Tour de France

Stage 12: Chauvigny to Sarran Corrèze

The longest stage of the Tour packs two punchy climbs near the finish, so expect ambitious breakaway riders to try and outsmart the sprinters.


Stage date
Sep 10, 2020
Stage distance
218km
Stage terrain
Hilly

Start: 6:00 am EST

Est. Finish: 11:11: am EST


Stage 12 Results

Rank Rider Team Time
1 HIRSCHI Marc Team Sunweb 5:08:49
2 ROLLAND Pierre B&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM 0:47
3 KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren Team Sunweb 0:52
4 PACHER Quentin B&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM 0:52
5 HERRADA Jesús Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 0:52

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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

Illustration of Jens Voigt
Illustration: Lucy Engelman

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.