Tour de France begins Saturday morning

The Tour de France begins Saturday morning, July 3rd. The Outdoor Life Network (OLN), available on most cable and satellite TV networks in the U.S., shows the Tour stages live each morning, starting at about 8AM CDT (earlier for mountain stages), then repeats a somewhat shortened version of each stage a couple of times each day. OLN's broadcast schedule is here. The Tour de France official site is here (check for daily results).

Remember that you can watch Stage 13 live on the silver screen on July 17th in St. Louis--a fund raiser for the Tyler Hamilton Foundation.

If you've never watched bicycle racing before, you might be wondering--why bother? Here's why . . .