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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

The French fix le Tour, but it there’s nothing anti-Froome about it

The French fix le Tour, but it there’s nothing anti-Froome about it

by , 31 Oct 2014

Chris Froome has folded. He took one look at the turn of the cards from the house and he figured he just couldn’t beat the odds. He’s out, off to Italy instead to take his chances there. Are the French bothered? Non. Froome might well be disappointed. He was interviewed just last month and very […]

2015 Tour de France route: Cobblestones and mountains galore

2015 Tour de France route: Cobblestones and mountains galore

by , 23 Oct 2014

Chris Froome did not attend the presentation of the 2015 Tour de France route on Wednesday in Paris, choosing to forego the event in favour of a Team Sky get-together. An official photo – posted by Sky’s Head of Winning Behaviours, Fran Millar – from the team’s bonding exercise with British Sailing shows Froome looking […]

Nibali the Grand Tour star of 2014

Nibali the Grand Tour star of 2014

by , 23 Oct 2014

This year’s trio of Grand Tours provided us with plenty of highlights and drama, but one image in particular keeps coming back to me. Of the three races, the memory most prominent in my mind is of Vincenzo Nibali ploughing his way across the muddy cobbles on Stage 5 of the Tour. Nibali had already […]

Several surprises in new Tour de France course

by , 23 Oct 2014

For the first time in Tour de France history the legendary Alpe d’Huez will be climbed on the penultimate stage of the 2015 edition before the final procession in Paris. That was one of several surprises unveiled on Wednesday as the official route for the 2015 Tour, from July 4-26, was announced in Paris by […]

Cadel Evans to retire from cycling in Feb

by , 26 Sep 2014

Australia’s only Tour de France champion, Cadel Evans, has confirmed he’ll quit the sport in early 2015. Evans, who won the Tour in 2011, was speaking in north-western Spain ahead of the world championship road race on Sunday when he’ll be one of Australia’s three protected riders. The 37-year-old won the world title back in […]

Contador aiming for the Giro-Tour double

Contador aiming for the Giro-Tour double

by , 24 Sep 2014

The Giro d’Italia-Tour de France double. History says it’s extremely difficult to win both in the same year, with only seven riders able to claim that honour The last time it happened was in 1998, when Marco Pantani conquered the climbs in an enthralling, albeit literally unbelievable display of riding. Before that Miguel Indurain (1992 […]

Who would you pick in a 2014 Grand Tour dream team?

Who would you pick in a 2014 Grand Tour dream team?

by , 18 Sep 2014

The Grand Tours have finished for 2014 and we’re on the downhill run to the season’s finish. This week, as I soft-pedalled my way through the ennui that accompanied this depressing realisation, a thought struck me: if you could pick a dream team of nine riders based on their performances in Grand Tours this year, […]

So long Cadel, but please not goodbye

So long Cadel, but please not goodbye

by , 17 Sep 2014

If you believe the numerous credible journalists who have pounced on this report in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Australia’s greatest ever road cyclist is about to announce his retirement. We won’t officially know until next week, but as Cadel Evans prepares to meet up with his Aussie teammates in Spain for the world road […]

Gritty thrills aplenty at the Vuelta

Gritty thrills aplenty at the Vuelta

by , 9 Sep 2014

It seems like it happens every year. The Vuelta a Espana shows up as the whole cycling world is staggering out of its post-Tour de France comedown, slightly tattered and battered and swearing that next time it won’t get so carried away. Suddenly the Vuelta arrives like a tour bus full of university students on […]

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 […]


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