SBS set for its biggest Tour de France

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SBS is the home for the Tour de France (Getty Images)

SBS will celebrate 100 years of the Tour de France with more coverage of the iconic event than ever before.

 For the first time SBS will be the only place to watch the Tour de France with SBS securing exclusive live and highlights rights.

2013 Tour de France Broadcast Schedule
Broadcast details day by day

SBS will continue to show every stage of the Tour de France live and exclusive in HD as well as twice daily highlights in the morning and evening. Western Australian viewers will see more of the race than ever before with the first 90 minutes of the broadcast live from 8pm on SBS 2 on weekends, before continuing on SBS ONE. 

“The 100th edition of the Tour de France is an incredible milestone in the history of this iconic sporting event and in SBS’s 23rd year as host broadcaster, we will deliver our most comprehensive coverage to date,” says Michael Tomalaris, host of the Tour de France on SBS.

“SBS has changed the viewing habits of Australians during the month of the July as more people than ever stay up to be part of the cultural and sporting spectacle that is the Tour de France. Vive Le Tour de France on SBS.”

For the first time SBS will broadcast a live Review Panel Show on rest days and when the race has a late starting time on Stage 4 and Stage 21. Host David Basheer will be joined by former professional cyclist Henk Vogels and special guests to review and analyse all the latest action from the Tour.

SBS will also show Tour de France: The Story, a documentary that explores the 100 year history of the Tour de France, on Friday 28 June, the day before the Tour begins. The documentary explores the achievements of some of the race’s biggest names including Merckx, Hinault, Bobet and Poulidor and covers the Tour’s moments of both glory and controversy.

The 2013 Tour de France is expected to be one of the most spectacular, and keenly fought in recent years. For the first time it will feature a stunning twilight finish on the Champs Elysee in Paris for the final stage. The race will also visit Corsica which will host the Grand Depart for the very first time, and include the legendary climb of Mont Ventoux, and a double ascent of the renowned Alpe d’Huez. 

Australia's Cadel Evans, the 2011 winner, will battle it out for the famed Maillot Jaune with last year's runner-up Chris Froome, two time winner Alberto Contador, and the reigning champion Bradley Wiggins.  Australia's Orica-GreenEDGE will line up on the start line searching for their first ever stage win led by Matthew Goss and Simon Gerrans.

SBS’s coverage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France will be hosted by award-winning cycling journalist Michael Tomalaris in his 18th year covering the Tour de France. He will be joined by SBS Cycling Analyst David McKenzie and former cycling world champion Kate Bates in France. Calling the race will be international voice of cycling Phil Liggett, cycling veteran Paul Sherwen and Australia’s Matt Kennan.

SBS will provide comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the Tour de France via the award-winning website, the SBS Social Hub and the ground-breaking interactive Tour Tracker app. All of the stages will also be available in their entirety for catch up via the website and SBS On Demand.

The 2013 Tour de France begins at 10:00pm AEST Saturday 29 June on SBS ONE.

2013 Tour de France Broadcast Schedule


All stages LIVE on SBS ONE, SBS HD and online at www.sbs.com.au/tdf.
Stages 1- 20 LIVE 10:00pm AEST Saturday 29 June – Saturday 20 July.
Stage 21 LIVE 2:00am AEST Monday 22 July.

Daily Morning Updates
7:30am Sunday 30 June – Monday 22 July on SBS ONE

Evening Highlights
6:00pm Sunday 30 June – Monday 22July on SBS ONE
7:30pm Weekends / 7:45pm Monday to Friday, 30 June –22 July on SBS 2

Live Review Panel Show

10:00pm Tuesday 2 July on SBS ONE
10:00pm Monday 8 July on SBS ONE
10:00pm Monday 15 July on SBS ONE
10:00pm Sunday 21 July on SBS ONE

Tour de France: The Story
8:30pm Friday 28 June on SBS ONE
11:00pm Sunday 21July on SBS ONE

2012 Tour de France Review
9:30pm Saturday 29 June on SBS ONE (Eastern States only)

One Sunday in Paris
1am Monday 22 July on SBS ONE (Excluding WA)

Broadcast Details Day by Day

Saturday 29 June - Stage 1: Porto-Vecchio > Bastia
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:00pm - SBS 2
          9:30pm - SBS ONE

Sunday 30 June - Stage 2: Bastia > Ajaccio
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:00pm - SBS 2
          9:30pm - SBS ONE

Monday 1 June - Stage 3: Ajaccio > Calvi
AEST 10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST 9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Tuesday 2 July - Stage 4:
Nice > Nice
AEST 10:00pm - SBS ONE (Review program)
         11:00pm - SBS ONE (Live stage)
ACST 9:30pm - SBS ONE (Review program)
         10:30pm - SBS ONE (Live stage)
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE (Review program)
          9:00pm – SBS ONE (Live stage)

Wednesday 3 July - Stage 5: Cagnes-sur-Mer > Marseille
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Thursday 4 July - Stage 6: Aix-en-Provence > Montpellier
AEST 10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST 9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Friday 5 July - Stage 7:
Montpellier > Albi
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Saturday 6 July - Stage 8: Castres > Ax 3 Domaines
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:00pm - SBS 2
          9:30pm - SBS ONE

Sunday 7 July - Stage 9: Saint-Girons > Bagnères-de-Bigorre
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:00pm - SBS 2
          9:30pm - SBS ONE

Monday 8 July - Live Review Panel Show

AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
AWST 10:00pm - SBS ONE

Tuesday 9 July - Stage 10: Saint-Gildas-des-Bois > Saint-Malo
AEST 10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST 9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Wednesday 10 July - Stage 11:
Avranches > Mont-Saint-Michel
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Thursday 11 July - Stage 12: Fougères > Tours
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Friday 12 July - Stage 13: Tours > Saint-Amand-Montrond
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Saturday 13 July - Stage 14: Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule >Lyon
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:00pm - SBS 2
          9:30pm - SBS ONE

Sunday 14 July - Stage 15: Givors > Mont Ventoux
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:00pm - SBS 2
          9:30pm - SBS ONE

Monday 15 July - Live Review Panel Show
AEST 10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST 10:00pm - SBS ONE
AWST 10:00pm - SBS ONE

Tuesday 16 July - Stage 16: Vaison-la-Romaine > Gap
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Wednesday 17 July - Stage 17: Embrun > Chorges
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Thursday 18 July - Stage 18: Gap > Alpe-d’Huez
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Friday 19 July - Stage 19: Bourg-d’Oisans > Le Grand-Bornand
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:30pm - SBS ONE

Saturday 20 July - Stage 20: Annecy > Annecy - Semnoz
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  9:30pm - SBS ONE
AWST 8:00pm - SBS 2
          9:30pm - SBS ONE

Sunday 21 July - Live Review Panel Show
AEST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
ACST  10:00pm - SBS ONE
AWST 10:00pm - SBS ONE

Monday 22 July - Stage 21:
Versailles > Paris ChampsÉlysées
AEST  2:00am - SBS ONE
ACST  1:30am - SBS ONE
AWST 12:00am - SBS ONE

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