Tour de France 2012, Stage 2: TV Coverage, Online Streaming Information, Route And More

Stage 2 of the 2012 Tour de France goes from Visé to Tournai, a long (207.5km) stage that has an excellent chance at seeing a bunch sprint for the finish. The long, flat stage is likely to see a breakaway spend plenty of time off the front, but they'll almost certainly be reeled in so that teams can position their sprinters for the stage win.

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As always, Mark Cavendish (Sky) is the man to beat in a sprint. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale), who won Stage 1 in a sprint with overall leader Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Nissan), is looking like he may be the man to beat Cav. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp), Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) and others will all be doing their part to best Cavendish as well.

Santa Rosa based Team BMC has the same job they had in Stage 1: Keep defending champion Cadel Evans safe, out of crashes, and make sure no GC contenders make any moves to slip up the standings.

Television Coverage: NBC Sports Network beginning at 5 a.m. PDT.

Online Streaming: Streaming coverage available via NBC Sports

Stick with this StoryStream for recaps, previews and more from the 2012 Tour de France. For all things cycling, check out Podium Cafe.

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