Tour de France 2018 TV Coverage


Tour de France 2018 TV Coverage

Tour de France 2016 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


1 FlatSaturday, July 7, 2018Noirmoutier-en-l’Île / Fontenay-le-Comte189 km
2 FlatSunday, July 8, 2018Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon183 km
3 Team Time-TrialMonday, July 9, 2018Cholet / Cholet35 km
4 FlatTuesday, July 10, 2018La Baule / Sarzeau192 km
5 HillyWednesday, July 11, 2018Lorient / Quimper203 km
6 HillyThursday, July 12, 2018Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan181 km
7 FlatFriday, July 13, 2018Fougères / Chartres231 km
8 FlatSaturday, July 14, 2018Dreux / Amiens Métropole181 km
9 HillySunday, July 15, 2018Arras Citadelle / Roubaix154 km
 Rest DayMonday, July 16, 2018Annecy
10 MountainTuesday, July 17, 2018Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand159 km
11 MountainWednesday, July 18, 2018Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo108 km
12 MountainThursday, July 19, 2018Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d’Huez175 km
13 FlatFriday, July 20, 2018Bourg d’Oisans / Valence169 km
14 HillySaturday, July 21, 2018Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende187 km
15 HillySunday, July 22, 2018Millau / Carcassonne181 km
 Rest DayMonday, July 23, 2018Carcassonne
16 MountainTuesday, July 24, 2018Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon218 km
17 MountainWednesday, July 25, 2018Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan65 km
18 FlatThursday, July 26, 2018Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau172 km
19 MountainFriday, July 27, 2018Lourdes / Laruns200 km
20 Individual Time-TrialSaturday, July 28, 2018Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette31 km
21 FlatSunday, July 29, 2018Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées115 km