Three third category climbs on the middle mountain stage and two second categories, the twelfth category of the Tour de France, is an appetizer of high mountains for the adventurers of the peloton, arriving the next day in the Jura massif.

168.8 kilometers apart Roanne and Belleville Passing through one of France’s most respected vineyards, Beaujolais is fertile ground for the vineyard, with a positive slope of more than 3,000 meters, which leaves barely room for a continuous rolling rest, complicating the control of the race. leaks

While the general’s tenors will remain vigorous for what is to come, the final fireworks of a very mountainous Tour, all indicates that the twelfth stage will result in a triumphant-like adventure. Pello Bilbao is in Issoire this Tuesday.

The final ascent of the day, Croix Rosier, 5.3km with 7.6%, will have a bonus for the first three people to cross the summit very abruptly, which is 28.4km from the finish line.


Stage 12: Roanne – Belleville en Beaujolais, 168.8 km


Departure: 13:20 (11:20 GMT)