Tour de France 2013 TV Schedule: Full Coverage Guide for Cycling's Biggest Event

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Tour de France 2013 TV Schedule: Full Coverage Guide for Cycling's Biggest Event
Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The 100th edition of the Tour de France is underway in 2013, and you don't want to miss out on any of the action from the most important event of the cycling season.

While anticipation for the Tour de France was somewhat quelled by the news that Bradley Wiggins would miss the event with a knee injury, per William Fotheringham of The Guardian, we aren't short on storylines as the world's best cyclists look to win the sport's most prized event and one that will forever etch their name into cycling royalty.

Without further ado, let's check out the full coverage guide and everything you need to know about the 100th Tour de France. 

 

Full TV Coverage, Scheduling 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 
Bagneres-de-Bigorre
NBCSN
6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Monday, July 8 Rest Day  
Tuesday, July 9 10 Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to 
Saint-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 Fougeres 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-Pourcain-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 Elysees
NBCSN
11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
Sunday, July 28 - Recap Show NBC 12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

*Information courtesy of NBC Sports' Tour de France listings.

Note: Above listings are exclusive to the U.S., while ITV will broadcast the action in England

 

Full Course

The Tour de France's YouTube page brings us this all-encompassing 3D demonstration of the course:

 

Preview Information

If you're looking for a full list of participants and contenders, look no further, as Cycling Weekly has broken it down for us:

No Bradley Wiggins doesn't mean a boring Tour de France by any means, as we're still gearing up for the 100th spectacle to be the best yet.

The Tour de France's Twitter account grabbed this incredible Vine clip from the starting of the race on Saturday:

Among those cyclists was Mark Cavendish. The UCI ProTeam Omega Pharma-Quick Step team member took to Twitter to express his excitement about embarking in the 100th edition of the Tour:

Cavendish has become a world-famous cyclist for his ability to win individual stages, and he's had his most success at the Tour de France with 23 stage victories.

However, the Tour won't be won by stage victories, rather a 21-stage showing of efficiency, durability and overall skill.

One veteran in the field who knows what it takes is Cadel Evans, who became the first Australian winner in 2011.

But in 2013, the 36-year-old has been overshadowed by younger cyclists and has become an underdog, according to Sky Sports. It's been cyclists like Chris Froome of Team Sky who have garnered much of the hype heading into the big event. Of course, it takes much, much more than hype to win you a Tour de France.

The big storylines are aplenty in the 2013 edition of the Tour de France, making it a must-watch spectacle. 

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Team StreamTM

Out of Bounds

Cycling

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.