TDF Stage 12: No More Waiting: Aggressive Tactics Take Center Stage on First Mountain Stage

By Chris Carmichael After more than a week of stages better suited to the all-rounders and sprinters, the 2011 tour de France reached the big mountains today in Stage 12. This is the playground of the climbing specialists and the yellow jersey contenders; the place where they can separate themselves from the majority of the peloton and soar to victory …