Tour de France 2014 TV Coverage

Tour de France 2014 TV Coverage

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.


Tour de France 2014 TV Coverage – UK TV Coverage of the Tour de France

The Tour de France will be broadcast on ITV (mainly on ITV4) with many of the stages live

ITV4 is available for free on Freeview, cable and satellite systems. ITV4 HD is available via satellite with a Sky HD TV subscription

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 2014 TV 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.


The 2014 Tour de France route

Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:
9 flat stages
5 hill stages
6 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
1 individual time-trial stage
2 rest days

There are 9 new stage cities
Leeds, Harrogate, York, Sheffield, Cambridge, Ypres, Oyonnax, Risoul, Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour

2014 Tour de France route map

The stages of the 2014 Tour de France

Stage 1 190.5 km Leeds / Harrogate

Stage 2 201 km York / Sheffield

Stage 3 155 km Cambridge / Londres

Stage 4 163.5 km Le Touquet-Paris-Plage / Lille Métropole

Stage 5 155.5 km Ypres / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

Stage 6 194 km Arras / Reims

Stage 7 234.5 km Épernay / Nancy

Stage 8 161 km Tomblaine / Gérardmer La Mauselaine

Stage 9 170 km Gérardmer / Mulhouse

Stage 10 161.5 km Mulhouse / La Planche des Belles Filles

Rest day Besançon

Stage 11 187.5 km Besançon / Oyonnax

Stage 12 185.5 km Bourg-en-Bresse / Saint-Étienne

Stage 13 197.5 km Saint-Étienne / Chamrousse

Stage 14 177 km Grenoble / Risoul

Stage 15 222 km Tallard / Nîmes

Rest day Carcassonne

Stage 16 237.5 km Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon

Stage 17 124.5 km Saint-Gaudens / Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet

Stage 18 145.5 km Pau / Hautacam

Stage 19 208.5 km Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour / Bergerac

Stage 20 54 km Bergerac / Périgueux

Stage 21 137.5 km Évry / Paris Champs-Élysées