The 2012 Tour de France resumes Wednesday with a challenging climb that will cover 194.5 kilometers. Stage 10 will take the riders from Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine.
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The riders will climb gradually for the first 73 kilometers or so, and then they'll begin to face some serious hills. Here's a bit of what Jean-Francois Pescheux has to say about the task ahead for the riders:
Back to the mountains. On paper, the Grand Colombier is a monster. In my opinion, it is the toughest mountain in France, with sections at 12%.
For more information on Stage 10, visit the Tour's website.
The NBC Sports Network will begin coverage of this stage at 6:00 a.m. MT.
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