BetNose sniffs out the latest betting odds on the 2012 Tour De France.
Tour de France, a twenty three day event beginning on 30th June, 2012 Saturday and ending on Sunday 23rd July is an arduous cross country cycle race of 3497 km. This is the 99th race since its beginning and consists of one prologue and twenty stages. This is a trying sporting event beginning in Liege in Belgium and finishing in Paris Champs Elysees.
This cross country cycling event comprises nine flat stages, four medium mountain stages, five mountain stages, tow individual time trial stages, and one prologue. There are two rest days in the course of this race. The prologue sets the beginning of this racing event at Liege on June 30th followed by two days of flat stage from Liege to Seraing and from Vise to Tournai. The other flat stages are from Abbeville to Rouen, from Rouen to Saint Quentin, from Epernay to Metz, from Saint Paul Trois Chateaux to Cap d’Agde, from Samatan to Pau, from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde, and from Rambouillet to Paris.
The four medium mountain stages are from Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer, from Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Fillles, from Belfort to Porrentruy, and from Saint Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay/ Davezieux. There are five mountain stages from Macon to Bellegrade-sur-Valserine, from Albertville to Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire, from Limoux to Foix, from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon, and from Bagneres-de-Luchon to Peyragudes.
The individual time trials are from Arc-et-Senans to Besancon on 9th July, and from Bonneval to Chartres on 21st July.
Distinctive Aspects of Tour de France
This cross country cycle race will feature level one mountain passes. These are supposedly the highest levels of mountains used in cycling. In all there will be 25 mountains to cross: eleven in Pyrenees, six in the Alps, four in Swiss Jura, three in Jura, and one in Vosges.
A total of 26 teams including 18 UCI Proteam class, 4 UCI Professional Continental class, three French, and one Dutch team will be participating in this event.
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