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Tour de France TV schedule

Logo of the Tour de France 2012The 2014 Tour de France begins on Saturday, July 5 (AEST) and will be televised exclusively by SBS in Australia.

We’ve compiled a Tour de France TV schedule to help you figure out when coverage will start.

Stalwarts Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen head the SBS presentation team, with input from Matthew Keenan and special comments from the likes of Dave McKenzie and Anthony Tan.

SBS also offers online access to the Tour via SBS Tour Tracker (live video and statistics) and YouTube (highlights and recaps).

The Roar will be live blogging each stage and presenting a stage recap diary.

Date Stage Location Distance TV
Sat, July 5 1 Leeds to Harrogate 191km SBS
Sun, July 6 2 York to Sheffield 198km SBS
Mon, July 7 3 Cambridge to Londres 159km SBS
Tue, July 8 4 Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille Metropole 164km SBS
Wed, July 9 5 Ypres to Arenberg 156km SBS
Thu, July 10 6 Arras to Reims 194km SBS
Fri, July 11 7 Epernay to Nancy 233km SBS
Sat, July 12 8 Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine 161km SBS
Sun, July 13 9 Gerardmer to Mulhouse 166km SBS
Mon, July 14 10 Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles 161km SBS
Wed, July 16 11 Besancon to Oyonnax 186km SBS
Thu, July 17 12 Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne 183km SBS
Fri, July 18 13 Saint-Etienne to Chamrousse 200km SBS
Sat, July 19 14 Grenoble to Risoul 177km SBS
Sun, July 20 15 Tallard to Nimes 222km SBS
Tue, July 22 16 Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon 237km SBS
Wed, July 23 17 Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet 125km SBS
Thu, July 24 18 Pau to Hautacam 145km SBS
Fri, July 25 19 Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour to Bergerac 208km SBS
Sat, July 26 20 (ITT) Bergerac to Perigueux 54km SBS
Sun, July 27 21 Evry to Paris Champs-Elysees 136km SBS

Tour de France Articles

Tour’s loss, Vuelta’s Gain: Michael Matthews

Tour’s loss, Vuelta’s Gain: Michael Matthews

by , 21 Aug 2014

My mum thinks Bling can win the Tour de France someday. And she’s probably right. This year in the week before the Tour de France Michael Matthews had a crash out training. He injured his hand and couldn’t start the tour. The refocus of his calendar now makes him a key figure in the Orica-GreenEDGE […]

Thanks Jens, but don’t go too far away

Thanks Jens, but don’t go too far away

by , 20 Aug 2014

Nuts. Reckless. Foolish. Lost it. An ADHD case if ever there was one. It’s not often you hear champion athletes described like that but those are just some of the words Bjarne Riis used when talking about Jens Voigt, during the excellent cycling documentary Overcoming. This compelling movie took you inside the CSC team during […]

Winning stages better than winning the green jersey

Winning stages better than winning the green jersey

by , 9 Aug 2014

If you had the choice of riding away from the Tour de France with either the green jersey on your back or a swag of stage wins under your belt, which would you choose? Would you prefer to be Marcel Kittel or Peter Sagan? Kittel visited the top step of the podium on four occasions […]

French cycling success points to a clean peloton

French cycling success points to a clean peloton

by , 7 Aug 2014

Another Tour de France has been comprehensively wrapped-up. Having just arrived back in Australia after three weeks by the roadside in France, I’ve a few takeaways to report. I mentioned in a mid-tour article I believed Nibali to be a worthy winner based on ability, and I certainly hope he’s worthy by virtue of remaining […]

How to survive the post-Tour blues

How to survive the post-Tour blues

by , 2 Aug 2014

It’s been nearly a week since the final lap of the Tour de France 2014 on the Champs-Élysées. There were the jersey pressos with the Arc de Triomphe forming a magnificent back drop. Newly crowned Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali went home with a pride of podium lions in the Astana team bus. What a wonderful, […]

2014 Tour de France: Success or failure?

2014 Tour de France: Success or failure?

by , 30 Jul 2014

For the fifth consecutive year we had a new face atop the podium in Paris – and this time, Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali was flanked by that recent rarity in pro cycling: two Frenchmen at contrasting poles of their careers. Now the dust has settled from the past three-odd weeks in France, Yorkshire, and south-east England, […]

It’s time to ban all the cheats from cycling

It’s time to ban all the cheats from cycling

by , 30 Jul 2014

Eurosport’s coverage of the 2014 Tour de France had a section at the end of each stage that was entitled ‘LeMond on Tour’. This featured the combustible-looking, three-time Tour winner Greg LeMond chatting to a host of the Tour’s personalities. One day his French co-host ushered onto the makeshift set none other than Alexandre Vinokourov. […]

Five contentions from the Tour

Five contentions from the Tour

by , 29 Jul 2014

Well, we survived. The sleep deprivation will wear off, coffee consumption can return to safe levels, and Twitter’s ceaseless hunt for the best/worst Sherliggettisms of all time can finally be set aside. Congratulations to Australia’s Zak Dempster and Luke Durbridge for finishing their first Tours de France. I’ve scraped together a few contentious bones to […]

Weakening the teams would make the Tour de France more competitive

Weakening the teams would make the Tour de France more competitive

by , 29 Jul 2014

Watching the Tour de France on television is a great spectacle, with exciting finishes and incredible scenery. Seeing a bunched peloton or a strung-out line of riders is a magnificent sight. But I liken it to watching Test cricket. Astute watchers can see and understand the tactics, but you don’t need to watch every kilometre. […]

Tinkoff-Saxo – the best team at the 2014 Tour de France

Tinkoff-Saxo – the best team at the 2014 Tour de France

by , 29 Jul 2014

Vincenzo Nibali has proven a worthy winner of the 2014 Tour de France. He was clearly the best rider over the three weeks. No one was able to stick with him, either on the cobbles or over the mountains. The departure of Chris Froome and Alberto Contador may have robbed us of some exciting attacks […]


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