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Tonight | Tour de France on SBS and SBS on Demand Stage 9

Tour de France on SBS – Fans worldwide eagerly anticipate the 111th Tour de France, set to kick off in Florence, Italy, marking a historic first. Cyclists will embark on a journey through Bologna, Torino, San Marino, Monaco, and France before concluding in Nice on the Cote d’Azur.

Tour de France Highlights

Stage 9: Sunday, 7 July at 9.30pm

Stage 10: Tuesday, 9 July at 9.30pm

Stage 11: Wednesday, 10 July at 8.30pm

Stage 12: Thursday, 12 July at 8.30pm

Stage 13: Friday, 13 July at 8.30pm

Stage 14: Saturday, 14 July at 9.00pm

Catch all the action on SBS and SBS on Demand – Live Sport / Sunday 7 July at 9:30pm.

About the Tour De France

The 2024 Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift promise an exceptional season of sports and entertainment.

SBS, Australia’s premier cycling broadcaster, will provide extensive coverage of the world’s largest annual sporting event from June 29 onwards.

Extensive Coverage

Moreover, SBS will comprehensively cover both the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. The men’s race spans from June 29 to July 21, while the women’s race begins after the Paris Olympics, from August 12 to August 18.

Diverse Route

Spanning four countries, the highly anticipated 111th Tour de France starts in Florence, Italy, for the first time in history. From there, cyclists will pass through Bologna, Torino, San Marino, Monaco, and France. The race will conclude in Nice on the Cote d’Azur, deviating from tradition.

Tour Details

Covering 3,492 kilometers and featuring 52,340 meters of vertical gain over 21 stages, the Tour will visit 39 towns, offering breathtaking scenery and historic landmarks.

Challenging Terrain

The route includes eight flat stages, four hilly stages, two individual time trials, and seven mountain stages. This year, the race concludes with an individual time trial for the first time in 35 years.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift

Beginning on August 12 in Rotterdam, a day after the Paris Olympics, the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift will traverse Belgium and France, covering three countries and ten departments in France.

Cyclists will race to Alpe d’Huez on August 18, marking its debut in the women’s race.

Race Format

Featuring eight stages, the event includes three flat stages, two hilly stages, two mountain stages, and one individual time trial.

Live Streaming and Coverage

To ensure all Australians enjoy every moment, SBS will broadcast every men’s stage live, with women’s stages airing on SBS VICELAND.

Moreover, both events will stream live on SBS On Demand, offering Tour de France Hub for extended highlights, stage replays, and recaps.

Enhanced Experience

Additionally, live coverage will include cultural and historical segments. For the latest news, opinions, analysis, stats, results, and highlights, visit SBS Sport.

Schedule

The broadcast times vary (full schedule here).

Expert Commentary

SBS’s expert commentary team, including Matthew Keenan and Dr. Bridie O’Donnell for both races, with Simon Gerrans joining for the men’s race and David McKenzie and Christophe Mallet providing interviews, insights, and historical context, will provide live reports from Europe.

Director’s Insight

Ken Shipp, SBS Director of Sport, highlighted:

“SBS’s extensive coverage of the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift will captivate cycling fans, following the challenging routes cyclists tackle.

“Sport brings people together globally, and the Tour captivates audiences. SBS is proud to bring all the action and moments to Australian audiences. We are excited for this year’s event and look forward to cheering on the Aussies as they conquer these challenging routes.”

Jayco & SBS Cycling Podcast

Furthermore, the new Jayco & SBS Cycling Podcast will cover cycling throughout July and August 2024.

Hosted on location by Christophe Mallet and David McKenzie, alongside expert guests, the podcast offers comprehensive coverage of the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, with in-depth race analysis, exclusive rider interviews, and behind-the-scenes insights.

Each episode corresponds to a race stage, available on all popular podcast platforms. The podcast delivers engaging content tailored for all levels of cycling enthusiasts, providing a deep dive into the Tour de France storytelling.

SBS ŠKODA Tour Tracker App

All stages of the Tour will be live on the SBS ŠKODA Tour Tracker app. The app offers uninterrupted live coverage of every stage, alongside data and rider statistics, enhancing the viewing experience for cycling fans.

Riders and Contenders

This year, 176 riders will attempt to conquer the challenging men’s route. The lineup of general classification contenders includes Jonas Vingegaard, aiming for a Tour de France hat trick, defending his 2023 and 2022 titles against David Gaudu, Simon Yates, Mikel Landa, and reigning Giro d’Italia winner Tadej Pogacar, who aims to conquer both grand tours this year.

Australian Jai Hindley, winner of the Giro d’Italia in 2022 and a stage winner in last year’s Tour de France, is a top contender for the podium. Jack Haig also eyes the Tour de France podium this year, with Australians Luke Durbridge and Chris Harper supporting their team leader Simon Yates in the Australian Jayco Aulula Team.

Race Highlights

The Tour de France promises a month of breathtaking scenery, heroic efforts, and dramatic racing as the world’s best cyclists tackle the challenging route.

Plat du Tour

As a delightful complement to the Tour de France, renowned French-Australian chef Guillaume Brahimi returns with Plat du Tour starting from Saturday, June 29. Following the Tour de France route through Italy, San Marino, Monaco, and France, Guillaume Brahimi explores and shares the cuisines and cultures of these regions.

Plat du Tour will air on SBS during Tour de France coverage, featuring 21 inspirational recipes corresponding to the 21 Tour stages. Guillaume meets passionate food producers and creates delicious dishes inspired by the traditions and culture of each city and town.

Guillaume will start his ‘Plat du Tour’ journey in Florence, Italy, setting the Tour spirit.

Plat du Tour will be available on SBS Food Online and SBS On Demand, airing as special half-hour episodes on SBS Food from Thursday, July 18. Produced by Blink TV for SBS.

SBS Tour de France Full Broadcast Schedule

Check out the full broadcast schedule for the Tour de France below:

STAGEDATESBS TV LIVESBS On Demand LIVE
1Saturday 29 June20:30 – 02:20 AEST19:50 – 02:20 AEST
2Sunday 30 June20:30 – 01:50 AEST20:05 – 01:50 AEST
3Monday 1 July20:30 – 01:45 AEST19:05 – 01:45 AEST
4Tuesday 2 July21:30- 01:50 AEST20:55- 01:50 AEST
5Wednesday 3 July21:30 – 01:55 AEST21:10 – 01:55 AEST
6Thursday 4 July21:30 – 02:00 AEST21:25 – 02:00 AEST
7Friday 5 July21:00 – 02:00 AEST20:55 – 02:00 AEST
8Saturday 6 July21:00 – 02:00 AEST20:55 – 02:00 AEST
9Sunday 7 July21:30 – 02:30 AEST21:05 – 02:30 AEST

Rest Day

| 10 | Tuesday 9 July | 21:30 – 02:05 AEST | 20:55 – 02:05 AEST |

| 11 | Wednesday 10 July | 20:30 – 01:45 AEST | 19:10 – 01:45 AEST |

| 12 | Thursday 11 July | 20:30 – 02:00 AEST | 20:25 – 02:00 AEST |

| 13 | Friday 12 July | 21:30 – 02:00 AEST | 21:20 – 02:00 AEST |

| 14 | Saturday 13 July | 21:00 – 02:00 AEST | 20:55 – 02

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