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2012 Tour de France, Stage 1: Route, TV Schedule, Live Updates And More

The 2012 Tour de France continues in Belgium on Sunday with a 198-kilometer ride from Liege to Seraing. The Tour began in earnest with a prologue time trial through Liege on Saturday, with Fabian Cancellara capturing the yellow jersey. He dominated the stage with a finishing time of 7:13, seven seconds better than Bradley Wiggins and Sylvain Chavanel.

Liege and Seraing are not far apart, but the course on Sunday sends the cyclists far out to the southeast before completing a nearly circular clockwise ride to Seraing. There will be five Category 4 climbs on this stage. They come at the 42nd, 49th, 94th, 139th and 198th kilometers on the course. The riders will also face an intermediate sprint at the 116-12 kilometer

Boulder's Garmin-Sharp did well on the first day with 2012 Giro d'Italia victor Ryder Hesjedal placing 14th with a time of 7:31. Teammate David Millar tied his time, putting them in a group of four riders with that finish.

Start time: 4:05 a.m. MT

Expected finish: 9:18 a.m. MT

TV: NBC Sports Network begins its coverage at 6:00 a.m. MT. NBC will have a recap show at 2:00 p.m. MT.

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