OLN preps another Tour de France

The net with exclusive coverage of the world-renowned cycling event is preparing a 23-day early-morning coverage stream, with primetime encores.

OLN has release the broadcast sked for its exclusive coverage of the Tour de France, airing July 7-29. The 23-day broadcast will mark OLN’s seventh year covering the prestigious cycling event as riders compete for the yellow jersey. Sponsors for this year’s tour include Canadian high-end cycle maker Cervélo, Specialized, Molson and War Amps.

On Sunday, July 1 at 8 pm, the net will kick off its coverage with a pre-event one-hour special called Lance’s France: The Traveller’s Guide, which explores destinations along the racing route, including the French Riviera, the great chateaux of the Loire Valley, the wine road of Alsace, the French Alps, Provence, Languedoc, the daunting Pyrenees mountains and Paris.

With most coverage airing in the early mornings, OLN will put daily encore presentations in the 8 pm ET/10 pm ET time slot (except for the final day, when an encore presentation airs at 12 noon and 8 pm ET/9 am and 10 pm PT). The 2007 Tour de France regular broadcast sked is as follows:

Day 1, Prologue: London, Sat., July 7 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT

Day 2, Stage 1, London-Canterbury, Sun., July 8 at 7:30 am ET/4:30 am PT

Day 3, Stage 2, Dunkerque-Gand, Mon., July 9 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT

Day 4, Stage 3, Waregem-Compiegne, Tues., July 10 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT

Day 5, Stage 4, Villers-Cotterets, Wed., July 11 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT

Day 6, Stage 5, Chablis-Autun, Thurs., July 12 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT

Day 7, Stage 6, Semur-en-Auxbois-Bourg-en-Bresse, Fri., July 13 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 pm PT

Day 8, Stage 7, Bour-en-Bresse-Le-Grand-Bornand, Sat., July 14 at 7:30 am ET/4:30 am PT

Day 9, Stage 8, Le-Grand-Bornand-Tignes, Sun., July 15 at 7 am ET/4 am PT

Day 10, Rest Day #1, Re cap show #1, Mon., July 16 at 8 pm ET/9 pm PT

Day 11, Stage 9, Val-d’Isere-Briancon, Tues., July 17 at 7:30 am ET/4:30 am

Day 12, Stage 10, Taller-Marseille, Wed., July 18 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am

Day 13, Stage 11, Marseille-Montpellier, Thurs., July 19 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 pm

Day 14, Stage 12, Montpellier-Castres, Fri., July 20 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT

Day 15, Stage 13, Albi-Albi, Sat., July 21 at 8 am ET/5 am PT

Day 16, Stage 14, Mazamet-Plateau-de-Beille, Sun., July 22 at 8 am ET/5 am PT

Day 17, Stage 15, Foix-Loudenvielle-Le Louron, Mon., July 23 at 7:30 am ET/4:30 am PT

Day 18 – Rest Day #2, Re-cap show #2, Tues., July 24 at 8 pm ET/10 pm PT

Day 19, Stage 16, Orthez-Gourette-Col d’Aubisque, Wed., July 25 at 6:30 am ET/3:30 am PT

Day 20, Stage 17, Pau-Castelsarrasin, Thurs., July 26 at 8:30 am/5:30 am PT

Day 21, Stage 18, Cahors-Angouleme, Fri., July 27 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT

Day 22, Stage 19, Cognac-Angouleme, Sat., July 28 at 8 am ET/5 am PT

Day 23, Stage 20, Marcoussis-Paris, Champs-Elysees, Sun., July 29 at 7:30 am ET/4:30 am PT