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2010 Tour de France - LIVE TV Schedules
 
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 7/1/2010
2010 Tour de France - LIVE TV Schedules
 

2010 Tour de France - LIVE TV Schedules
Viva La Tour - Versus, Eurosport - USA, Canada, Great Britain and Europe

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We've come a long way folks... luckily with the advent of the internet cycling fans can watch the race live in far away places live. It's a long way from yesteryear of the late 1950's and early sixties when as a teenager I would ride up the 15 miles up to the Hans Ohrt bike shop in Beverly Hills and pick up magazines from Europe and Great Britain to see how Tommy Simpson and Jacques Anquetil had fared in the tour and other European classics. With the mags coming weekly; it was at least a week and sometimes more before you knew who won the tour... every week was a cliff hanger. thankfully that day is gone.

This isn't a complete list of coverage; but if you have more to add please post it on the Daily Peloton Forums or send a copy to me and I'll do my best to update this with more sources. Of course we will endeavor to have our live tickers so if you're stuck in your office you can pull up the latest action.

You're also welcome to join in the conversation with other fans around the world in the Daily Peloton Forums or join other fans a virtual living room to discuss the race action during the race in our Chat Room.

Canada & USA
Versus Network

The Versus Network will be the official US TV broadcast home of the Tour de France with 14 hours of coverage a day beginning this Saturday, July 3rd at 11:30am ET. (Eastern Time)

Additionally, for those without Versus, Versus.com will be offering Tour Tracker, where for a $29.95, cycling fans can watch the tour live, anywhere, anytime, any screen in HD. Also included with Tour Tracker is DVR functionality, GPS real-time tracking, customizable alerts and social networking capabilities. You can sign up for the service at: http://tracker.versus.com/

Below is the Versus TV schedule:
Versus provides daily live coverage of the 2010 Tour de France and airs a prime-time replay from 8-11 p.m. ET. Live coverage (times are Eastern and subject to change):

Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Monday: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 6: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 7: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 8: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 9: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 10: 7:30-11:30 a.m.
July 11: 7:30-11:30 a.m.
July 12: TBD
July 13: 7-11:30 a.m.
July 14: 8-11:30 a.m.

July 15: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 16: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 17: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 18: 7:30-11:30 a.m.
July 19: 7:30-11:30 a.m.
July 20: 6:30-11:30 a.m.
July 21: TBD
July 22: 6:30-11:30 a.m.
July 23: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 24: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
July 25: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of the tour tracker format as it gives you no choice to down load just the video or audio and additional graphics etc that can slow down delivery of the actual video and commentary, which I think is what most of us want. But if you have good connection and sufficient memory and it beats waiting a week or more find out what happened.

Other links to live video coverage can be found at: http://www.cyclingfans.com/ which is updated daily.

Eurosport broadcasts every stage of the 2010 Tour de France
LIVE high definition from Rotterdam on July 3rd to Paris on July 25th.

Eurosport provides a daily live studio with guests including 1987 Tour de France winner Stephen Roche, former winner of the Paris-Roubaix Magnus Backstedt and Olympic silver medallist Rob Hayles offering their analysis on the days action. David Harmon will be in the commentary box with former green jersey winner Sean Kelly alongside him.

Daily evening highlights will also be available, so viewers can catch-up on any missed action. Other programming includes Planet Armstrong which offers exclusive interviews, rare footage and attractive graphic elements, the 3-5-minute show will be shown daily right after the evening highlights. Planet Armstrong will bring viewers highlights from the daily stages, while focusing on Armstrong's progress and other major talking points of the race. We will also be following Team HTC-Columbia providing a behind the scenes diary, including interviews from the riders. Live coverage is also available online via the Eurosport Player at www.eurosportplayer.co.uk

British Eurosport is available on Sky Channel 410 & Virgin Media Channel 521.
British Eurosport 2 is available on Sky Channel 411 & Virgin Media Channel 525.
Eurosport HD is available on Sky Channel 412 & Virgin Media Channel 522.
British Eurosport channels streamed online via the Eurosport Player: www.eurosportplayer.co.uk

LIVE stage timings for British Eurosport and Eurosport HD
03/07/2010
16:00-19:00 Live prologue on British Eurosport
16:30-19:00 Live prologue on Eurosport HD

04/07/2010
10:30-11:45 Live stage one on British Eurosport
10:45-11:45 Live stage one on Eurosport HD
12:45-16:30 Live stage one British Eurosport
12:45-16:30 Live stage one on Eurosport HD

05/07/2010
12:45-17:00 Live stage two on British Eurosport
13:15-16:30 Live stage two on Eurosport HD

06/07/2010
12:45-17:00 Live stage three on British Eurosport
13:15-16:30 Live stage three on Eurosport HD

07/07/2010
12:15-17:00 Live stage four on British Eurosport
12:45-16:30 Live stage four on Eurosport HD

08/07/2010
12:40-17:00 Live stage five on British Eurosport
13:15-16:30 Live stage five on Eurosport HD

09/07/2010
12:45-17:00 Live stage six on British Eurosport
13:15-16:30 Live stage six on Eurosport HD

10/07/2010
11:30-17:15 Live stage seven on British Eurosport
12:00-16:30 Live stage seven on Eurosport HD

11/07/2010
11:00-17:00 Live stage eight on British Eurosport
11:45-16:30 Live stage eight on Eurosport HD

13/07/2010
10:00-17:00 Live stage nine on British Eurosport
10:30-16:30 Live stage nine on Eurosport HD

14/07/2010
12:00-17:00 Live stage ten on British Eurosport
12:30-16:30 Live stage ten on Eurosport HD

15/07/2010
12:45-17:00 Live stage 11 on British Eurosport
13:15-16:30 Live stage 11 on Eurosport HD

16/07/2010
12:45-17:00 Live stage 12 on British Eurosport
13:15-16:30 Live stage 12 on Eurosport HD

17/07/2010
12:00-17:00 Live stage 13 on British Eurosport
12:30-16:30 Live stage 13 on Eurosport HD

18/07/2010
12:45-16:45 Live stage 14 on British Eurosport
12:45-16:45 Live stage 14 on Eurosport HD

19/07/2010
12:45-17:00 Live stage 15 on British Eurosport
13:15-16:30 Live stage 15 on Eurosport HD

20/07/2010
10:00-17:00 Live stage 16 on British Eurosport
10:30-16:30 Live stage 16 on Eurosport HD

22/07/2010
10:45-17:15 Live stage 17 on British Eurosport

11:15-16:45 Live stage 17 on Eurosport HD

23/07/2010
12:45-16:30 Live stage 18 on British Eurosport
13:15-16:30 Live stage 18 on Eurosport HD

24/07/2010
12:45-17:00 Live stage 19 on British Eurosport
13:15-16:30 Live stage 19 on Eurosport HD

25/07/2010
12:45-17:30 Live stage 20 on British Eurosport
13:15-17:00 Live stage 20 on Eurosport HD


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