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The Tour of Britain 2013

  • Episode: 

    1 of 8

  • Transmission: 

    Sun 15 Sep 2013
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 38 2013 : Sat 14 Sep - Fri 20 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV4
  • Status: 

    New
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ITV4 will broadcast daily coverage of The Tour of Britain 2013, the nation’s biggest professional cycle race.
 
Following the channel's extensive coverage of this year’s Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana, ITV4 will screen live coverage and daily highlights of the race, which starts on Sunday September 15 in Peebles and ends on Sunday September 22 in central London.
 
Presenter Ned Boulting is joined by pundit Matt Stephens for the eight-stage race, with commentary from Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.
 
Some of cycling’s biggest names - including 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and the ‘Manx Missile’ Mark Cavendish - are expected to take part in the race. “Wiggo” took an impressive time trial win in the Tour of Poland in August after missing out on defending his French title through injury.
 
This year's tenth annual Tour of Britain is set to feature its biggest ever field, with 114 riders from 19 teams competing. Among the professional outfits signed up to take part are Team Sky and Omega Pharma-Quick Step.
 
 
Provisional transmission schedule:
 
STAGE 1 - September 15 - highlights 9pm to 10pm
STAGE 2 - September 16 - live 1.30pm to 4pm, highlights 7pm to 8pm
STAGE 3 - September 17 - live 12.30pm to 2.30pm, highlights 7pm to 8pm
STAGE 4 - September 18 - live 2pm to 4pm, highlights 7pm to 8pm
STAGE 5 - September 19 - live 2pm to 4pm, highlights 10.30pm to 11.30pm
STAGE 6 - September 20 - live 1pm to 3pm, highlights 7pm to 8pm
STAGE 7 - September 21 - live 2pm to 4pm, highlights 7pm to 8pm
STAGE 8 - September 22 - live 4pm to 6pm, highlights 7pm to 8pm