Stage 12 preview
Course: The longest stage of the 2020 Tour cuts a southeast course across the country’s midsection, and skirts the southern boundary of the Parc Naturel Régional de Millevaches en Limousin. Expect a strong breakaway to form early, as this long and hilly stage falls just before a punishing day in the mountains. Strong teams may be inclined to rest their legs for the GC battle to come.
Favorites: Peter Sagan, Alexander Kristoff, André Greipel, Sam Bennett
Jens Voigt’s take: This is the longest day of the Tour, and it leaves the flatlands and heads into some really hilly terrain. Predicting a winner is tough, because it will be a lot of work for the sprint teams to hold it together. Not all of the sprinters will be confident they can be at the finish. My guess is multiple teams work together and it will be a strong sprinter or fast strong man winning the day. Not a typical pure sprinter for today.