Tour de France 2017: TDF Stage 14 Start Time, TV Channel schedule, Blacnag to Rodez preview

From Blagnac to Rodez – The cyclists close out the 2/3 of the entire race as they travel around 181.5km from Blagnac to Rodez. The length of the stage poses threats to the current GC leader Fabio Aru who doesn’t have enough teammates to counter the attacks from his rivals. In yesterday’s Stage 12, Aru was content to focus in staying with Chris Froome, 6 seconds behind, who himself couldn’t extricate from the peloton.

Froome and Team Sky displayed different strategy yesterday by not controling the race. Sky allowed Mikel Landa to go ahead of the peloton in front of the race as he gained almost two minutes over Aru. At one point of the stage, Landa almost near to the yellow jersey time. One of the surprises in Stage 14 will be seen again. Will Team Sky has another tactic for Froome or Landa to seize the yellow jersey?

As long as Aru has the yellow jersey, Team Sky will show different tactics to get the six seconds. To see Froome alone attacking Aru is a great scenario. It’s a matter of how successful he will be.

Meanwhile, many observers are seeing that Froome is not in form and that his teammate Landa is stronger. Landa has been on the Top 4 of the last two stages. However, Landa admits that he is not stronger than Froome. After Stage 13, Landa said:

“I think Contador was a nice wheel to follow. He is a very good rider in those kind of stages and I followed him. I thought about the stage win but I knew it was difficult. Yesterday also I was happy, we did an amazing job, I could not try to win the stage. You work more for the team. You’re here to win the Tour. I don’t think I’m stronger than Chris. He has won three Tours. We have also a hard week coming up with one time trial Chris can win without me.”

Tour de France stage 14 will start at 6:25 AM ET and with the live television viewing in the United States by NBCSN which will begin the coverage at 8:00 AM ET.

Tour de France 2017 live stream is available on NBC Sports, NBC Sports App, NBC Sports Gold. Who will win the stage 14 of Tour de France 2017? It is available also in ITV4 and EuroSport.