Le Tour de France 2012 achievements

Le Tour de France 2012

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There are 40 Le Tour de France 2012 achievements worth 3,679 (1,000)

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First and last in Le Tour de France 2012

First and last90 (15)

Win the prologue and the last stage on the same Tour de France.

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Achievement won on 10 Mar 15
TA Score for this game: 3,679
Posted on 24 March 15 at 21:42, Edited on 06 January 18 at 08:22
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This achievement gave me a lot of trouble, since the first and last stages of a Tour require very different skills. The prologue is made for a prologue specialist, while the last stage is almost bound to end with a massive sprint. If there are still achievements you did not get in your previous playthroughs, now is the time, because doing a whole Tour just for it is incredibly boring (trust me). If it is the case, just play the final section of every stage, make a manual save just before the last stage, and prepare yourself.

You have two options:

-The hardest one: Win the prologue with a specialist who definitely cannot win the Tour (Cancellara from the RadioShack team, for instance). During the last stage, play the first section with your selected rider, and attack right at the beginning. You should take a 30 seconds lead quite easily, and will only be followed by a few breakaway specialists.

Now go directly to the final section: if you are lucky, the peloton will not try to catch up with your group, and you will have no trouble winning the sprint against your breakaway companions.

Honestly, I would not recommend this method. I did it with Cancellara on my first try with a 20 minutes lead on the peloton, but I was probably very lucky, because I have not been able to do it again afterwards. Since there are no checkpoints at the end of the sections, you will have to start the whole stage again if the peloton does not let you go, which would be very time-consuming and frustrating. The point is that the AI in this game sometimes has very strange behaviours.

- The "hard but not as much" one: Play a tour with the Omega-Pharma team. As far as I can tell, Boonen is the only sprinter with some decent prologue skills, so he will be your choice. He is not in the first team though, so you will have to pick him up among the substitutes. The prologue being very short and easy, you will have no trouble here; the last stage is obviously the tricky part.

During the last few stages of the Tour, do not hesitate to play Boonen from time to time in order to eat some bananas: the higher his green bar, the more chances. For the final stage, take one banana, one apricot, and one energy gel, and skip every section until the last one. There should still be a breakaway with a 1'20 lead in this last part, but do not bother; they stand no chance against the peloton. When there is 12 km left, eat your first banana; 6 km from the finish line, eat your apricot, and for the last 2,5 km, eat the energy gel and go in front of the peloton. Wait for the final curve, and take it at full speed! You should not fall, and it will give you a few precious meters lead. Sprint in the last 500-600 metres; you are not the fastest sprinter (Petacchi, Greipel, and of course Cavendish...), but if you block your opponents as you can (play with the triggers) you could be fine.

It will very likely take you a few tries; be patient and do not give up, you will eventually make it.
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