NBC Sports Tour De France 2013: TV Schedule, Daily Listings and Coverage Info

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NBC Sports Tour De France 2013: TV Schedule, Daily Listings and Coverage Info
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The Tour de France is one of the most grueling, epic events in all of sports. The marathon that is the 23-day trek across the different landscapes of France will begin on Saturday, June 29, in Porto-Vecchio. 

As it marks the 100th edition of the race in 2013, something special is bound to happen over the course of the 21 stages. Mother Nature will have a trial of tests to offer the riders vying for titles in the overall and specific classifications as they try to don the different-colored jerseys.

The most prestigious of those jerseys is the yellow one, given to the overall leader at the end of the day's events. Points, mountain and young rider classifications all carry a different weight, and each will be up for grabs. 

As the race's official Twitter account shows, riders are arriving in droves and ready to compete for the Tour de France title:

Cycling Weekly also had this post confirming all of the starters for Saturday's opening trial:

NBC Sports will broadcast the event in the United States while ITV will carry the broadcast in the United Kingdom. Eurosport will have the feed for most of the rest of Europe while other networks offering coverage include TSN (Canada), FRANCE 1 and 2 (France) and Fox Sports (Australia).

TSM Sports had a useful post on the different television networks pitching in to provide round-the-world coverage. 

Bradley Wiggins is the defending Tour de France champion, but he won't be around to defend his title after withdrawing from the race earlier this year.

Winning the Tour de France is no easy task, a reason why no one has won consecutive races since Lance Armstrong, who was forced to vacate his seven titles. Before that, Miguel Indurain won his fifth straight Tour crown in 1995. 

As we march toward what should be an exciting three weeks of action in France, here's a comprehensive look at when and where to catch the different stages of the 2013 Tour de France

Tour de France Map via NBC Sports Group

 

TV Schedule, Coverage Info and Daily Listings

Date Stage Location/Coverage TV Time (ET)
Saturday, June 29 1 Porto-Vecchio to Bastia
NBCSN 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, June 30 2 Bastia to Ajaccio NBCSN/NBC 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Monday, July 1 3 Ajaccio to Calvi
NBCSN
6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2 4 Nice to NIce NBCSN
9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3 5 Cagnes-sur-Mer to
Marseille
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday, July 4 6 Aix-en-Provence to
Montpellier
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday, July 5 7 Montpellier to Albi NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 6 8 Castres to Ax 3 Domaines
NBCSN/NBC
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 7 9 Saint-Girons to
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
NBCSN
6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Monday, July 8 REST DAY  
Tuesday, July 9 10 Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to
Sain-Malo
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10 11 Avranches to
Mont-Saint-Michel
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday, July 11 12 Fougères to Tours
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday, July 12 13 Tours to
Saint-Amand-Montrond
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 14 Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to
Lyon
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 14 15 Givors to Mont Ventoux
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Monday, July 15 REST DAY
Tuesday, July 16 16 Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17 17 Embrun to Chorges
NBCSN
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday, July 18 18 Gap to Alpe-d’Huez
NBCSN
6 a.m - 11 p.m.
Friday, July 19 19 Bourg-d’Oisans to
Le Grand-Bornand
NBCSN
6 a.m - 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 20 Annecy to Annecy-Semonz
NBCSN
7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 21 Versailles to
Paris Champs Élysées
NBCSN
11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
Sunday, July 28 - Recap Show NBC 12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

*NBCSN=NBC Sports Network. Information and full times and specific listings via NBC Sports

 

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