Tour de France 2012 stage routes
The toughest race of the pro cycling season, Le Tour de France, is just a few weeks away and this year Map My Tracks has plotted each of the 3,479 kilometres.
This year the 99th edition of the Tour de France starts in Liège, Belgium on June 30 and is made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages.
If you were ever in doubt about the shear effort required to complete the race then take a look at the stand out profile of stage 16. At 197 kilometres long it’s not the longest stage in the race, that’s stage 18 at 222 kilometres, but stage 16 takes in two hor category climbs and two category 1 climbs. The riders pass over the Col d’Aubisque (5600ft), Col de Tourmalet (6940ft), Col d’Aspin (4860ft) and the Col de Peyresourde(5180ft)!
The full set of stages include elevations profiles and those tough enough to try there are TCX, GPX and KML files available to download to so you can ride the stages.
- Prologue: Liège > Liège
- Stage 1 - Liège > Seraing
- Stage 2 - Visé > Tournai
- Stage 3 - Orchies > Boulogne-sur-Mer
- Stage 4 - Abbeville > Rouen
- Stage 5 - Rouen > Saint-Quentin
- Stage 6 - Epernay > Metz
- Stage 7 - Tomblaine > La Planche des Belles Filles
- Stage 8 - Belfort > Porrentruy
- Stage 9 - Arc-et-Senans > Besancon
- Stage 10 - Macon > Bellegarde-sur-Valserine
- Stage 11 - Albertville > La Toussuire - Les Sybelles
- Stage 12 - Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Annonay Davezieux
- Stage 13 - Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux > Le Cap dAgde
- Stage 14 - Limoux > Foix
- Stage 15 - Samatan > Pau
- Stage 16 - Pau > Bagnères-de-Luchon
- Stage 17 - Bagnères-de-Luchon > Peyragudes
- Stage 18 - Blagnac Brive-la-Gaillarde
- Stage 19 - Bonneval > Chartres
- Stage 20 - Rambouillet > Paris Champs-Élysées