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Velonews.com also has a pretty decent schedule covering just about every event down to small regional races in most countries. They also have TV listings for Outdoor Life Network which I guess is primarily U.S.. If you do get OLN, their website, olntv.com, lists the cycling events they will be showing. They have a regular Thursday night lineup that airs some classics and world cup events 2-3 weeks after they are run. I can tell you the general times for the big three, all of which run for 3 weeks.
Giro d'Italia - starts about the last Saturday in May.
TDF - Starts the first or second Saturday in July.
Vuelt a Espana - starts about the second Saturday in September.
The Tour of Switzerland finishes a week or two before the TDF.
The Tour of Germany goes on during the same time period as the Giro. I think organizers were a little ticked that Ullrich rode the Giro to get in shape for the TDF rather than riding the Tour of Germany.
That's about the extent of my knowledge of it. I just hope OLN is very successful with their cycling coverage so they will contiue to expand it. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the big tours as they were being ridden.
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