Sunday July 1st, 2012

Stage 1Liège / Seraing

Start 12h35 GMT 2+

Key moments

video01.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race


Summary of the race

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Stage summary01.07.2012 in 17:50Sagan Makes A Perfect Debut

He can win on a whim on all sorts of terrain and today Peter Sagan proved that he's not at all daunted by the pressure of the Tour de France. In his second day in the race, he's won a stage.

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video01.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner


Interview - Stage Winner

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interview01.07.2012 in 19:12Team Standings: Sky's Yellow Helmet

The big news of the 2012 Tour de France was a change in dress code that was obvious thanks to the prominence of the Team Sky riders who wore yellow helmets as part of an innovation created for the 2012 race. They earned the right to do thanks to their domination of the prologue. Bradley Wiggins and his team-mates honored their new distinction by winning the stage one team classification. Sky was one of only eight out of the 22 teams that had riders in the same group as the stage winner in...

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Sporting stakes01.07.2012 in 19:03Which Cavendish in Tournai?

A quick glimpse of the stage profile and everyone makes the same appraisal: a bunch sprint for the finish! And that brings us to the ritual question of recent years: who will be able to beat Mark Cavendish? Dressed in the world champion's colours, the Manxman will be keen to do the rainbow jersey justice and also uphold his status and reputation as the fastest man in cycling. But the early stages of the Tour de France haven't always gone the way he would like.
Once he starts winning,...

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interview01.07.2012 in 18:55Tejay van Garderen: «I'm definitely enjoying it»

Even though his main rival in the youth classification was part of the trio fighting it out for the stage win, Tejay van Garderen finished with the same time as Edvald Boasson Hagen and will spend another day in the white jersey.

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interview01.07.2012 in 18:48Michael Morkov: «This is ironic because I'm not a climber...»

There were five hills with one point on offer, respectively, for the climbing classification. Michael Morkov calculated a way to get on the podium and it was by climbing the «little lumps in the road» faster than the other escapees.

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interview01.07.2012 in 18:19Peter Sagan: «Only I remained with him...»

The finish of stage one was touted as one for the strong men and that was confirmed when a trio of Fabian Cancellara, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Peter Sagan found themselves at the front of affairs at the critical time. Two have previously won multiple stages of the Tour but they couldn't follow the Slovakian debutant when he opened up his sprint.

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interview01.07.2012 in 16:05Fabian Cancellara:

He was beaten in the sprint but the rider in the yellow jersey instigated the attack that ultimately proved to be the winning move. Fabian Cancellara is grateful that he had a late viewing of the final climb and although he lost, he's gaining confidence for the coming days.

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video01.07.2012 in 11:45Analysis of the stage


Analysis of the stage

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video01.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route


The day's route

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Jersey wearers after the prologue

Classifications after the prologue


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