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Arc-et-Senans / Besançon

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Sky's time: Wiggins win his first Tour stage

The assumption was that Bradley Wiggins would gain time on his rivals in the battle for overall honours in the 99th Tour de France but there was still a question about who might win the stage. If you doubted the dominance of the Sky team in 2012 then look at the figures from the time trial from Arc-et-Senans to Besançon in stage nine: Wiggins confirmed that his quest for the yellow jersey is a genuine one. He claimed his first stage victory in the Tour, beat his team-mate Chris Froome by 35

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The stage in videos

video09/07/2012 

Summary of the race

  • Summary of the race
  • Interview - Stage Winner
  • Image of the day
  • Landscape of the day
  • Analysis of the stage
  • The day's route
  • Magazine
  • Jean-François Pescheux's analysis of the...
  • The towns 2012 : visit Besançon
  • Visit Doubs
  • Through the geologist eyes

The stage in pictures

photo09/07/2012 

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Arc-et-Senans / Besançon

Arc-et-Senans

Located at the foot of the Jura mountains, between the Chaux forest and the river Loue, Arc-et-Senans is a small Comtoise village. In addition to agriculture, particularly...

Besançon

Frequently cited as a place "where life is good", nestled in an oxbow of the Doubs River and overlooked by the citadel of Vauban, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008,...

Tour de france 2012

Running from Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 22th 2012, the 99th Tour de France will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,497 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:

  • 9 flat stages
  • 4 medium mountain stages - one with a summit finish
  • 5 mountain stages - two with a summit finish
  • 2 individual time-trial stages
  • 1 prologue
  • 2 rest days

9 new stage towns

Abbeville, Annonay Davézieux, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Porrentruy, Samatan, Tomblaine, Visé

Publicity caravan

Each year it is much awaited and lights up the roadside... we are talking of course about the Tour de France sponsor's parade! Discover the crazy cars of our partners and try your luck at winning gifts on...

Jersey wearers after the stage 9

Classifications after the stage 9

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