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2012 Tour de France, Stage 2: TV Coverage, Online Streaming Information, Route And More

Stage 2 of the 2012 Tour de France is a flat run from Visé to Tournai, 207.5km that should end in a classic bunch sprint. The route, television coverage and online streaming information are all below.

The long, flat stage will likely see a breakaway spend most of the day in front, but expect the peloton to pull them back before the finish line and teams to rush to set up their sprinters for a crack at the victory. No conversation of sprinters goes without mentioning Mark Cavendish (Sky), and the British rider will surely be gunning for victory on Monday. He won't be alone: Stage 1 winner Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) will be looking to continue his ascent into elite sprinter status, and men like Pacific Northwest native Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) and Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) will be just as eager to make their mark at the tour.

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The GC standings are unlikely to move much in the stage, though tour leader Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Nissan) will have to be mindful that no one sneaks away with the stage. He'll have his team in support of that, including another Pacific Northwest rider, Chris Horner.

Television Coverage: NBC Sports Network beginning at 5 a.m. PDT.

Online Streaming: Streaming coverage available via NBC Sports

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