Tour de France 2022 stage 12 preview: Iconic Alpe d'Huez is back!

All you need to know about the route, timings, and what to expect from stage 12

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Stage 12 of the Tour de France 2022 starts in Briançon, and will reach a fierce conclusion at the peak of the Alpe d’Huez.

On this stage, the Tour tries to recreate the epic drama of Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond in 1986 with a direct lift from that race’s roadbook

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RouteDistance to goAnticipated Time (BST)
Briançon 165.1km12:20
Col du Galibier131.9km13:24
Col de la Croix De Fer54.5km15:41
Alpe d’Huez0km17:08

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.