Tour de France 2012, Stage 9: Route, TV Coverage, Live Updates And More

The 2012 Tour de France keeps trucking (biking?) along, with Stage 9 beginning on Monday. The first long time trial of the race, it's a 41.5 kilometer stage from Arc-et-Sanons to Benancon made up mostly of long, flat stretches.

Without any steep climbs, it's a chance for the top contenders to create some separation. One of the riders likely going for the kill on Monday is Bradley Wiggins, the current wearer of the yellow jersey. He will be trying to put some distance between him and his competitors.

Stage 9 will cap a grueling first week, as the Tour's first rest day will come on Tuesday.

Television coverage of Sunday's ninth stage of the Tour will begin at 8 a.m. EDT on NBC. 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 StoryStreamor by visiting SB Nation's Podium Cafe.

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