2012 Tour de France route favours all-rounders over climbers

Two days after the official presentation of next year’s Giro d’Italia route, the parcours for the 2012 Tour de France (its 99th edition) was unveiled this morning in Paris. Already leaked last week, the race starts in Liège in Belgium on June 30th before tracing a clockwise path through the Alps and Pyrenees leading to the traditional concluding gallop on the Champs-Élysées on July 22nd.

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