We’ll be covering 11 key weekday stages of the 2012 Tour de France (June 30 to July 22) with live and interactive text updates so that you can get the latest race news wherever you are.

Our instant-update service means you don’t have to constantly press ‘refresh’ to make sure you don’t miss out on anything as we give you information on escape groups, time gaps, stage background, latest news, analysis, photos, what we’re having for lunch (or not) and much more.

Plus, we pride ourselves on allowing our readers to get fully involved, posting up their comments, questions and bad jokes as each stage unfolds.

This year’s Tour de France live text coverage is brought to you in association with Chain Reaction Cycles.

Tour de France 2012: Live text coverage stages
Week one
Stage 3 – Tuesday July 3 – Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer, 197km
Stage 4 – Wednesday July 4 – Abbeville to Rouen, 214.5km
Stage 5 – Thursday July 5 – Rouen to Saint-Quentin, 196.5km
Stage 6 – Friday July 6 – Épernay to Metz, 207.5km

Week two
Stage 9 – Monday July 9 – Arc-et-Senans to Besançon, 41.5km ITT
Stage 10 – Wednesday July 11 – Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, 194.5km
Stage 11 – Thursday July 12 – Albertville to La Toussuire – Les Sybelles, 148km
Stage 12 – Friday July 13 – Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay Davézieux, 226km

Week three
Stage 16 – Wednesday July 18 – Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon, 197km
Stage 17 – Thursday July 19 – Bagnères-de-Luchon to Peyragudes, 143.5km
Stage 18 – Friday July 20 – Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde, 222.5km

Related links

Tour de France 2012: Coverage index