1997 Tour de France TV Schedule

If you're like me, July revolves around the Tour de France!! I found an Internet Site with the ESPN and ESPN2 Tour de France Times for this month on the ESPN Web Site.

Here's the schedule as of July 6 -- all times are Pacific Standard Time:

Date ESPN ESPN2 ABC Wide World

of Sports

Mon, 7/7 9:30-10:00 P.M. 3:30-4:00 P.M.

4:30-5:00 P.M.

Tue, 7/8 10:00-10:30 P.M. 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Wed, 7/9 9:30-10:00 P.M. 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Thu, 7/10 9:30-10:00 P.M. 8:30-9:00 P.M.  
Fri, 7/11 9:30-10:00 P.M. 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Sat, 7/12 9:30-10:00 P.M. 7:00-7:30 P.M. 4:30-6:00 P.M.
Sun, 7/13 9:30-10:00 P.M. 5:30-6:00 P.M. 3:00-4:00 P.M.?
Mon, 7/14 9:30-10:00 P.M. 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Tue, 7/15 9:30-10:00 P.M. 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Wed, 7/16 11:30 P.M.-12:00 Mid 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Thu, 7/17 9:30-10:00 P.M. 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Fri, 7/18 9:30-10:30 P.M. 4:30-5:30 P.M.  
Sat, 7/19 9:30-10:30 P.M. 7:30-8:30 P.M. 4:30-6:00 P.M.
Sun, 7/20 9:30-10:00 P.M.   3:00-4:00 P.M.?
Mon, 7/21 9:30-10:00 P.M. 3:30-4:00 P.M.

4:30-5:00 P.M.

Tue, 7/22 12:00 Mid-12:30 A.M. 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Wed, 7/23 11:30 P.M. -12:00 Mid 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Thur, 7/24 9:30-10:00 P.M. 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Fri, 7/25 9:30-10:00 P.M. 4:30-5:00 P.M.  
Sat, 7/26 1:30-2:30 P.M. 8:30-9:30 P.M. 4:30-6:00 P.M.
Sun, 7/27 1:30-2:30 P.M.   3:00-4:00 P.M.?
Mon, 7/28   4:30-5:30 P.M.  

Of course, there are no guarantees as to the above times but these should be a good first cut at the schedule. As they say, you should check your local listings.

For more information, check out these Web Sites:

ESPN's Coverage of the Tour de France with nice photos and good summaries of the stages.

Send a quick letter to ESPN to thank them for the great Tour de France coverage--especially on TV. It's fast and easy -- it only takes a minute and if enough of us let them know we appreciate the coverage, it should help it continue for years to come!!

Velo News with detailed route slips of the each day's stage including Estimated Times of Arrivals!! Also includes a link to a pretty good race map and General Classification for every stage.

Bicyclist Magazine's Coverage of the Tour de France No need to wait for all of the first screen to download -- just click on the Tour de France link as soon as it comes up and you'll go right the latest Stage. This gives all of the day by day details of each Stage.

Outside Online's Coverage of the Tour de France with great feature articles on many aspects of the Tour de France like "Cipollini head and shoulders above peloton" and "Big Mig back at Tour as returning hero".

Enjoy the 1997 Tour de France!!

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