Last year Tour de France was the highest-rated show on SBS thanks to Cadel Evans’ fantastic win.
Evans takes to the road once again with SBS providing exclusive Live coverage on SBS ONE and SBS HD across the country. That’s how you do Sport….
The only exception is to the first night and only in South Australia by 30 minutes.
In 2011 Cadel Evans became the first Australian to win the Tour de France. In 2012, he’ll be looking to do it all over again.
And once again the action will be exclusively LIVE on SBS, with all 21 stages of the 99th edition of the world’s most famous cycling race shown live and in HD. This will be SBS’s biggest year covering the Tour with longer morning updates and a weekly review program on rest days.
The 2012 Tour de France will also see Australia’s first professional cycling team, GreenEDGE, competing in the event for the first time. Simon Gerrans, Matt Goss and Stuart O’Grady will be racing in GreenEDGE colours, looking to secure a stage win.
SBS’s coverage will be led by award-winning cycling journalist Michael Tomalaris, in his 17th year hosting the Tour de France. He will be joined by former professional cyclist and SBS Cycling Analyst David McKenzie and former professional road cyclist and track cycling world champion Kate Bates.
Calling the race will be ‘international voice of cycling’ Phil Liggett, cycling veteran Paul Sherwen and Australia’s Matt Keenan.
SBS will provide comprehensive round-the-clock coverage online at www.sbs.com.au/tdf with race results, news, videos, expert blogs and the interactive tour tracker.
All stages Live 10:00pm AEST on SBS ONE, SBS HD and online at www.sbs.com.au/tdf
Saturday 30 June – Sunday 22 July
Daily Morning Updates:
7:30am, Sunday 1 July – Monday 23 July on SBS ONE
6:00pm, Sunday 1 July – Monday 23 July on SBS ONE
8:30pm, Sunday 1 July – Monday 23 July on SBS TWO
10pm, Tuesday 10 July on SBS ONE (Prologue – Stage 9)
10pm, Tuesday 17 July on SBS ONE (Stage 10 – 15)
10pm for NSW, QLD, ACT, VIC, TAS
9:30pm for SA (excluding the prologue which starts at 10pm)
8:30pm for WA