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The Tour of Faroes Islands 2012 is the 16th edition of the Tour of Faroe Islands stage race. The first stage was started with rain and all road was wet, with an 11°C temperature.
The first stage of the Tour of Faroe 2012 will not only take the race through three different islands, but will also give the riders the opportunity to ride both under and over the Atlantic ocean.
The race starts at the Effo station in Sørvágur, on the island og Vágoy in the west and will run through Miðvágur and Sandavágur on the same island. We cross the waters via the tunnel under Vestmannasund to the main island Streymoy, where we ride across to the other side of it, and along the sund Sundalagið, and will cross it via the bridge to Eysturoy. Here we reach the climb up to the tunnel Norðskálatunnil, and will reach the fjord Skálafjørðurin, where we ride on the west side of it, to the finish at the Effo tank in Runavík.
The Route: Start at EFFO-station in Sørvág - Midvág - Tunnel under Vestmannasund(under the Atlantic) Kollafjørður - up through Sundalagið - over the bridge(over the Atlantic) Norðskálatunnel - Millum Fjarða - Skálafjørður(east side) - past the Effo á Saltangará - turn at the roundabout in Rundavík and back to the finish at EFFO-station in Saltangará. About 76 km.
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||General classification after Stage 1
Stage 2, Suðuroy
This stage will take place in the amazing scenery on the island of Suðuroy(South Island). This is an amazing experience for both riders and spectators. This stages is either upp hill or down hill, has a lot of challenging descents, and all this with a fantastic nature as backdrop. This will be a short, but hard ride.
The route: Starts in Tvøroyri - Øravík - Famjin and back - Øravík - Hovsegg - Hov - Porkeri - Vágur -Lopra(turning point)back to the finish at the Effo station in Vágur. About 55 km.
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||General classification after Stage 2
Stage 3, Tórshavn Individual Time Trial
Stage 3 is a 16 k time trial in the outskirts of Tórshavn, with the start and finish next to the town hall. The route is from the town center, to the ring road along the see, and in to the country and through Marknagil to the turning point in Norðasta Horn(the highest placed residential area in the Faroe Island), and the same way back.
The route: Start at Vaglinum, north on the Ringvegnum við Strond, eastern - and northern ringroad, Markagilsvegur, turn right towards Norðasta Horn - turn at Norðasta Horn and the same way back. Distance 16 km.
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||General classification after Stage 3
Stage 4, Tórshavn
The final stage will be run in Tórshavn with 5 large laps(5,6 km) and 5 small laps(1,8 km) centered around the Effo station in Gundadal, the scene of many great finishes through the years.
This will be a short race(37 km) and will be a spectators affair, as the race crosses the finish 10 times. It will be run on Tórshavn bigger roads, so it won't be a technical demanding race, but it will be a hard one, with a lot of riders wanting to show of.
|Stage 4 Result
||General classification after Stage 4