Tour De France Stage 8: Versus TV and Live Streaming Schedule

Adam HirshfieldFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2010

This is where things get interesting.

Sunday's Stage 8 is the first real Alpine mountain stage of the 2010 Tour de France. The 189-km ride from Station des Rousses—right on the border of Switzerland—to the high-altitude finish at Morzine-Avoriaz could be the first real opportunity for defending champion Alberto Contador to make his move on the current yellow jersey wearer Sylvain Chavanel.

But with two major climbs in Stage 8, first the famed Col de la Ramaz and shortly thereafter to the finish line in the Alps, this could be the day that seven-time champion Lance Armstrong tries to make a climb of his own out of 14th place.

While Contador enters the day in sixth place, Cadel Evans, currently second overall, and fourth-placed Andy Schleck are also in prime shape to vie for the maillot jaune.

You can catch all of Sunday's action on Versus—available on channel 603 on DirecTV and channel 151 on Dish Network—from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET. Check your local cable listings for channel lineups.

Replays of each day's action run on Versus from 8 to 11 p.m. ET.

You can also watch the live stream online on This isn't free, though; Versus is charging a $29.99 fee for its live tracker. Check it out here.