meters, however, after these two peaks, the course is downhill. The sprinters should be able to make up some ground during this stage if they end up successfully executing their individual strategies.
You can start watching the 12th stage of the Tour at around 3:30 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 12 by checking out the YouTube video below courtesy of SB Nation Studios.
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