WEEK­END SPORT

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Peter Ko­goy

IT’S the end of the first week of the Tour de France and time for the ‘‘ moun­tain goats’’ in the field to take cen­tre stage for the mail­lot jaune ( yel­low jer­sey) as the race heads into the alps. Tonight’s stage from Bourg- enBresse to Le Grand Bor­nand in­cludes a solid 16km climb over the Col de la Colom­biere. Catch the ac­tion with Phil Liggett and Paul Sher­wen’s call of the race on SBS from 10pm. To­mor­row’s eighth stage is even tougher on the rid­ers, with three ma­jor climbs be­fore they reach Tignes. The ac­tion gets un­der way at 10.30pm. Aren’t those Gee­long Cats just purring in the AFL, with talk al­ready of a grand fi­nal ap­pear­ance in Septem­ber. But first they will have to get the bet­ter of Colling­wood at the MCG to­day, show­ing on Ten from 2pm. Syd­ney and Bris­bane view­ers will get the Swans- Carl­ton game from the SCG live on Seven from 1pm to­mor­row, while Melbourne and Ade­laide view­ers can tune in to the Hawthorn- Rich­mond clash from 3pm. For read­ers who fol­low the Tri Na­tions rugby union, spare a thought for the Spring­boks, who face the daunt­ing task of tack­ling the All Blacks at Jade Sta­dium in Christchurch to­day. The kick­off is slated for 5.30pm on Fox Sports 2, and that will be fol­lowed by more of the Asian Cup soc­cer, with Uzbek­istan fac­ing Malaysia from 8pm, to be fol­lowed by Saudi Ara­bia against co­hosts In­done­sia. To­mor­row night again fea­tures a dou­ble­header from 8pm, start­ing with China against Iran.

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