Published: Tue 01 Jul 2014
David Millar is to join ITV’s coverage of the Tour de France, which begins on Saturday in Yorkshire.
The veteran road-racing cyclist will lend his expert insight and analysis to ITV’s on-screen team during the first three days of coverage alongside presenter Gary Imlach, reporters Ned Boulting and Matt Rendell, cycling legend Chris Boardman, and commentators Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
David is the only British rider to have worn all the Tour de France jerseys, and is due to retire from professional racing at the end of 2014. This was supposed to be his last Tour, but he was not selected to take part by his team Garmin-Sharp.
Live action from the first three stages based in England, running from Leeds to Harrogate, York to Sheffield, and Cambridge to London, will be shown on ITV and ITV4, with daily live coverage of the rest of the Tour to be shown on ITV4.
It is the fifth time ITV4 has screened daily live coverage and extended highlights of the Tour, with a total of 98 hours of cycling to be shown during the event. Last year, ITV signed a new deal to show cycling’s showpiece event until 2019.
Alongside terrestrial TV coverage, ITV Player will feature live action and ITV.com/tourdefrance will feature highlights and exclusive features, and the @ITVCycling Twitter feed will keep fans up-to-date with the latest developments.