• Team Sky controlled things on the front of the peloton for overall leader Bradley Wiggins
  • The British rider looked relaxed in the yellow jersey as the race headed over two early climbs
  • Several riders tried to break away early in the stage
  • As ever, there was plenty of beautiful scenery on display in the south of France
  • When the dust settled after a fast start, a group of five riders were allowed to stay up the road
  • David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) managed to get himself into the breakaway
  • The fans were out in force to see the peloton race by
  • Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) heads back to the team car
  • The peloton left the Alps behind but will soon be back in the mountains
  • Chris Froome stays tucked in behind Team Sky team-mate Wiggins
  • Froome finished in the main group in Annonay/Davezieux to stay second overall
  • Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) kept a hold on third place
  • The peloton heads through rural France on the longest stage of the race
  • Wiggins stays out of trouble on a descent
  • The crowds were out in force to cheer on the breakaway
  • The fight for the stage victory came down to Millar and Jean Christophe Peraud (Ag2r La Mondiale)...
  • ...And it was the British rider who came out on top
  • Millar was worn out from his exertions after the stage
  • Matthew Goss won the sprint from the peloton but was relegated for impeding Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale)
  • Wiggins ensured he will wear yellow for a sixth straight day
  • Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) was in the break again and took away the combativity award

Tour stage 12 gallery

Team Sky controlled things on the front of the peloton for overall leader Bradley Wiggins