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

The Tour de France finally sets up for the sprinters in its third day on Monday, as riders take on a mostly flat route from Vise, on the outskirts of Liege, to Tournai, one of the oldest cities in Belgium and located right on the French border. Stage 1 featured a sharp uphill climb at the end of the day that favored stage racers and classics riders, but Stage 2 should be all about the sprinters.

Stage 2 does feature one category four climb, a bit before the midway point the stage. It could make for a good spot for someone to attempt a breakaway, but the road to Tournai after the climb should allow the pelaton to catch the breakaway with relative ease. A race map and profile of the stage can be found at the official website of the Tour de France.

Television coverage of Monday's second stage of the Tour will begin at 8 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Fans can also watch the Tour online with a subscription to Tour de France Live.

Stay up to date with all the latest Tour de France news by staying tuned to this StoryStream or by visiting SB Nation's Podium Cafe.

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