Tour de France stage 12 in photos

by CyclingTips


Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff took his first Tour de France victory, winning the bunch sprint into Saint-Etienne on stage 12. It was another crushing defeat for Peter Sagan who has come second place four times this Tour and has yet to win a stage. For a sprinter, second place is just as good as last pace. For the rest of us, this would be a dream come true.

Today was a mildly exciting stage before the fireworks tomorrow on stage 13. It’s the first big mountain stage of this year’s Tour with the riders set to cover 198km towards the summit finish at Chamrousse. The final HC climb is 18.2km long with an average gradient of 7.3% with two other climbs preceding it (see stage 13 profile here). This should begin to settle the General Classification and we’ll see who’s on top, and who will be fighting for scraps over the next half of the tour.

Read the full race report and results from Stage 12 of the 2014 Tour de France here.

Enjoy the photos from stage 12 courtesy of BrakeThrough Media (follow on Instagram and Twitter) and Cor Vos. More to come…