Airdate: Tour of California 2012

By David Knox on May 7, 2012 / Filed Under Programming 3

From next week SBS will screen all eight stages of the largest cycling event in America, the Tour of California, live on SBS TWO.

The Tour of California travels almost the full length of California including with Australian team GreenEDGE and three time Tour de France green jersey winner Robbie McEwen.

Tour de France 2012 also returns to SBS at the end of June with all 21 stages Live and in HD.

The 2012 Tour of California will commence in Santa Rosa before heading to San Francisco, San José and Ontario. The final stage will begin in Beverley Hills on Rodeo Drive and will wind through Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard before finishing in down town Los Angeles.

SBS’s coverage will be hosted by Michael Tomalaris with expert analysis from former professional cyclist Henk Vogels. Commentary will be provided by international voice of cycling Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.

Stage 1 – 7am Monday 14 May on SBS TWO
Stage 2 – 7am Tuesday 15 May on SBS TWO
Stage 3 – 7am Wednesday 16 May on SBS TWO
Stage 4 – 7am Thursday 17 May on SBS TWO
Stage 5 – 7am Friday 18 May on SBS TWO
Stage 6 – 7am Saturday 19 May on SBS TWO
Stage 7 – 7am Sunday 20 May on SBS TWO
Stage 8 – 3am Monday 21 May on SBS TWO


  1. William May 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm -

    David does Stage 8 start earlier than usual I thought every stage starts at 7am on SBS Two nationally

  2. Secret Squirrel May 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm -

    Gotta hand it to SBS – “Live and in HD” – that’s not a phrase that you hear very often on commercial TV, other than as an unfulfilled promise.

  3. BigVic May 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm -

    Le Tour, Super Rugby, Wallabies Tests, Tour of Calif, Formula 1, MotoGP, Olympics….the list goes on

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