Boonen First Across The Line At Tour

Tom Boonen captured today's 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish. It's the Belgian rider's second stage victory this year.

Boonen already holds the green jersey for the best sprinter.

Michael Rasmussen of Denmark is still wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey after a mostly-flat 110-point-nine-mile trek.

They'll hold the first of two individual time trials tomorrow with three days in the Pyrenees Mountains looming at the start of the third week before the July 29th finish in Paris.