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Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling (Credit: Getty Images)

Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling celebrates on a processional lap after winning the 2012 Tour de France after the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France. (July 22, 2012)

2012 Tour de France

The 2012 Tour de France runs from June 30 to July 22. The Tour covers a total of 3,497 kilometers across one prologue and 20 stages.

Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling
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Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling (C) celebrates on a processional lap alongside teammates (L-R) Edvald Boasson Hagen, Michael Rogers, Bernhard Eisel and Christian Knees after winning the 2012 Tour de France after the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France. (July 22, 2012)

Jens Voigt of Germany and Radioshack-Nissan breaks away
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Jens Voigt of Germany and Radioshack-Nissan breaks away from the peloton and rounds the Arc d'Triomphe during the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France. (July 22, 2012)

Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling
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Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling celebrates on a processional lap after winning the 2012 Tour de France after the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France. (July 22, 2012)

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(3L-R) Christopher Froome of Great Britain and SKY
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(3L-R) Christopher Froome of Great Britain and SKY Procyling, yellow jersey and Tour de France 2012 winner Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Liquigas-Cannondale appear on the podium as Lesley Garrett (R) sings the British national anthem after the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France. (July 22, 2012)

Lesley Garrett sings the national anthem on the
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Lesley Garrett sings the national anthem on the podium after the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France. (July 22, 2012)

Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's
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Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the 10th stage of the Tour de France. (July 11, 2012)

Team Sky with Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing
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Team Sky with Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, leads the pack during the 10th stage of the Tour de France. (July 11, 2012)

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the best climber's
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Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, pushes teammate Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, as they climb Cote de Saignelegier during the eighth stage of the Tour de France. (July 8, 2012)

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Team Sky, with new overall leader Bradley Wiggins
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Team Sky, with new overall leader Bradley Wiggins of Britain in third position and stage winner Christopher Froome of Britain in fourth position, climbs towards La Planche des Belles Filles during the seventh stage of the Tour de France. (July 7, 2012)

Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's
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Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the seventh stage of the Tour de France. (July 7, 2012)

Rob Ruijgh of the Netherlands, standing, tends to
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Rob Ruijgh of the Netherlands, standing, tends to his injured teammate Wouter Poels of the Netherlands, center, after a crash in the pack about 20 kilometers from the finish line during the sixth stage of the Tour de France. (July 6, 2012)

The pack with Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, wearing
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The pack with Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, is reflected in a puddle of rain water during the fifth stage of the Tour de France. (July 5, 2012)

The pack with the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, center in
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The pack with the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, center in orange, speeds downhill during the fifth stage of the Tour de France. (July 5, 2012)

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Mark Cavendish of Britain sits on the road
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Mark Cavendish of Britain sits on the road after crashing in the last kilometers of the fourth stage of the Tour de France. (July 4, 2012)

Andre Greipel of Germany clenches his fist as
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Andre Greipel of Germany clenches his fist as he crosses crosses the finish line ahead of Alessandro Petacchi of Italy, second left, and Peter Sagan of Slovakia, left, to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France. (July 4, 2012)

The pack rides downhill during the third stage
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The pack rides downhill during the third stage of the Tour de France. (July 3, 2012)

Peter Sagan of Slovakia crosses the finish line
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Peter Sagan of Slovakia crosses the finish line to win the third stage of the Tour de France. (July 3, 2012)

The pack with Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, wearing
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The pack with Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides under menacing skies during the third stage of the Tour de France. (July 3, 2012)

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The pack rides downhill during the second stage
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The pack rides downhill during the second stage of the Tour de France. (July 2, 2012)

Mark Cavendish of Britain, right, crosses the finish
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Mark Cavendish of Britain, right, crosses the finish line ahead of Andre Greipel of Germany to win the second stage of the Tour de France. (July 2, 2012)

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, wearing the overall leader's
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Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the first stage of the Tour de France. (July 1, 2012)

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland and his teammates are
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Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland and his teammates are followed by the Sky team riders, wearing yellow helmets for the best performing team, during the first stage of the Tour de France. (July 1, 2012)

Spectators watch the passing pack from atop a
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Spectators watch the passing pack from atop a bridge during the start of the first stage of the Tour de France. (July 1, 2012)

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A podium hostess helps Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland
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A podium hostess helps Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland as he puts on the overall leader's yellow jersey after winning the prologue of the Tour de France. (June 30, 2012)

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland corners a roundabout on
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Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland corners a roundabout on his way to win the prologue of the Tour de France. (June 30, 2012)

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