2024 Tour de France

Tour de France 2024 Stage 12 Preview: Are Leaders Pulling Away?

Tour de France 2024 Stage 12 Preview: Are Leaders Pulling Away?

Jonas Vingegaard showed his form is only getting stronger, and the leaders of the TDF 2024 are starting to pull away. Will that continue in Stage 12?

Jul 10, 2024 by Matt Cannizzaro
Tour de France 2024 Stage 12 Preview

Stage 12 at the Tour de France 2024 will include something for everyone, as the 203.6-kilometer route will feature a handful of climbing opportunities and an intermediate sprint.

The question that will need to be answered once the action begins to unfold Thursday is whether the winner will come from a breakaway, or if the sprinters will have a chance to race for another stage win.

Stage 11 saw the riders fly through their 211-kilometer journey, with Jonas Vingegaard ultimately showing he's back in business after a serious crash earlier in the year.

Vingegaard responded after a Tadej Pogacar attack Wednesday and beat the yellow jersey to the line in a sprint between the titans.

Through 11 stages, Pogacar leads the General Classification by 1 minute, 6 seconds over first-timer Remco Evenepoel, while Vingegaard, the two-time defending champion at the TDF, sits in third place at 1 minutes, 14 seconds.

Primoz Roglic is hanging close, only a minute behind Vingegaard, but fifth-place Joao Almeida is another two minutes behind Roglic.

FloBikes coverage of Stage 12 will begin Thursday at 6:25 a.m. Eastern and is expected to conclude around noon EDT.

Here’s what to know about Stage 12 of the Tour de France:

How To Watch The Tour de France 2024 Stage 12

In Canada, the Tour de France is streaming live on FloBikes and the FloSports app.

In the United States, the NBC family of networks and the streaming service Peacock are broadcasting the race. 

FloBikes and the FloSports app are home to race highlights, stage breakdowns and more breaking news. 

Stage 12 Tour de France 2024

Stage 12 of the Tour de France 2024 will take the riders on a hilly ride from Aurillac to Villeneuve-Sur-Lot that will be a a slight break from the intense climbs and gradients faced in Stage 11, though not by too much. There is a bit of a downhill start to the stage, however.

If Stage 12 looks familiar, it's because the riders saw the terrain during the 2022 Tour de France, but going in the opposite direction for a 5.9-gradient climb to the historic Rocamadour. 

The 203.6-kilometer journey in Stage 12 should offer the opportunity for aggressive riders to break away from the group, and while the sprinters will have a chance to close any gaps, similar efforts on previous visits to the area have not panned out.

Could 2024 be different? Will it be a breakaway victory or another exciting bunch sprint after some suffering for the sprinters along the way, and especially in Stage 11?

This stage offers three categorized climbs and one intermediate sprint to challenge the 168 riders who remain in the race.

Aurillac has been part of the TDF on 14 previous occasions, but not since 2011, when Andre Greipel of Germany won the flat Stage 10 that ended with a bunch sprint. It was the first of 11 individual stages he won at the Tour de France from 2011-2016.

It has been nearly a quarter of a century since a stage of the race has concluded in Villeneuve-Sur-Lot, with Erik Dekker of the Netherlands taking the Stage 8 victory in 2000. It was one of three stage wins for him that year (he finished his career with four), along with being named the most combative rider.

The first three riders to finish Stage 12 this year will earn bonus seconds - 10, 6 and 4, respectively.

203.6 Kilometers To Miles: How Long Is Stage 12 Of The Tour de France 2024?

Stage 12 of the Tour de France is 203.6 kilometers, or 126.5 miles long. 

Tour de France 2024 Stage 12 Profile 

Here is what the elevation looks like for Stage 12: 

Who Won Stage 12 Of The Tour de France in 2023?

Ion Izagirre of Spain won Stage 12 of the 2023 Tour de France, crossing the line nearly a minute ahead of France's Mathieu Burgaudeau. The stage was a 169-kilometer jaunt from Roanne to Belleville-en-Beaujolais.

It was the second TDF stage win of his career, with the first coming in 2016.

TDF Results: Here's Who Has Won Each Stage So Far In 2024

Tour de France 2024 Route Map

Here is the map for this year's Tour de France:

Here are a few more things to know about the Tour de France:

How To Watch Tour de France 2024 In The United States 

A live broadcast of the 2024 Tour de France will be available on Peacock for those watching from the United States. 

Peacock is the exclusive home of the event in the United States through 2029, with start-to-finish coverage of every stage, though select stages also will air on NBC.

How To Watch Tour de France 2024 In Canada 

FloBikes will provide a live broadcast for Canadian audiences.

Viewers in Canada will be able to watch all 21 stages of the Tour de France 2024 live on FloBikes and the FloSports app.

FloBikes also will provide updates, highlights and behind-the-scenes coverage throughout the entire event for all Flo subscribers. 

On What Channel Is The Tour de France 2024? 

The Tour de France will be on the NBC network and will stream daily in the United States on Peacock. The entire race will be broadcast on NBC's channels and USA Network. 

Tour de France Teams For 2024

There will be 22 teams and up to 176 competitors in this year’s Tour de France:


  • Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team
  • Alpecin - Deceuninck
  • Arkéa - B&B Hotels
  • Astana Qazaqstan Team
  • Bahrain - Victorious
  • BORA - hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • EF Education - EasyPost
  • Groupama - FDJ
  • INEOS Grenadiers
  • Intermarché - Wanty
  • Team Visma | Lease a Bike
  • Lidl - Trek
  • Movistar Team
  • Soudal Quick-Step
  • Team dsm-firmenich PostNL
  • Team Jayco AlUla
  • UAE Team Emirates
  • Israel - Premier Tech
  • Lotto Dstny
  • Uno-X Mobility
  • TotalEnergies

When Does The Tour de France 2024 Start?

The Tour de France is a 21-stage event.

The 2024 edition will begin in Florence, Italy, on June 29 and conclude in Nice, France, on July 21. 

Every day, the cyclists start together to complete the stage of a race. Every stage varies in distance and physical demand. 

What Is The Schedule For The Tour de France 2024?

Here is the complete schedule for the 2024 Tour de France.

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