Tour de France 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Tour de France route
Running from Saturday July 7th to Sunday July 29th 2018, the 105th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,329 kilometres.
- 8 flat stages
- 5 hilly stages
- 6 mountain stages and 3 altitude finishes
(La Rosière, Alpe d’Huez, Saint-Lary-Soulan col de Portet)
- 1 individual time-trial
- 1 team time-trial
- 2 rest days
|STAGE||TYPE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE|
|1||Flat||Saturday, July 7, 2018||Noirmoutier-en-l’Île / Fontenay-le-Comte||189 km|
|2||Flat||Sunday, July 8, 2018||Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon||183 km|
|3||Team Time-Trial||Monday, July 9, 2018||Cholet / Cholet||35 km|
|4||Flat||Tuesday, July 10, 2018||La Baule / Sarzeau||192 km|
|5||Hilly||Wednesday, July 11, 2018||Lorient / Quimper||203 km|
|6||Hilly||Thursday, July 12, 2018||Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan||181 km|
|7||Flat||Friday, July 13, 2018||Fougères / Chartres||231 km|
|8||Flat||Saturday, July 14, 2018||Dreux / Amiens Métropole||181 km|
|9||Hilly||Sunday, July 15, 2018||Arras Citadelle / Roubaix||154 km|
|–||Rest Day||Monday, July 16, 2018||Annecy|
|10||Mountain||Tuesday, July 17, 2018||Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand||159 km|
|11||Mountain||Wednesday, July 18, 2018||Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo||108 km|
|12||Mountain||Thursday, July 19, 2018||Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d’Huez||175 km|
|13||Flat||Friday, July 20, 2018||Bourg d’Oisans / Valence||169 km|
|14||Hilly||Saturday, July 21, 2018||Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende||187 km|
|15||Hilly||Sunday, July 22, 2018||Millau / Carcassonne||181 km|
|–||Rest Day||Monday, July 23, 2018||Carcassonne|
|16||Mountain||Tuesday, July 24, 2018||Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon||218 km|
|17||Mountain||Wednesday, July 25, 2018||Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan||65 km|
|18||Flat||Thursday, July 26, 2018||Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau||172 km|
|19||Mountain||Friday, July 27, 2018||Lourdes / Laruns||200 km|
|20||Individual Time-Trial||Saturday, July 28, 2018||Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette||31 km|
|21||Flat||Sunday, July 29, 2018||Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées||115 km|