Next week is the reason I got the big cable package.
In Missoula you can only get Versus with the big Dish Network plan. Two years ago I panicked in late June and bought the package. I couldn't go a month without having the tour constantly streaming at my house.
Since then Lance Armstrong has made a comeback and the Versus coverage has improved. Starting with the Tour Down Under this week, then into Paris Nice, all the Spring Classics, the Tour of Cali, the Dauphine, and then the Tour de France. For all you Montana Racers there is a real reason to watch this year. TJ Van Garderen has announced his tentative schedule with Columbia - HTC:
"Van Garderen hopes the opportunities will present themselves at the Tour of California and Dauphiné Libéré, both of which are featured on an impressive early-season programme. He will begin at Challenge Majorca on February 7, with the Volta ao Algarve, Vuelta a Catalunya, Amstel Gold and Liège-Bastogne-Liège to follow, prior to a start in Nevada City." - TJ on Cyclingnews.com
If cable isn't your thing scope out these options: