Tour de Lead Graffiti 2012
S T A G E 12 :
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Annonay Davézieux / 226 km
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In 3 words:
Ho hum. Four?
. . .
Start time today: 6:25 am
Completed: 9:39 pm
Time today: 15 hours : 14 minutes
Time to date: 217 hours : 10 minutes
Runs: 5 (sequence: green, boring grey, blue, yellow, red)
Runs to date: 70
The day's story
Description: As for watching the peloton this was one boring stage. A breakaway started at the gun, but none of those riders was within 20 minutes so they just let them go. In the end they won by 7:54, but that has no impact on the teams that are fightig to be on the podium in Paris.
A breakaway survived again with essentially 5 riders getting near the finish line together. It must be horrible to ride out front all day and then when the finish line is in sight you just don't have the legs. David Millar of Garmin-Sharp (who has had a bad Tour with accidents taking out their two top riders) made it to the finish line first. This became the focus of our poster as David was the FOURTH British rider to win a stage in this Tour. Clearly the British have raised the level of their cycling program. It will be interesting to see how they do in the Olympics as all four of the stage winners are on the British Olympic team.
General classification leaders & favorites
Yellow Jersey / Bradley Wiggins: 45:43:53
Christopher Froome: +02:05
Vincenzo Nibali: +02:23
Cadel Evans: +03:19
Jurgen Van Den Broeck: + 04:48
David Millar: +1:18:32 (79th place)
Signatures: Ray Nichols, Jill Cypher, Tray Nichols, and Meg Mahoney
Size: 14.75" x 22.5"
Stock: Somerset Textured White 300 gsm
Main typography: 12 line Agency Gothic Outline, 12 line Stymie Bold Condensed, and Floriated Capitals in metal.
Production notes: handset wood & metal type. The stage / signature block was preprinted using photopolymer plates.
Press: Vandercook Universal III
Three of today's photos