2012 Tour de France

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The 2012 Tour de France, the 99th edition of the annual bicycle race, began on 30 June, with cyclists making their way through a route that spans 3496.9 kilometers (2173 miles), through Switzerland, Belgium and France. Along the way, Instagrammers have been there to cheer on their favorite cyclists and snap photos as they zoom by. Take a look at some of our favorite photos shared from along the route, and be sure to browse more photos on Sunday, 22 July, when the race concludes on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.