The 2012 Tour de France entered the difficult mountain stages on Wednesday. Out of the running for the yellow jersey, Thomas Voeckler won Stage 10. Billy Wiggins still has a hold on the yellow jersey. On Thursday, the going gets even tougher as riders embark on Stage 11.
The day starts in Albertville. From there, the course for Stage 11 snakes up and down the roads of the French Alps for 148 km, ending with a long climb to La Toussuire. Much shorter than the previous stage, which ran for nearly 200 km, Stage 11 features four climbs to test riders.
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A more in-depth look at Stage 11 is available in the video preview below.