Stage 12

Point of departure: Chauvigny
Point of arrival: Sarran
Distance: 218 km
Departure time: 11:00
Arrival time: 16:10
Type: Hilly

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Stage 12 is the longest of the 2020 Tour de France and offers a terrific chance for a breakaway.

The 218km stage is bumpy throughout, with the most significant climb coming late on with the 7.7% Suc au May.

Such a long and demanding day’s racing means the peloton will do well to keep any attacks in check, and Stage twelve will offer a chance for big names who have dropped significant time in the opening week to go for the stage win – Mitchelton-Scott for example have stated that such attacks are their definitive aim for the 2020 Tour.

Although not a day likely to be significant in the final race standings, this should be a terrific watch.

Stage 12 profile

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Weather forecast

The weather is set fair, with temperatures reaching 27 degrees by lunchtime before some light cloud is forecast to roll in during the afternoon.

Stat: 218

Only once in this year's Tour does a stage exceed 200km, and it comes today with Stage 12. Never has the longest stage of a Tour been as short as this year, with organisers preferring punchier stages to increase the spectacle.

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