Tour De France 2012 TV Schedule: Where to Watch the Finale

Luis BatlleContributor IJuly 22, 2012

Bradley Wiggins is currently first place overall in the 2012 Tour de France.
Bradley Wiggins is currently first place overall in the 2012 Tour de France.Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

The 2012 Tour de France's final stage is now underway.

The event will be televised starting at 8 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and is set to finish at around noon. At 1 p.m., NBC will also have a recap of Stage 20 and the entire 2012 Tour.

The leg from Rambouillet to the Champs-Elysees (120 km) in Paris can also be purchased on and watched online. 

Currently, Bradley Wiggins leads the field three minutes and 21 seconds ahead of second place. Teammates Wiggins and Christopher Froome are the leaders overall heading into final stage.

The headline of the 2012 Tour de France has undoubtedly been the outright dominance by the British. Prior to Stage 20, the British have won six tour stages and Team Sky has been red hot.

Before Mark Cavendish's second-place finish last year, there was never a points or overall leader at the end of the Tour who was from the United Kingdom.

However the two British talents continue to lead overall standings and have been in full control as of late. Wiggins won two different stages through the first 19, and has come out with that same intensity in Stage 20.

Meanwhile, Italian sensation Vincenzo Nibali is also a quality rider fans should look forward to in this final stage. He is third overall and is neck-and-neck with Chris Froome for the second-place spot.

The hype has surrounded the two British stars up front, but the seventh-place finisher in 2009 has been on his A-game in Paris. Expect Nibali to make a strong push and hold his ground in the final stage. 

Nibali may make a push, but British stars Wiggins and Froome look poised for a one-two finish. This has been Wiggins' race to win from the get go, and that is exactly what he will do.