The 2012 Tour de France is progressing nicely and will reach Stage 10, the halfway point, on Wednesday.
There are still plenty of days left and miles to go for the competition to catch Bradley Wiggins, the leader through nine stages, but the riders must start making moves sooner than later.
The British cyclist is barely edging Cadel Evans, the defending champion, and a number of other solid riders who have a real chance at winning should Wiggins slip.
Let’s take a quick look at the Top 10 leaderboard and then the schedule for Stage 10 through the rest of the tournament.
General Classification Leaderboard
*Through Stage 9
1. Bradley Wiggins, Sky Procycling, 39:09:20
2. Cadel Evans, BMC Racing, +01:53
3. Christopher Froome, Sky, +02:07
4. Vincenzo Nibali, Liquigas-Cannondale, +02:23
5. Denis Menchov, Katusha, +03:02
6. Haimar Zubeldia Agirre, RadioShack-Nissan, +03:19
7. Maxime Monfort, RadioShack-Nissan, +04:23
8. Tejay van Garderen, BMC Racing, +05:14
9. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Lotto-Belisol, +05:20
10. Nicolas Roche, AG2R La Mondiale, +05:29
NBC Sports Group's 2012 Tour de France Television Schedule
*Note: All times ET
Wednesday, July 11
Stage 10: Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Thursday, July 12
Stage 11: Albertville to La Toussuire-Les Sybelles, 7 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Friday, July 13
Stage 12: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay Davezieux, 6:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Saturday, July 14
Stage 13: Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Le Cap d'Agde, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Sunday, July 15
Stage 14: Limoux to Foix, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Monday, July 16
Stage 15: Samatan to Pau, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Wednesday, July 18
Stage 16: Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon, 6:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Thursday, July 19
Stage 17: Bagneres-de-Luchon to Peyragudes, 7:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Friday, July 20
Stage 18: Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Saturday, July 21
Stage 19: Bonneval to Chartres, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Sunday, July 22
Stage 20: Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Elysees, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network
Recap show, 1 p.m., NBC
*Note: All times ET
The 2012 Tour de France is going to be won by a British national for the first time in history.
That’s right, Bradley Wiggins is going to drape the Union Jack around himself after he wins in Paris on July 22.
The 32-year-old bicycle racer has improved in almost every stage so far of this event and is showing no sign of slowing down.
Wiggins is only going to create more separation from the rest of the pack starting Wednesday during Stage 10 and ending 11 days later at the finish line.