2013 Tour de France TV schedule on NBC Sports, June 29 – July 21

NBC Sports offers 23 days of live coverage of the the world's greatest cycling race, the third most watched sporting event worldwide. Photo: Vive le Tour de France - Mark Cavendish / Photo AP File

SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2013 –A historic start and finish unlike any other mark the 100th anniversary edition of the Tour de France in 2013. 

The Tour de France is the third most watched sporting event worldwide, after the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. No surprise. It makes for spectacular sports television. Even if you’ve never watched before, do yourself a favor and tune in for this 100th anniversary edition, with many looks back over its century of sports history.

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In the United States, Tour coverage begins on Saturday, June 29 from the starting line on the island of Corsica, and concludes on Sunday, July 21 on the Champs Elysees on NBC, the NBC Sports Network on cable, and online at NBCSports.com.

For the first time ever, a nighttime finish is in the making with the final stage scheduled to conclude at 9:45 p.m. Paris time, featuring a complete trip up the Champs Élysées with laps around the Arc de Triomphe, a fitting end for the cyclists in the City of Light.

NBC Sports Network will feature over 70 hours of live coverage during the 23 days of the 100th edition of the Tour de France, cycling’s World Series. All stages of the Tour de France will be live streamed on NBCSports.com and within the NBC Sports Live Extra mobile app.

Will another British rider win the Tour de France for the second straight year? Team Sky rider Chris Froome is positioned to do just that. Photo: Associated Press, Lionel Cironneau.

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(Subject to change, check your local listings)

Schedule is subject to change and all times are considered Eastern Time (ET). All times are LIVE coverage. There are repeat broadcasts during the day, which vary depending on the length of the daily stage.

Saturday, June 29
Tour de France, Stage 1: Porto-Vecchio to Bastia, 7:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Sunday, June 30
Tour de France, Stage 2: Bastia to Ajaccio, 7:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Monday, July 1
Tour de France, Stage 3: Ajaccio to Calvi, 6:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Tuesday, July 2
Tour de France, Stage 4: Nice to Nice, 9 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Wednesday, July 3
Tour de France, Stage 5: Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Thursday, July 4
Tour de France, Stage 6: Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Friday, July 5
Tour de France, Stage 7: Montepellier to Albi, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Saturday, July 6
Tour de France, Stage 8: Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, 8 a.m., NBC (broadcast)

Sunday, July 7
Tour de France, Stage 9: Saint-Girons to Bagnères-de-Bigorre, 6:30 a.m., NBC (broadcast)

Tuesday, July 9
Tour de France, Stage 10: Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to Sain-Malo, 8 a.m., N NBC Sports Network (cable)

Wednesday, July 10
Tour de France, Stage 11: Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Thursday, July 11
Tour de France, Stage 12: Fougères to Tours, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Friday, July 12
Tour de France, Stage 13: Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Saturday, July 13
Tour de France, Stage 14: Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Sunday, July 14
Tour de France, Stage 15: Givors to Mont Ventoux, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Tuesday, July 16
Tour de France, Stage 16: Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Wednesday, July 17
Tour de France, Stage 17: Embrun to Chorges, 8 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Thursday, July 18
Tour de France, Stage 18: Gap to Alpe-d’Huez, 6 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Friday, July 19
Tour de France, Stage 19: Bourg-d’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand, 6 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Saturday, July 20
Tour de France, Stage 20: Annecy to Annecy-Semonz, 7:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Sunday, July 21
Tour de France, Stage 21: Versailles to Paris Champs Élysées, 11:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network (cable)

Commentators will include Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Todd Harris, Bob Roll, George Hincapie, Steve Schlanger, Steve Porino, and Carolyn Manno

Liggett and Sherwen, the much-admired broadcast voices of cycling, will call all the race action for both the live and nightly shows. Retired American cycling champion George Hincapie is a new addition to the broadcast team this year.

For those who prefer online access to TV coverage, NBC Sports Group will offer Tour de France LIVE, cycling content online at NBCSports.com, and through the Tour de France LIVE Mobile app. You will be able to access the online and mobile editions here

Tour de France LIVE offers live streaming HD video of every stage. You can pause, rewind or run the video in slow-motion. Viewers will have access to a live GPS tracking map to follow the riders’ progress or to see an enhanced interactive map for each stage while watching the race. You can choose your favorite riders and teams to track individually throughout the Tour.

Pour a glass of French bubbly and toast an exciting month of sports entertainment provided by some of the world’s most well conditioned athletes while taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Vive le Tour!

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Ringside Seat in the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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