Preview: 2024 Tour de France, stage 12

Looks like it's going to be a day for the sprinters.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 10.07.2024 More from Dane +

Stage 12: Aurillac to Villeneuve-sur-Lot – 203.6 km

Date: Thursday July 11, 2024

Streaming: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Peacock/πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ FloBikes/πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Discovery+/ITV/πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Eurosport/πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί SBS

Estimated finish time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 11:28 am EDT/πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 4:28 pm BST/πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 5:28 pm CEST/πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 1:28 am AEST

Stage type: Flat

Summary: It’s possible that this could end up being another 200+ km sprint stage, but the rolling hills and the distance could at least give the break a chance. If there is a fast finish, either from the bunch or from a smaller group, it will be a real drag race with a very straight final kilometer.

Fantasy favorites: After his display on stage 10, Jasper Philipsen is the clear favorite for the sprint, but it’s pretty open behind him, which is probably good for fantasy players who have already used their top sprinters in this Tour. We like Biniam Girmay, Arnaud De Lie, Dylan Groenewegen, and Mark Cavendish, in that order, as the next favorites. The long list of outsiders that you could consider includes Sam Bennett, Pascal Ackermann, Phil Bauhaus, Fernando Gaviria, Marijn van den Berg, and Bryan Coquard, while Magnus Cort is the sort of rider who could try something from a break.

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