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2012 Tour de France
July, 2012

Stage 12, Friday, July 13: St Jean de Maurienne - Annonay Davézieux, 226 km

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Stage 12, Friday, July 13: St Jean de Maurienne - Annonay Davézieux, 226 km. Medium mountains

Rated ascents:

The Race: An early break of 17 was whittled down to five (David Millar, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Robert Kiserlovski, Egoi Martinez and Cyril Gautier) by the Grand Cucheron and Granier ascents. The quintet worked together with no screwing around until about four kilometers to go. As the road turned uphill for the finish, the attacks started, the winning move being initiated by Peraud. Millar bridged while the others watched. That was the race. Millar did most of the remaining work and then won the sprint.

Sky had an easy day defending the Yellow Jersey. When Peter Sagan got in a break that was bridging up to the Millar Group, Orica-GreenEdge shut it down, protecting Matthew Harley Goss' attempt to take the green Jersey from Sagen.

The Yellow Jersey group took it easy after neutralizing Sagan, coming in almost eight minutes after Millar's win. Goss and Sagen sprinted for the remaining Green Jersey points, but Goss threw a nasty hook on his way to winning the sprint. Goss was relegated for his foul and now Sagen has a large and perhaps unassailable lead in the Points Competition.

Wiggins will start tomorrow in Yellow.


  1. David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) 5hr 42min 46sec. 39.6 km/hr
  2. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  3. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 5sec
  4. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 6sec
  5. Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) s.t.
  6. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) @ 7min 53sec
  7. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  8. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) @ 7min 54sec
  9. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  10. Luca Paolini (Katusha) s.t.
  11. Julien Simon (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  12. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  13. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  14. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  15. Christopher Froome (Sky) s.t.
  16. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) s.t.
  17. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) s.t.
  18. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  19. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  20. Jelle Vanendert (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  21. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) s.t.
  22. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) s.t.
  23. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  24. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  25. Koen De Kort (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  26. Dominik Nerz (Liquigas) s.t.
  27. Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  28. Jens Voigt (Radio shack-Nissan) s.t.
  29. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  30. Christopher Horner ((Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  31. Andras Klöden (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  32. Maxime Monfort (Radio shack-Nissan) s.t.
  33. Juan José Cobo (Movistar) s.t.
  34. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  35. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  36. Frank Schleck (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  37. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) s.t.
  38. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar) s.t.
  39. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  40. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  41. Nick Nuyens (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  42. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) @ 8min 1sec
  43. Michael Rogers (sky) s.t.
  44. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) @ 8min 17sec
  45. Andriy Grivko (Astana) s.t.
  46. Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) s.t.
  47. Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  48. Guillaume Levarlet (Saur-Sojasun) @ 8min 31sec
  49. Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  50. Gianpaolo Caruso (Katusha) s.t.

General Classification: 2,185 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.04 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 54hr 34min 33sec
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 2min 5sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 23sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 3min 19sec
  5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 48sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 6min 15sec
  7. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 6min 57sec
  8. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 7min 30sec
  9. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 8min 31sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 8min 51sec
  11. Andréas Klöden (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 9min 29sec
  12. Frank Schleck (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 9min 45sec
  13. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 10min 49sec
  14. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 11min 27sec
  15. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 12min 41sec
  16. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 17min 21sec
  17. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack-Nissan) 2 17min 41sec
  18. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 19min 4sec
  19. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) @ 18min 55sec
  20. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar) @ 19min 2sec
  21. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 20min 12sec
  22. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) @ 20min 32sec
  23. Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) @ 20min 54sec
  24. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 27min 37sec
  25. Jelle Venendert (Lotto-Belisol) @ 30min 41sec
  26. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 31min 9sec
  27. Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) @ 31min 41sec
  28. Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 32min 0sec
  29. Michael Rogers (Sky) @ 33min 4sec
  30. Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 33min 13sec
  31. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) @ 33min 59sec
  32. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 34min 52sec
  33. Juan José Cobo (Movistar) @ 40min 36sec
  34. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 42min 33sec
  35. Jean-Christophe Peraud (AQg2r) @ 42min 42sec
  36. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 45min 54sec
  37. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 49min 25sec
  38. Richie Porte (Sky) @ 51min 22sec
  39. George Hincapie (BMC) @ 52min 24sec
  40. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 54mn 9sec
  41. Dominik Nerz (Liquigas) @ 56min 23sec
  42. Gianpaolo Caruso (Katusha) @ 57min 35sec
  43. Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun) @ 58min 6sec
  44. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 59min 11sec
  45. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) @ 1hr 0min 49sec
  46. Michael Schär (BMC) @ 1hr 0min 53sec
  47. Cyril Guatier (Europcar) @ 1hr 1min 10sec
  48. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 1hr 1min 23sec
  49. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) @ 1hr 2min 14sec
  50. Jens Voigt (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 1hr 2min 16sec


  1. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 66points
  2. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 55
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 39
  4. Robert Kiserlovski (Astana): 37
  5. Michele Scarponi (Lampre): 33


  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 254 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 198
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 181
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 100

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 54hr 41min 30sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 1min 54sec
  3. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 27min 55sec
  4. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 35min 36sec
  5. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 42min 28sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack: 163hr 56min 13sec
  2. Sky @ 12min 38sec
  3. Astana @ 24min 33sec
  4. BMC @ 35min 14sec
  5. Movistar @ 39min 16sec

Stage 12 map and profile

Stage 12 map

Stage 12 map

Stage 12 profile

Stage 12 profile

Stage 12 photos

David Millar

David Millar leads Jean-Christopher Peraud under the flamme rouge. Egoi Martinez can be seen in the distance.

Stage 12 finish

Millar wins handily.

Robert kiserlovski

Robert Kiserlovski leads Egoi Martinez and Cyril Gautier a few seconds later.

Egoi MArtinez

Egoi Martinez wins the sprint for third.


Minutes later Sky leads the peloton to the finish, which was uphill.

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan keeps and eye on Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge, number 204)

Michele Scarponi

Michele Scarponi

Philippe Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert

Johynny Hoogerland

Johnny Hoogerland

Edvald Boaason Hagen

Edvald Boassan Hagen

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde

Kris Boeckmans and Levi Leipheimer

Kris Boeckmans leads Levi Leipheimer

Denis Menchov and George Hincapie

Denis Menchov and George Hincapie

Fredrik Kessiakoff

Fredrik Kessiakoff

Stuart O'Grady

Stuart O'Grady

Field Sprint

Matthew Harley Goss beats Peter Sagan in the field sprint. But an angry Sagan protests that Goss did not hold his line. Looking at the results, it appears the protest was upheld.

Field sprint

Looking at the gap, Goss and Sagan were much faster than the others.

David Millar

David Millar worked hard in the break, getting a well-deserved win.

Bradley Wiggins

Wiggins and his team had an easier time defending their lead today.

Peter Sagan

Bernard Hinault helps Peter Sagan with his Green Jersey. Sagan may have the points competition sewn up after Goss' relegation.