Tour de France on Satellite TV
The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race that covers more than 3,500 kilometres (2,200mi) throughout France and a bordering country. The race usually lasts 23 days and attracts cyclists from around the world. The race is broken down into day-long segments, called stages. Individual times to finish each stage are totalled to determine the overall winner for the race. The rider with the least elapsed time each day wears a yellow jersey. The course changes every year but it has always finished in Paris. There are similar races in Italy and Spain but the Tour de France is the oldest, the most prestigious and the best known.
Official Tour De France Broadcasters
The Tour de France is available for free on many satellite TV services.
Tour de France Live Television Coverage – UK TV Coverage of the Tour de France
The Tour de France will be broadcast on ITV (mainly on ITV4) with live daily coverage until 2019.
ITV4 is available for free on Freeview, cable and satellite systems.
ITV4 HD is available via satellite with a Sky HD TV subscription package.
Eurosport (and Eurosport HD) will be covering all stages live. The Tour de France will be shown live on ITV4 and British Eurosport, with a comprehensive package of television coverage for British viewers.
British Eurosport’s coverage comprises of live action footage, plus an edited highlights show each evening.
British Eurosport is available on cable and satellite systems. It requires a Sky subscription on satellite TV.
British Eurosport HD is available the Sky HD satellite systems. It requires a Sky HD subscription.
Tour de France Live Television Coverage – Spanish TV Coverage of the Tour de France
Spanish TV channels will also be covering Le Tour – normally TVE 1, 2, and Teledeporte. These all available for free.