Tour de France 2012, Stage 5: Route, TV Schedule, Live Updates And More

The 2012 Tour de France continues Thursday with Stage 5, which will begin in Rouen before riders trek 196.5 kilometers, finishing the stage in Saint-Quentin. Fabian Cancellara enters the day wearing the yellow jersey, with pre-race favorite Bradley Wiggins in second place.

Stage 5 is expected to to be a bunch sprint with likely very little change in the leaderboard, barring a crash or other unexpected event. Peter Sagan will look to increase his lead in the chase for the green jersey with his third stage victory.

A race map and profile of the stage can be found at the official website of the Tour de France.

Television coverage of Thursday's fifth 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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