Tour de France 2012: Where to Watch Live, Stream Online, and on the Go With Your iPhone and Android

The Tour de France 2012 begins today and, while the exciting action could be overshadowed by seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong’s doping charges, here’s how and where to watch and stream live the developments.

Watch Cadel Evans, Bradley Wiggins, Dennis Menchove and other top contenders ride to glory through this year's menu of different watching options which includes not only live television and online streaming but also apps for your iPad, iPhone and Android.  

1. Live:


In the United States, coverage begins on Saturday, June 30 from the starting line in Liege, Belgium and concludes on Sunday, July 22 on the Champs Elysees on NBC and the NBC Sports Network.

Schedule (EST):

Saturday June 30: Prologue, in Liege, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Sunday July 1: Stage 1 (Flat), from Liege to Seraing, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Monday July 2: Stage 2 (Flat), from Vise to Tournai, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Tuesday July 3: Stage 3 (Mountain), from Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Wednesday July 4: Stage 4 (Flat), from Abbeville to Rouen, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Thursday July 5: Stage 5 (Flat), from Rouen to Saint-Quentin, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Friday July 6: Stage 6 (Flat), from Epernay to Metz, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Saturday July 7: Stage 7 (Mountain), from Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Fillies, live on NBC at 8 a.m.

Sunday July 8: Stage 8 (Mountain), from Belfort to Porrentruy, live on NBC at 8 a.m.

Monday July 9: Stage 9 (Time Trial), from Arc-et-Senans to Besancon, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Wednesday July 11: Stage 10 (Mountain), from Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Thursday July 12: Stage 11 (Mountain), from Albertville to La Toussuire, live on NBC Sports Network at 7 a.m.

Friday July 13: Stage 12 (Mountain), from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay Davézieux, live on NBC Sports Network at TBD

Saturday July 14: Stage 13 (Flat), from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Le Cap d’Agde, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Sunday July 15: Stage 14 (Mountain), from Limoux to Foix, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Monday July 16: Stage 15 (Flat), from Samatan to Pau, live on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m.

Wednesday July 18: Stage 16 (Mountain), from Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon, live on NBC Sports Network at TBD

Thursday July 19: Stage 17 (Mountain), from Bagnères-de-Luchon to Peyragudes, live on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 a.m.

Friday July 20: Stage 18 (Flat), from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde, live on NBC Sports Network at a.m.

Saturday July 21: Stage 19 (Time Trial), from Bonneval to Chartres, live on NBC Sports Network at TBD

Sunday July 22: Stage 20 (Flat), from Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Élysées, recorded on NBC at 1 p.m.

2. Online:


The Tour de France 2012 will also be available online through NBCSports.com. The users have to open a “MapMyRide” account which will permit them to watch online -- for $29.99 (the whole event) or $4.99 (each stage)  -- with the option of rewinding, forwarding and slowing down. They can also track the tour via GPS, and follow their favorite rider's trajectory live. Steephill.tv also offers live streaming of some of the stages through different European sports networks. 

Click Here to Open Your MapMyRide Account

Click Here to Access Sleephill.tv’s Coverage

3. Mobile:


Le Tour de France is also available through mobile applications for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, with all the developments “mirrored” in the apps (which are sold separately at $14.99 for iPad , iPhone and Android).

 Click Here to Download the iPhone and iPad App

 Click Here to Download the Android App

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