The 2012 Tour de France continues on Monday with its final stage in Belgium. This 207.5 km Stage 2 runs from Visé to Tournai on flat ground. There is one climb at Côte de la Citadelle de Namur, a Category 4 at the 82.5 kilometer mark, but the course becomes a downhill race after that, for the most part.
The intermediate sprint comes at the 153rd kilometer, but all eyes will really be on the sprint to the finish line at Tournai. This stage does favor the sprinters, which means we could certainly be looking at Mark Cavendish taking the victory on this stage.
With two stages of the Tour finished, Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan have each won a portion of the course, but Cancellara (5:05:32) still has the yellow jersey and a seven-second lead over his nearest competitors, Bradley Wiggins and Sylvain Chavanel. Garmin-Sharp's Ryder Hesjedal is in 10th place with an 18-second gap to overcome.
Start time: 4:35 a.m. MT
Expected finish time: 9:22 a.m. MT
TV Info: NBC Sports Network will have live coverage beginning at 6:00 a.m. MT
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