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The Tour De France 2016

  • Episode: 

    1 of

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sat 02 Jul 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    11.00am - 4.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 27 2016 : Sat 02 Jul - Fri 08 Jul
  • Channel: 

    ITV4
  • Status: 

    Returning
The Tour De France 2016
 
ITV will bring viewers extensive live coverage of the 103rd Tour de France, which begins on Saturday 2 July at Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy.
 
Presenter Gary Imlach is joined by cycling legend Chris Boardman, commentators Ned Boulting and David Millar, and reporter Daniel Friebe for the 21-stage race which visits Andorra and Switzerland before ending at its traditional home, the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on Sunday July 24.
 
It is the seventh time ITV4 has screened daily live coverage and extended highlights of the Tour, with a total of 70 hours of live cycling to be shown during the event. It is part of ITV’s deal to show cycling’s showpiece event until 2019.
 
Alongside terrestrial TV coverage, ITV.com/tourdefrance will feature action and exclusive features along with a Tour podcast, and the @ITVCycling Twitter feed will keep fans up-to-date with the latest developments.
 
This year’s Tour covers 3,535 kilometres and will visit the Alps and the Pyrenees, as well as the iconic Mont Ventoux in Provence, before finishing in Paris. Along with 23 hours of highlights, ITV4’s coverage will include live footage from La Course women’s race on the final day from Paris.
 
The 2015 winner Chris Froome goes into the event as a favourite after winning the Critérium du Dauphiné and sprint specialist Mark Cavendish - the third all-time stage winner at the Tour with 26 wins - reportedly hopes to compete both in France and at Rio in the 2016 Olympic Games.