Tour de France 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 Tour de France route
Running from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2015, the 102th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,344 kilometres.
These stages have the following profiles:
9 flat stages
3 hill stages
7 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
1 individual time-trial stage
1 team time-trial stage
2 rest days
6 new stage cities
Utrecht, Zélande, Livarot, La Pierre-Saint-Martin, Muret, Sèvres – Grand Paris Seine Ouest.
Stage 2 166 km Utrecht / Zélande
Stage 3 154 km Anvers / Huy
Stage 4 221 km Seraing / Cambrai
Stage 5 189 km Arras / Amiens Métropole
Stage 6 191 km Abbeville / Le Havre
Stage 7 190 km Livarot / Fougères
Stage 8 179 km Rennes / Mûr de Bretagne
Stage 9 28 km Vannes / Plumelec
Rest day Pau
Stage 10 167 km Tarbes / La Pierre-Saint-Martin
Stage 11 188 km Pau / Cauterets – Vallée de Saint-Savin
Stage 12 195 km Lannemezan / Plateau de Beille
Stage 13 200 km Muret / Rodez
Stage 14 178 km Rodez / Mende
Stage 15 182 km Mende / Valence
Stage 16 201 km Bourg-de-Péage / Gap
Rest day Gap
Stage 17 161 km Digne-les-Bains / Pra-Loup
Stage 18 185 km Gap / Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Stage 19 138 km Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne / La Toussuire – Les Sybelles
Stage 20 110 km Modane Valfréjus / Alpe-d’Huez
Stage 21 107 km Sèvres – Grand Paris Seine Ouest / Paris Champs-Élysées