Stage 12 of the Tour de France 2018 is an absolute classic. It tests every aspect of a riders’ abilities and in doing so, favors all-rounders. Happening on the 19th of July, Stage 12 takes riders from Bourg-Saint-Maurice all the way to Alpe d'Huez in a 175.5 kilometer race.
In this stage, cyclists will encounter 21 bends before taking on a 13.8 kilometer ascend before reaching the finish line. This isn’t any ordinary climb either – the average ascend here is 8.1%, making the final sprint extremely taxing. One thing for sure, we will witness teams employ various strategies to obtain the best possible times.
Read on as we analyze further into Stage 12 of the Tour de France 2018 and predict which riders have the best odds of coming out on top.
Tour de France Stage 12 Odds and Betting Information
Seeing that Stage 12 caters to all-rounders pretty significantly, predicting the names of riders whom will fare well in this stage will not be too difficult. Of course, being a stage with various testing grounds, there are loads of strategies teams can employ to gain an edge.
Consistency will be key to winning this stage, and the riders whom we predict to do well in Stage 12 are those who are able to perform no matter what the terrain. The riders with the best odds of taking home Stage 12 are as follows:
The sector that will play one of the biggest roles in determining the winner is the final 13.8 kilometers featuring an 8.1% ascend. If we take a look back at history, victories in similar stages to this one usually go to the best of attackers.
Knowing when to attack and how to do so will be crucial in the final parts of this stage.
Strategic Information about Tour de France Stage 12
What makes Stage 12 of the Tour de France 2018 interesting are the several climbs and sprint opportunities present along the way.
A few notable challenges (opportunities for some) include:
25 kilometer climb averaging a 6.2% ascend to Col de la Madeleine
29 kilometer climb averaging a 5.2% ascend to Croix de fer
14 kilometer climb averaging a 8.1% ascend towards the finish line. The steepest climb in this section will be a 4 kilometer 11.5% climb!
SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE is a sprinting opportunity 91 kilometers into the stage
Predicted Times for different points of the Tour de France Stage 12
- Start: BOURG-SAINT-MAURIC – 12:25
- MOÛTIERS – 13:00
- BONNEVAL-TARENTAISE – 13:32
- Col de la Madeleine – 14:05
- SAINT-FRANÇOIS-LONGCHAMP – 14:20
- LA CHAMBRE – 14:40
- PONTAMAFREY – 14:53
- Lacets de Montvernier – 15:00
- SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE – 15:15
- SAINT-SORLIN-D'ARVES – 15:57
- Col de la Croix de Fer – 16:11
- Barrage de Grand'Maison – 16:28
- ALLEMONT – 17:05
- BOURG D'OISANS – 17:23
- LA GARDE-EN-OISANS – 17:32
- Ribot d'en Bas – 17:35
- Le Ribot – 17:36
- HUEZ Village – 17:43
- Finish: ALPE D'HUEZ – 17:54