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2012 Tour de France, Stage 2: TV Coverage, Route And More

s Monday kicks off, the 2012 Tour de France gets going once again with its second stage.

The stage is a sprinters haven on the race's third day, with a very flat trip awaiting. The action begins in Vise, just outside of Liege, Belgium and then goes winds it's way eventually to Tournai, just a hop, skip and a jump from crossing into France.

After watching Stage 1 favor the attributes of climbers, it will be interesting to see how the sprinters can make their mark in Stage 2. The only mountainous area comes early on Monday, a single category four climb.

For a map of the stage and a nice layout, please take a look at the official website of the Tour de France.

If you're trying to watch all the drama unfold, television coverage of Monday's Tour de France action will be on NBC Sports Network, starting at 8 a.m. ET.

In the event you can't get to a television set for some lame excuse like work, you can still watch online with a subscription to Tour de France Live.

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For more on the 2012 Tour de France, please be sure to check out our cycling blog Podium Cafe and SB Nation New York for continued news and updates.