Tour de France 2012

Last year’s Tour de France wasn’t that accessible for the visitor from northern England [blog entry].  This year’s is – hurrah!

I’m not sure 100% where I’m going, but the following stages are sure to feature

  • Prologue – Liège to Liège
  • Stage 1 – Liège to Seraing
  • Stage 2 – Visé to Tournai
  • Stage 3 – Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer is another great one to follow for the casual Brit.  I’ve visited Orchies a few times now as it features in the Paris – Roubaix race.

So, another Grand Départ weekend out of France.  I wonder what the race will have in store for the British guys?  Mark Cavendish has said he won’t be quite so focussed on winning staged this year – his priority will be helping fellow Brit Bradley Wiggins into the Yellow jersey and keeping him in it all the way to Paris, as well as concentrating preparations for the London 2012 Games.  Still, I’d like to think he’s going to get a few stage wins under his belt.  How about Stage 1 for starters?

See you in France Belgium!