Tour de France 2024 Stage 12 Preview – Sprinters Back in the Spotlight
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Tour de France 2024 Stage 12 Preview – Sprinters Back in the Spotlight

Stage 12 of the Tour de France is one that both breakaway specialists and sprinters will have on their road books since the 203.6km route was announced last year. The two-thirds of the stage from Aurillac features a fair amount of climbing but no major elevation gains, and the reward of a flat finish in Villeneuve-sur-Lot should give the sprint teams some reassurance.

The first of three Category 4 climbs, set to start with a bang, will begin 62km further on from the Côte d’Autoire (2.7km with a 5.9% gradient), before another 20km later, the riders will tackle the Côte de Rocamadour (2km with a 5.8% gradient), which will be tackled in the opposite direction to the route taken during the 2022 Tour de France time trial.