Tour de France 2012

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99th Tour de France 2012
Racing series UCI WorldTour
Host country FranceFrance France Belgium Switzerland
Competition period June 30th to July 22nd, 2012
Stages 21st
overall length 3494.4 km
Starting field 198 from 31 nations in 22 teams
(of which 153 arrived at the finish)
Overall rating 1. Bradley Wiggins (SKY) 87:34:47 h 2. Chris Froome (SKY) + 3:21 min 3. Vincenzo Nibali (LIQ) + 6:19 minUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom 
United KingdomUnited Kingdom 
Team evaluation LuxembourgLuxembourg RadioShack Nissan 263: 12:01 h
Scoring jerseys
Yellow jersey Yellow jersey United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bradley Wiggins (SKY)
Green jersey Green jersey SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Dotted jersey Dotted jersey FranceFrance Thomas Voeckler (EUC)
White jersey White jersey United StatesUnited States Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
Card 99th Tour de France 2012
2011 2013
Final result after the 20th stage
Overall rating United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bradley Wiggins (SKY) 87:34:47 h
(39.827 km / h)
2. United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chris Froome (SKY) + 03:21 min
3. ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali (LIQ) + 06:19 min
4th BelgiumBelgium Jurgen Van Den Broeck (LTB) + 10:15 min
5. United StatesUnited States Tejay van Garderen (BMC) + 11:04 min
6th SpainSpain Haimar Zubeldia (RNT) + 15:41 min
7th AustraliaAustralia Cadel Evans (BMC) + 15:49 min
8th. FranceFrance Pierre Rolland (EUC) + 16:26 min
9. SloveniaSlovenia Janez Brajkovič (AST) + 16:33 min
10. FranceFrance Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) + 17:17 min
Scoring SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan (LIQ) 421 P.
2. GermanyGermany André Greipel (LTB) 280 p.
3. AustraliaAustralia Matthew Goss (OGE) 268 P.
Mountain scoring FranceFrance Thomas Voeckler (EUC) 135 P.
2. SwedenSweden Fredrik Kessiakoff (AST) 123 P.
3. DenmarkDenmark Chris Anker Sørensen (STB) 77 P.
Young talent evaluation United StatesUnited States Tejay van Garderen (BMC) 87:45:46 h
2. FranceFrance Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) + 06:13 min
3. NetherlandsNetherlands Steven Kruijswijk (RAB) + 1:05:48 h
Team ranking LuxembourgLuxembourg RadioShack Nissan 263: 12: 01 h
2. United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sky ProCycling + 05:54 min
3. United StatesUnited States BMC Racing Team + 36:36 min
Most combative driver DenmarkDenmark Chris Anker Sørensen (STB)

The 2012 Tour de France was the 99th staging of the most important stage cycle race in the world. It began on June 30, 2012 - as in 2004 - in Liège and ended on July 22, 2012 on the avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris . Briton Bradley Wiggins won , last year's winner Cadel Evans landed in seventh place overall. The green jersey was won by the Slovak Peter Sagan in his first participation .

The first three stages were driven entirely in Belgium , only then did the tour lead to the home country. Unlike the year before , the tour began again with a short time trial, a prologue .

After 24 years of abstinence from the Tour de France, Le Coq Sportif has now replaced Nike as the jersey supplier. Le Coq Sportif will also equip other ASO races ( Paris – Nice , Critérium du Dauphiné , Paris – Roubaix , etc.).

ARD and ZDF announced in February 2011 that they would no longer broadcast the 2012 Tour de France. The reason for this was that the long live broadcasts no longer found the desired audience acceptance due to the doping problem. The broadcast in Germany was therefore exclusively via the Eurosport channel . In Switzerland, the tour was broadcast with German ( SF2 ), French ( RTS un ) and Italian ( RSI LA 2 ) commentary.

Starting position

Field of participants

As usual, 22 teams with 9 riders each took part in the 2012 Tour de France. The 18 ProTeams were entitled to start . In addition, the organizer ASO gave four wildcards to Professional Continental Teams , namely to Team Argos-Shimano , Cofidis, le Crédit en Ligne , Team Europcar and Saur-Sojasun . The 198 drivers came from 31 nations, including Germany with 13, Austria with one and Switzerland with three starters. As for years, France had the largest national contingent with 43 drivers, followed by Spain with 21 and the Netherlands with 18 drivers.

At the age of 40, Jens Voigt (RSN) was the oldest starter of the 2012 Tour de France. The youngest participant was the Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at the age of 22. The US-American George Hincapie (BMC) was the driver with the most participations in the Tour de France in its history with his 17th tour start. He displaced the Dutchman Joop Zoetemelk , who came to 16 participations. This year, all riders born in 1987 or later were included in the junior ranking, at the start of the Tour it was 23, which made up about a tenth of the peloton and was thus below the value of previous years.

A detailed start list with an overview of the nationalities, successes and exits of the individual drivers and teams during the Tour de France 2012 can be found on the separate page Driver Field 2012 .

FranceFrance Ag2r (ALM)
KazakhstanKazakhstan Astana Pro Team (AST)
United StatesUnited States BMC Racing Team (BMC)
SpainSpain Euskaltel-Euskadi (EUS)
FranceFrance FDJ-Big Mat (FDJ)
United StatesUnited States Garmin-Sharp (GRS)
AustraliaAustralia Orica GreenEdge (OGE)
RussiaRussia Katusha Team (KAT)
ItalyItaly Lampre ISD (LAM)
ItalyItaly Liquigas-Cannondale (LIQ)
BelgiumBelgium Lotto Belisol Team (LTB)
SpainSpain Movistar (MOV)
BelgiumBelgium Omega Pharma-Quick Step (OPQ)
NetherlandsNetherlands Rabobank Cycling Team (RAB)
LuxembourgLuxembourg RadioShack Nissan (RNT)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sky ProCycling (SKY)
DenmarkDenmark Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank (STB)
NetherlandsNetherlands Vacansoleil-DCM (VCD)
Professional Continental Teams
NetherlandsNetherlands Team Argos-Shimano (ARG)
FranceFrance Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne (COF)
FranceFrance Team Europcar (EUC)
FranceFrance Saur Soy Sun (SAU)


Last year's winner Cadel Evans

In the 2012 Tour de France, around 100 kilometers were held as an individual time trial. As a result, the strong time trial runners were given the best chance of winning the tour. In the run-up to the tour, this included, above all, last year's winner Cadel Evans and Briton Bradley Wiggins . The apparently biggest competitor of the two drivers, last year’s runner-up and winner of the Tour de France 2010 , Andy Schleck , was injured. Furthermore, his brother Fränk Schleck , Denis Menschow and Andreas Klöden as well as Jurgen Van Den Broeck are named as possible top 10 drivers. Even the winner of the Giro d'Italia 2012 , Ryder Hesjedal , and the old Italian star Ivan Basso were trusted by some experts to win. Janez Brajkovič , Pierre Rolland , Samuel Sánchez , Vincenzo Nibali , Michele Scarponi , Rein Taaramäe , Jean-Christophe Péraud , Alejandro Valverde , Robert Gesink and Jelle Vanendert were among the extended favorites for top placements .

The top contender for the green jersey of the best in points was Mark Cavendish , who dominated the sprint decisions in previous years and had won the ranking last year. In addition to him, Peter Sagan , André Greipel , Tyler Farrar , Óscar Freire and, especially for demanding sprint finishes, Edvald Boasson Hagen were named. Furthermore, Mark Renshaw , Robert Hunter and Alessandro Petacchi were considered promising candidates for a sprint victory.

The mountain classification seemed to be relatively open again at the start of the tour. In addition to some of the overall classification drivers, such as Samuel Sánchez , who won the spotted jersey in 2011, favorites for the dotted jersey were aggressive racing drivers such as Johnny Hoogerland , Jérémy Roy , Jelle Vanendert and old master Sylvain Chavanel . The Dutchman Robert Gesink was often credited with winning the dotted jersey .

In the youth field, Tejay van Garderen , Edvald Boasson Hagen and Rein Taaramäe were given the best chances of winning the white jersey of the best young driver. The Slovak Peter Sagan was also one of the candidates here.

For the three individual time trials, the Swiss Fabian Cancellara and the German Tony Martin were considered the most promising candidates, as were some of the tour favorites such as Cadel Evans , Bradley Wiggins , Denis Menschow or Andreas Klöden as well as Edvald Boasson Hagen , David Millar and David Zabriskie .

Tour itinerary


The stage plan was officially presented on October 18, 2011. Due to a mistake, however, it was already on the Amaury Sport Organization website for a short time on October 10th .

stage date route Type km Stage winner Jersey red number.svg Most combative driver
prolog June 30th Liege ( BEL ) - Liege Individual time trial 006.4 Fabian Cancellara not forgiven
1 0July 1 Liège - Seraing (BEL) Flat stage 198 Peter Sagan Nicolas Edet
2 02nd July Visé (BEL) - Tournai (BEL) Flat stage 207.5 Mark Cavendish Anthony Roux
3 03rd of July Orchies - Boulogne-sur-Mer Mountainous stage 197 Peter Sagan Michael Mørkøv
4th 0July 4th Abbeville - Rouen Flat stage 214.5 André Greipel Yukiya Arashiro
5 05th July Rouen - Saint-Quentin Flat stage 196.5 André Greipel Matthieu Ladagnous
6th 0July 6th Épernay - Metz Flat stage 205 Peter Sagan David Zabriskie
7th 07th of July Tomblaine - Planche des Belles Filles Mountainous stage 199 Chris Froome Luis León Sánchez
8th 08th of July Belfort - Porrentruy ( SUI ) Mountainous stage 157.5 Thibaut Pinot Fredrik Kessiakoff
9 0July 9 Arc-et-Senans - Besançon Individual time trial 041.5 Bradley Wiggins not forgiven
R. 10th of July 1st day of rest Rest day
10 July 11th Mâcon - Bellegarde-sur-Valserine High mountain stage 194.5 Thomas Voeckler Thomas Voeckler
11 July 12 Albertville - Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire High mountain stage 148 Pierre Rolland Pierre Rolland
12 July 13th Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Annonay - Davézieux Mountainous stage 226 David Millar Robert Kišerlovski
13 July 14th Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Cap d'Agde Flat stage 217 André Greipel Michael Mørkøv
14th 15th of July Limoux - Foix High mountain stage 191 Luis León Sánchez Peter Sagan
15th 16th of July Samatan - Pau Flat stage 158.5 Pierrick Fédrigo Nicki Sørensen
R. 17th July 2nd day off Rest day
16 July 18th Pau - Bagneres-de-Luchon High mountain stage 197 Thomas Voeckler Thomas Voeckler
17th July 19 Bagnères-de-Luchon - Peyragudes High mountain stage 143.5 Alejandro Valverde Alejandro Valverde
18th 20th of July Blagnac - Brive-la-Gaillarde Flat stage 222.5 Mark Cavendish Alexander Vinokurov
19th 21 July Bonneval - Chartres Individual time trial 053.5 Bradley Wiggins not forgiven
20th 22nd of July Rambouillet - Paris , Champs-Elysées Flat stage 120 Mark Cavendish not forgiven

First week

The breakaway group during the 3rd stage
A group of escapes at the Col de Grosse Pierre during the 7th stage
The main field in Belfort during the 8th stage

The prologue was won by multiple individual time trial world champion Fabian Cancellara . He was the first to wear the yellow jersey of the 2012 Tour de France. He was also ahead in the points classification because the prologue only gave sprint points for the finish line and as the winner he therefore received the most points. Since Cancellara was wearing two jerseys, Bradley Wiggins , who was second in the points ranking , wore the green jersey of the best sprinter. The American Tejay van Garderen drove in the white jersey of the best young driver . The fastest team at the end of the prologue was Team Sky . The dotted jersey was not awarded.

The following six stages were mostly flat in profile and were therefore dominated by the sprinters in the driver field when they reached the finish line. The breakaway groups that had formed in the meantime were caught up again each time by the speed work of the sprinter teams before the finish. From such an escape group, the Dane Michael Mørkøv got the most mountain points in the first stage and thus drove into the jersey of the best climber. Mørkøv was also represented in breakaway groups in the two following stages and was able to secure a total of nine points in the mountain classification.

The Slovak Peter Sagan achieved his first stage success on his first tour participation. This initially moved him to second place in the points classification. Sixth place in the second stage was enough for him to take over the green jersey from Fabian Cancellara. The stage was won by the five-time stage winner of last year's tour, Mark Cavendish . Sagan also won the third and sixth stages of the Tour and thus secured his lead in the points classification. The German André Greipel won two stages in a row and moved up to third place in the points classification.

After the third stage, Fabian Cancellara received the overall leader's yellow jersey for the 27th time. He was the rider who wore the maillot jaune most often without winning the tour.

Up until then there were hardly any shifts in the other ratings. During the third stage, Kanstanzin Siuzou and José Joaquín Rojas were the first riders to end the tour prematurely due to a fall. During the sixth stage there was a mass fall that divided the peloton into two groups. This meant that well-known drivers like Edvald Boasson Hagen and Ryder Hesjedal fell behind in the overall standings. The latter did not appear in the following seventh stage . A total of twelve riders ended the 2012 Tour de France prematurely due to the fall during the sixth stage, including last year's eighth Tom Danielson .

The first week of the tour ended with two mountainous stages. The seventh stage had the first mountain finish of the 2012 Tour, which was won by the British Chris Froome in front of Cadel Evans and Bradley Wiggins . Wiggins took the lead in the overall standings as Cancellara crossed the finish line almost two minutes behind him. Van Garderen, who drove in the white jersey, also fell back and had to hand over the lead in this ranking to Rein Taaramäe from Estonia. Froome received 20 mountain points by winning the mountain finish, replacing Michael Mørkøv as the wearer of the dotted jersey .

The eighth stage was won by the youngest rider in the field, the French Thibaut Pinot, ahead of the favorites. In an escape action, Fredrik Kessiakoff had previously collected 21 mountain points, enough to take the dotted jersey off Chris Froome. In the team classification, RadioShack-Nissan was now ahead. At the end of the first week of the tour, Bradley Wiggins was ahead of the Australian Cadel Evans, the Italian Vincenzo Nibali , the Russian Denis Menschow and the Spaniard Haimar Zubeldia . These drivers were all less than a minute behind leading driver Wiggins. In places six to ten were Chris Froome, Maxime Monfort , Jurgen Van Den Broeck , Nicolas Roche and Rein Taaramäe.

Second week

Vincenzo Nibali during the individual time trial ( 9th stage )
High mountain stage from Albertville to La Toussuire ( 11th stage )
Overall leader Bradley Wiggins at the head of the peloton ( 13th stage )

At the beginning of the second week of the tour there was again an individual time trial on the program, which was won by overall leader Bradley Wiggins. This was able to increase his lead over the opponents. With a fourth place at the end of this ninth stage , Tejay van Garderen got the white jersey back from Taaramäe. The first day of rest was on July 10th. The German professional cyclist Tony Martin announced that he would not start the next stage because of a fall. On the rest day, the French driver Rémy Di Gregorio from the Cofidis team was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking. He was suspended from his team and banned from the tour.

The following stages ten and eleven were high mountain stages . Both were won by outliers. At the end of the tenth stage, Thomas Voeckler took over the dotted jersey from Kessiakoff, but had to give it back to him the following day, as Kessiakoff was represented in a breakaway group from which the later stage winner Pierre Rolland broke. Defending champion Cadel Evans had to let go of the pace of Sky drivers Wiggins and Froome and fell back. Alessandro Petacchi and Jurij Kriwzow dropped out of the tour because they exceeded their waiting period . Also gave Fabian Cancellara , Bauke Mollema , Mark Renshaw and three other riders on. Robert Gesink , who was considered a contender for a top 10 place , did not start for the next twelfth stage. The Brit David Millar won out of a five-man breakaway group with about eight minutes ahead of the peloton. André Greipel celebrated his third stage victory in the 2012 Tour de France in the 13th stage , drawing level with Peter Sagan, who has also won three stages so far this year.

The 14th stage did not bring any significant changes in the classifications. Luis León Sánchez secured the first stage win for the Spaniards in 2012. In the overall standings, Bradley Wiggins was ahead of Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, Cadel Evans and Jurgen van den Broeck, who was around five minutes behind Wiggins. Haimar Zubeldia, Tejay van Garderen, Janez Brajkovič , Pierre Rolland and Thibaut Pinot followed in sixth to tenth place. The scoring was headed by Peter Sagan, followed by André Greipel and Matthew Goss . Fredrik Kessiakoff had the most mountain points, followed by Pierre Rolland and Chris Anker Sørensen . In the junior competition, Tejay van Garderen was wearing the white jersey, ahead of Thibaut Pinot and Peter Sagan. In the team standings, the RadioShack-Nissan team was ahead of Sky and BMC .

Third week

The third week of the Tour de France began with the 15th stage , the profile of which was largely flat. It was won by outliers, the peloton crossed the finish line eleven minutes behind. After the second rest day of the tour on July 17th, two high mountain stages followed through the Pyrenees . The French Thomas Voeckler won all four mountain classifications of the 16th stage , including two classifications in the Hors Catégorie . He was the first to reach the top of the Col du Tourmalet and received the special prize Souvenir Jacques Goddet . Voeckler was then able to win the stage in Bagnères-de-Luchon and put it back into the dotted jersey, which he was allowed to wear for one day, but then lost to Fredrik Kessiakoff. This was now only four points behind Voeckler and started an attack on the dotted jersey during the 17th stage and at the same time the last high mountain stage , which Voeckler was able to fend off and extend his lead in the mountain classification. Alejandro Valverde won the 17th stage ahead of the favorites.

The 18th stage of the Tour de France 2012 was again a stage for the sprinters in the field. One of the escape groups was caught by the peloton shortly before the finish line, and Mark Cavendish won the day ahead of Matthew Goss and Peter Sagan, who was already wearing the green jersey. The last time trial of the tour took place on Saturday, July 21, 2012. This 19th stage was won again by Bradley Wiggins, who drove in yellow. He had already won the individual time trial of the 9th stage and was able to celebrate his second victory of the day in the Tour as well as winning the overall standings, since the overall leader is traditionally no longer attacked during the last stage, which ends on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Mark Cavendish achieved his third day victory of the 2012 Tour de France and the fourth victory on the Champs-Élysées in a row in the 20th and final stage from Rambouillet to Paris. A most combative driver was not chosen at this stage; However, the Dane Chris Anker Sørensen was named the most combative driver of the entire tour.

With Bradley Wiggins, a Briton won the Tour de France for the first time. He won with 3:21 minutes ahead of his compatriot and team-mate Chris Froome. Third was the Italian Vincenzo Nibali, 6:19 minutes behind. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Tejay van Garderen and Haimar Zubeldia followed in fourth to sixth place. Last year's winner Cadel Evans came in seventh, ahead of Frenchman Pierre Rolland, Slovenian Janez Brajkovič and Thibaut Pinot from France.

The points classification was secured by Peter Sagan from Slovakia ahead of the German André Greipel and the Australian Matthew Harley Goss. Thomas Voeckler was honored as the best mountain rider, he won the dotted jersey ahead of Fredrik Kessiakoff and Chris Anker Sørensen. In the ranking of the best young driver, Tejay van Garderen won the white jersey, Thibaut Pinot was second best and Steven Kruijswijk from the Netherlands came third . The team classification went to the RadioShack-Nissan team , followed by Sky ProCycling and the BMC Racing Team .

Ratings in the course of the tour

The table shows the leader in the respective classification or the wearer of the classification jerseys or colored back numbers at the end of the respective stage. The individual stage articles, which are linked in the first column, offer a more detailed overview of the placements after a stage.

stage Yellow jersey
Overall rating
Green jersey
Dotted jersey
Mountain scoring
White jersey
Young talent evaluation
Yellow number on the back
Team evaluation
prolog Fabian Cancellara Fabian Cancellara not forgiven Tejay van Garderen Sky ProCycling
1. Michael Mørkøv
2. Peter Sagan
7th Bradley Wiggins Chris Froome Purely Taaramäe
8th. Fredrik Kessiakoff RadioShack Nissan
9. Tejay van Garderen
10. Thomas Voeckler
11. Fredrik Kessiakoff
16. Thomas Voeckler

Notes on the table:

  1. On stage 1, Bradley Wiggins wore the green jersey as second in the points classification, as Fabian Cancellara was already wearing the yellow jersey.
  2. On the 2nd stage, Peter Sagan wore the green jersey as second in the points classification, as Fabian Cancellara already wore the yellow jersey.


On July 10, 2012, the French Rémy Di Gregorio was questioned by the French police on charges of organized drug trafficking in Marseille. His team Cofidis, Solutions Crédits then suspended him. The team hotel was also searched.

On July 17, 2012, the UCI announced that the urine sample taken on July 14 from the Luxembourg Fränk Schleck by the RadioShack-Nissan team tested positive for the diuretic xipamide. Diuretics were often used to cover up doping substances. His team withdrew him from the tour. On July 20, it was announced that the B sample was also positive.

Prize money

Prize money totaling € 3,414,246 was distributed during the tour. Each team received an entry fee of € 51,243.

Prize money for the various ratings
placement 1. 2. 3. 4th 5. 6th 7th 8th note Every day
Yellow jersey Overall rating € 450,000 € 200,000 € 100,000 € 70,000 € 50,000 € 23,000 € 11,500 € 7,600 € 350
Green jersey Scoring 0€ 25,000 0€ 15,000 0€ 10,000 0€ 4,000 0€ 3,500 0€ 3,000 0€ 2,500 € 2,000 € 300
Dotted jersey Mountain scoring 0€ 25,000 0€ 15,000 0€ 10,000 0€ 4,000 0€ 3,500 0€ 3,000 0€ 2,500 € 2,000 € 300
White jersey Young talent evaluation 0€ 20,000 0€ 15,000 0€ 10,000 0€ 5,000 - € 300
Yellow lap number Team ranking 0€ 50,000 0€ 30,000 0€ 20,000 € 12,000 0€ 8,000 -
Red number on the back Most combative driver 0€ 20,000 -
Note The prize money in the overall ranking is the only one that is staggered up to the last place and amounts to € 950 for 20th place and € 400 from 91st place to last place.
Prize money at the stages
placement 1. 2. 3. annotation
Stage ranking € 8,000 € 4,000 € 2,000 staggered up to 20th place (200 €)
Intermediate sprints € 1,500 € 1,000 0500 € 18 intermediate sprints during the tour
Mountain classification cat. HC 0€ 800 0450 € 0€ 300 06 ratings during the tour
Mountain classification cat. 1 0€ 650 0400 € 0150 € 11 ratings during the tour
Mountain classification cat. 2 0500 € 0250 € - 08 ratings during the tour
Mountain classification cat. 3 0€ 300 - 11 ratings during the tour
Mountain classification cat. 4 0€ 200 - 23 ratings during the tour
Young drivers 0500 € - Fastest young driver of the stage
Most combative driver € 2,000 - Except time trial
team € 2,800 - Fastest team on the stage

Special ratings:

See also

Web links

Commons : Tour de France 2012  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. ^ Message on of June 27, 2012 , accessed on June 29, 2012
  3. Selection of Teams for Tour de France 2012. (No longer available online.) April 6, 2012, archived from the original on May 28, 2013 ; accessed on April 24, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Two favorites, four German hopes and an ongoing topic
  5. Tour favorites via the second educational path
  6. Preview Tour 2012, drivers: favorites, French and starters from German-speaking countries
  7. Tour de France 2012 - The favorites ( Memento of the original from January 13, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  8. ^ The favorites at the Tour de France: Mark Cavendish
  9. The favorites at the Tour de France: André Greipel
  10. The favorites at the Tour de France: Alessandro Petacchi
  11. SPOX ranking for the 2012 Tour de France - Green jersey: The sprint ranking
  12. SPOX ranking for the 2012 Tour de France - Dotted jersey: The best climber
  13. Le parcours du Tour de France-2012 dévoilé par ereur sur le site d'ASO. France Info, October 10, 2011, accessed October 15, 2011 (French).
  14. a b Di Gregorio interrogated and suspended. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, July 10, 2012, accessed on July 17, 2012 .
  15. ↑ Professional cyclist Fränk Schleck tested positive. Spiegel Online, July 17, 2012, accessed July 17, 2012 .
  17. Race regulations. (PDF (1.5 MB)) Prize money. (No longer available online.) OSA , June 12, 2012, pp. 19–24 , archived from the original on July 14, 2015 ; accessed on July 8, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /