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2012 Tour de France route leaked

  • By Agence France Presse
  • Published Oct. 10, 2011

PARIS (AFP) – Tour de France organisers inadvertently published next year’s route on their official website.

Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) refused to comment when contacted by AFP about the embarrassing slip-up over the race which gets underway in the Belgian town of Liege on June 30.

The page is no longer accessible but Dutch journalist Stephan van der Zwan has some images he took of it on www.Wielerland.nl, the website that revealed the error.

The 2012 Tour will feature nine flat stages, five mountain stages including two finishing at altitude, two individual time-trials and a prologue. There will also be two rest days.

The race will comprise a total of 25 climbs of 2nd, 1st or Hors categorie: one in the Vosges, three in the Jura, four in the Swiss Jura, six in the Alps and 11 in the Pyrenees.

The official unveiling of the route is due to take place in Paris on October 18.

2012 Tour de France stages:
Prologue, June 30 — Liege> Liege 6.1 km (time trial)
Stage 1, July 1 — Liège> Seraing 198 km (road stage)
Stage 2, July 2 — Vise > Tournai 207 km (road stage)
Stage 3, July 3 — Orchies > Boulogne-sur-Mer 197 km (road stage)
Stage 4, July 4 — Abbeville > Rouen 214 km (road stage)
Stage 5, July 5 — Rouen > Saint-Quentin 197 km (road stage)
Stage 6, July 6 — Épernay > Metz 210 km (road stage)
Stage 7, July 7 — Tomblaine > La Planche des Belles Filles 199 km (road stage)
Stage 8, July 8 — Belfort > Porrentruy 154 km (road stage)
Stage 9, July 9 — Arc-et-Senans > Besançon 38 km (time trial)
Rest day, July 10
Stage 10, July 11 — Mâcon > Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 194 km (road stage)
Stage 11, July 12 — Albertville > La Toussuire – Les Sybelles 140 km (mountain stage)
Stage 12, July 13 — Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Annonay Davézieux 220 km (mountain stage)
Stage 13, July 14 — Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Le Cap d’Agde 215 km (road stage)
Stage 14, July 15 — Limoux > Foix 192 km (road stage)
Stage 15, July 16 — Samatan > Pau 160 km (road stage)
Rest day, July 17
Stage 16, July 18 — Pau > Bagnères-de-Luchon 197 km (mountain stage)
Stage 17, July 19 — Bagnères-de-Luchon > Peyragudes 144 km (mountain stage)
Stage 18, July 20 — Blagnac > Brive-la-Gaillarde 215 km (road stage)
Stage 19, July 21 — juillet Bonneval > Chartres 52 km (time trial)
Stage 20, July 22 — Rambouillet > Paris Champs-Élysées 130 km (road stage)

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