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2012 Tour de France, Stage 19: Route, TV Schedule, Live Updates And More

The next-to-last stage of the 2012 Tour de France gets underway on Saturday; Stage 19 is a 53.5 kilometer-long time trial that won't hassle the riders with anything resembling a challenging climb. As the field heads into these final two stages, Bradley Wiggins continues to hang onto the yellow jersey.

Jean-Francois Pescheux:

What will come out of this 53.5 km time trial on rather flattish terrain, except the first part on the rolling hills of the Perche region? Personally, I expect gaps of two to three minutes between leaders. Three weeks into the race, 53.5 km are a long way to go in a time trial. This also holds true for the yellow jersey, who will probably come behind specialists such as Martin or Cancellara

Related: Tour de France 2012 Results: Mark Cavendish Of Team Sky Wins Stage 18

More route details can be found at the Tour de France website.

Television coverage starts at 7:00 a.m. CT on the NBC Sports Network.

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