On Saturday, Levi Leipheimer and the rest of his Omega Pharma Quick Step team will finally get a chance to stretch out their legs in the 2012 Tour de France as the prologue stage will kick of the most famous cycling race in the world. The big event will air early in the morning here on the West Coast, so you may want to set the alarm or the DVR.
Leipheimer is not known for being a sprinter, but he may use the prologue to make a splash right away. The first stage in the Tour de France is an individual time trial that is mostly for bragging rights that will take place in Liege, Belgium. The prologue stage will be an almost entirely flat 6.4-kilometer race through the streets of Liege that should take each rider approximately eight minutes to complete.
NBC Sports Network will provide live coverage of the prologue stage on Saturday morning beginning at 5:00 a.m. PT.