Watch: Tour de France stage 12 highlights

Video highlights from a big day in the Pyrenees at the Tour de France

Team Sky on the front of the peloton at the Tour de France
(Image credit: ASO/Alex Broadway)

Stage 12 of the 2017 Tour de France sees the riders head into the mountains for the first of two stages in the Pyrenees.

The 214.5km stage from Pau to Peyragudes features six climbs, including the hors-categorie Port de Balès, the first category Col de Peyresourde, and a short final ramp up a second category climb to Peyragudes.

The second of the race's three summit finishes, stage 12 is one of the few chances in this year's race that Chris Froome's rivals have to put the yellow jersey under pressure.

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Fabio Aru (Astana) is the best-placed to challenge Froome, going into the stage just 18 seconds behind the race leader, while Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) are both within a minute.

You can read our full stage report here.

The 2017 Tour de France continues on Friday with a short 101km stage from Saint-Girons to Foix, packing in three first category climbs. The race concludes in Paris on Sunday, July 23.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.