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Tour de France 2012, Stage 13: Route, TV Schedule, Live Updates And More

Stage 13 of the 2012 Tour de France takes place on Saturday, and what looks at first glance like a stage tailor made for sprinters turns out to be a stage with opportunities for a wider range of riders. The stage heads from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Le Cap d’Agde, 217km that are mostly flat. The end of the stage runs down the coast and contains a short Category 3 climb, and that climb or the coastal winds may split the peloton.

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If the peloton splits, a well timed breakaway could make an escape with the stage victory. A General Classification contender could also use the opportunity to move up in the standings. Even if nothing out of the ordinary takes place the stage is set for a textbook sprint finish, so Stage 13 isn't likely to disappoint fans.

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Television coverage of the event begins at 8 a.m. on the NBC Sports Network. Online streaming is available via NBC Sports, subscription required.

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