Tour de Suisse: Over 1,300 km of cycling in 9 days on RDS

— June 12, 2014

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This Saturday, at 9:30 a.m., RDS will kick off its coverage of the 78th Tour de Suisse, a road stage race part of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) WorldTour.  With a total distance of over 1,300 kilometers, the Tour de Suisse is considered as one of the principal preparatory competition for the Tour de France (July 5-27) due to its stages in the high mountains and both its individuals time trials (ITT).

Randy Ferguson and François Parisien will provide the color commentary and analysis for all stages of the competition.

Broadcast schedule: Tour de France

Saturday, June 14
• Stage #1 (9.4 km) | Bellinzona => Bellinzona (ITT)           at 9:30 a.m. ET      on RDS
• Stage #1 (9.4 km) | Bellinzona => Bellinzona (ITT)           at 6 p.m. ET           on RDS2 (encore)

Sunday, June 15
• Stage #2 (107.8 km) | Bellinzona => Sarnen                     at 9:30 a.m. ET       on RDS2

Monday, June 16
• Stage #3 (202.9 km) | Sarnen => Heiden                         at 9:30 a.m. ET        on RDS
• Stage #3 (202.9 km) | Sarnen => Heiden                         at 10 p.m. ET          on RDS2 (encore)

Tuesday, June 17
• Stage #4 (160.4 km) | Heiden => Ossingen                      at 9:30 a.m. ET       on RDS
• Stage #4 (160.4 km) | Heiden => Ossingen                      at 7 p.m. ET           on RDS2 (encore)

Wednesday, June 18
• Stage #5 (183.6 km) | Ossingen => Büren A.D. Aare      at 9:30 a.m. ET       on RDS
• Stage #5 (183.6 km) | Ossingen => Büren A.D. Aare      at 10 p.m. ET          on RDS2 (encore)

Thursday, June 19
• Stage #6 (192.8 km) | Büren A.D. Aare => Delémont          at 9:30 a.m. ET  on RDS
• Stage #6 (192.8 km) | Büren A.D. Aare => Delémont          at 7 p.m. ET        on RDS2 (encore)

Friday, June 20
• Stage #7 (24.5 km) | Worb => Worb (CLM)                        at 9:30 a.m. ET    on RDS
• Stage #7 (24.5 km) | Worb => Worb (CLM)                        at 7 p.m. ET        on RDS2 (encore)
 
Saturday, June 21
• Stage #8 (219.1 km) | Délémont => Verbier                        at 9:30 a.m. ET    on RDS
• Stage #8 (219.1 km) | Délémont => Verbier                        at 10 p.m. ET       on RDS2 (encore)

Sunday, June 22
• Stage #8 (156.5 km) | Martigny => Saas-Fee                      at 9:30 a.m. ET     on RDS2
• Stage #8 (156.5 km) | Martigny => Saas-Fee                      at 10 a.m. ET        on RDS (in progress)
• Stage #8 (156.5 km) | Martigny => Saas-Fee                      at 10 p.m. ET        on RDS2 (encore)

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