Stage 10 of the 2012 Tour de France covers 194.5 kilometers and takes the riders from Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. Here is some analysis of the stage from Jean-Francois Pescheux:
Back to the mountains. On paper, the Grand Colombier is a monster. In my opinion, it is the toughest mountain in France, with sections at 12%. Nevertheless, its location 43 km from the finish changes the story altogether. Rather than a single devastating attack, I see a group of five or six strong riders break away and then come together before the finish.
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For more on this stage, including diagrams of the route and elevations, visit the Tour's Stage 10 page.
Television coverage of Stage 10 begins at 7:00 a.m. CT on the NBC Sports Network.
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