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The Tour de France 2017

  • Episode: 

    1 of

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sat 01 Jul 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    2.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 27 2017 : Sat 01 Jul - Fri 07 Jul
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ITV will bring viewers extensive live coverage of the 104th Tour de France, which begins on Saturday 1 July in Düsseldorf, Germany.
This year marks the first time ITV4 has shown live daily coverage of every stage from start to finish, with a total of 110 hours of live cycling to be shown during the event, plus 23 hours of highlights.
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 Belgium and Luxembourg before heading to all five of France’s mountainous regions - the Vosges, the Jura, the Massif Central, the Pyrenees and the Alps - and ending at its traditional home, the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on Sunday 23 July.
The coverage is part of ITV’s deal to show cycling’s showpiece event until 2019, and marks the eighth time the channel has screened live coverage and highlights of the Tour. Alongside terrestrial TV coverage, you can watch the action live on ITV Hub and will feature highlights as well as exclusive features. The @ITVCycling Twitter feed will keep fans up-to-date with the latest clips and news. 
This year’s Tour covers 3,540 kilometres, with the highest climb up to the 2,645m Col du Galibier in the Alps, before finishing in Paris. 
The 2016 winner Chris Froome goes into the event as favourite to win his fourth title, despite a difficult start to the year, while there are question marks over the participation of sprint specialist Mark Cavendish after suffering glandular fever earlier in the year.
Continues Weekdays on ITV4