Tour de France 2012 route, stages and teams
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Bradley Wiggins takes a curve in front of Arc de Triomphe in Paris during the 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France on Sunday. Wiggins won his first tour and the first by a Briton.
Bradley Wiggins celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the last stage of the Tour.
France's Thomas Voeckler, wearing the polka-dot jersey as the Tour's best climber, celebrates on the podium after the 19th stage Saturday, July 21, 2012.
Cadel Evans rides for BMC Racing in the individual time trial Saturday.
Fans watch as the peloton passes through sunflower fields during the 18th stage on Friday, July 20, 2012.
Fans of France's Thomas Voeckler pose as a helicopter flies over during the 18th stage.
Phillipe Gilbert is restrained as he confronts the owners of the dog that jumped in front of him during the 18th stage.
A cycling supporter holds a sign reading "Bravo for Everybody" as he watches the pack pass during the 18th stage.
Mark Cavendish celebrates at the finish line after winning the 18th stage.
A spectator wrapped in the Spanish flag sprays water on stage winner Alejandro Valverde of Spain as he climbs towards Peyragudes during the 17th stage on Thursday, July 19.
The pack rides in the fog with overall leader and yellow jersey-wearing Bradley Wiggins during Stage 17.
Toy figurines representing the jersey leaders are seen on a spectator's hat before the start of the 17th stage.
The riders climb the Col du Tourmalet during Stage 16 from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon on Wednesday, July 18.
The pack of riders cycles in the Pyrenees mountains during the 16th stage.
Kazakh rider Alexander Vinokourov waits for the start of the 15th stage of the Tour de France on Monday, July 16.
Overall Tour leader Bradley Wiggins, in yellow, rides during the 15th stage of the 2012 Tour de France, Monday, July 16.
British rider Bradley Wiggins, right, waits for the start of the 15th stage of the Tour de France on Monday, July 16, as children pass in front with a wagon of ducks.
Rabobank rider Luis-Leon Sanchez of Spain and BMC Racing procycling team rider Philippe Gilbert of Belgium in action during the 14th stage of the Tour de France 2012 cycling race between Limoux and Foix, France on Sunday.
FDJ-Bigmat Sandy Casar of France, BMC Racing Team rider Philippe Gilbert of Belgium, Euskaltel-Euskadi rider Gorka Izaguirre Insausti of Spain and Liquigas-Cannondale rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprint at the finish line of the 14th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Limoux and Foix
The peloton cycles through vineyards during the 13th stage of the Tour de France.
The pack passes a woman waving the French flag on Bastille Day during the 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race.
FDJ-Bigmat rider Anthony Roux of France receives medical assistance from his team as he cycles during the 13th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Cap d'Agde.
The pack passes a bridge at Pont-Saint-Esprit during the 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race.
Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, follows teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway, left, as they speed down Granier pass during the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race.
A fan, with his 1912 bicycle, cheers on the pack riding in the 226 km and twelfth stage of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race starting in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and finishing in Annonay Davezieux, southeastern France, on Friday.
France's Pierre Rolland lifts celebrates after crossing the finish line to win Stage 11, a 148-kilometer leg starting in Albertville and finishing in La Toussuire-Les Sybelles on Thursday, July 12.
A British fan encourages overall leader Bradley Wiggins of Britain during Stage 11.
Bradley Wiggins, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs Croix de Fer pass during Stage 11.
Fans dressed as skiers cheer overall leader Bradley Wiggins and Christopher Froome, both from Great Britain and riding for Team Sky, during Stage 11.
Australian fans wave national flags as the pack rides by in Stage 11.
A detail photo of the bandaged hands and arms of Tyler Farrar of the USA riding for Garmin-Sharp as he prepares to start stage ten of the 2012 Tour de France from Macon to Bellegarde-Sur-Valserine on July 11, in Macon, France.
The peloton makes the climb of the Col du Grand Columbier with Bradley Wiggins in the overall leader's yellow jersey during Stage 10.
France's Vincent Jerome waits on the roadside after he fell at the beginning of Stage 10, a 194.5-kilometer ride starting in Macon and finishing in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine.
BMC Racing Team rider Cadel Evans of Australia sprints ahead of Sky Procycling rider Bradley Wiggins during Stage 10.
Christopher Froome surges to the finish of the 25-mile individual time trial at the Tour de France on Monday, July 9, 2012. Froome finished second.
The peloton wends its way during the eighth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, July 8. French cyclist Thibaut Pinot won the stage, giving the host country its first victory in this year's event.
The peloton with Cadel Evans, the 2011 Tour de France winner, third from right, passes a sawmill during the eighth stage. The stage covers 98.5 miles with a start in Belfort, France, and finish in Porrentruy, Switzerland.
French rider Thibaut Pinot celebrates before crossing the finish line to win the eighth stage of the Tour de France.
The pack rides past a field of sunflowers during the seventh stage of the 2012 Tour de France, Saturday, July 7.
Spanish rider Luis-Leon Sanchez of the Rabobank team gestures towards a fan during the seventh stage of the Tour de France between Tomblaine and La Planche des Belles Filles, France.
Fans cheers on the pack climbing in the 7th stage of the Tour de France cycling, which covered nearly 124 miles on Saturday, July 7 in eastern France.
A pack of riders cycle during the sixth stage Friday.
Riders try to get back on their bicycles after crashing about 15 miles from the finish line during the sixth stage Friday.
Frank Schlek and Oscar Freire crash out
Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara, the overall leader, and teammate Frank Schleck of Luxembourg ride in the pack in the sixth stage Friday.
A fan looks at Australia's Jonathan Cantwell after he crashed during the fifth stage Thursday.
Spain's Alejandro Valverde rides alongside a car during the sixth stage Friday.
Fans wave French flags as the pack rides in the fifth stage Thursday.
Poppies are seen in the foreground as a lone spectator waits for the pack to pass during the fifth stage Thursday.
The pack leaves Abbeville, France, during the start of the fourth stage Wednesday.
Andre Greipel of Germany holds up his arm as he wins the fourth stage Wednesday.
The pack of riders cycles past spectators during the fourth stage Wednesday.
Three men cheer from atop a wind turbine as the pack passes during the fourth stage Wednesday.
The pack cycles during the third stage between Orchies and Boulogne-sur-mer on Tuesday.
Mark Cavendish, right, crosses the finish line ahead of Andre Greipel, second left, to win Stage 2 on Monday.
The peloton rides through wheat fields in the countryside during Stage 2, from Vise to Tournai in Belgium.
The pack of riders cycles during Stage 2.
Liquigas-Cannondale rider Peter Sagan holds up his arms as he wins Stage 1 between Liege and Seraing in Belgium on Sunday, July 1.
The pack climbs towards the Citadel in Namur during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 129 miles with start in Vise and finish in Tournai, Belgium, on July 2.
Three of the six leading men, Denmark's Michael Morkov, let, France's Maxime Bouet and France's Yohann Gene ride in a breakaway, July 1.
A fan, disguised as an ancient soldier, cheers on the pack, July 1.
Riders follow the Tour de France official car at the beginning of the first stage of the 2012 Tour de France, July 1.
Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland corners a roundabout on his way to win the prologue, an individual time trial over 6.4 kilometers (4 miles) with start and finish in Liege, Belgium on Saturday, June 30.
Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara dons the yellow jersey as overall race leader on Saturday.
Fans watch the prologue of the Tour in Liege, Belgium, on Saturday.
Sylvain Chavanel of France strains as he crosses the finish line of the prologue.
Australia's Cadel Evans, defending Tour champion and third from left, trains with his BMC Racing teammates near Liege, Belgium on Friday June 29.
Defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia visits the team car Friday.
Radioshack-Nissan team mechanics prepare the bicycles of the riders prior to a training ride near Francorchamps, Belgium on Friday.
The Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team train on Friday.
Tour de France Standing
Place Name Time Time Gap Team Bib# Age
|Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK||87:45:02||00:10:15||LTB||111||29|
|Tejay VAN GARDEREN||87:45:51||00:11:04||BMC||009||23|
|Chris Anker SORENSEN||88:00:14||00:25:27||STB||178||27|
|Rui Alberto COSTA||88:11:50||00:37:03||MOV||163||25|