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Tour de France Live 2020

  • Episode:

    1

  • Title:

    Week 1

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sat 29 Aug 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    12.30pm - 5.15pm

  • Week:

    Week 36 2020 : Sat 29 Aug - Fri 04 Sep

  • Channel:

    ITV4

  • Published:

    Thu 20 Aug 2020

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Tour de France Live 2020

Week 1

  • La Course Live 2020 (womens) coverage starts at 9am on ITV4
  • Tour de France stage 1 (mens) coverage starts at 12.30pm on ITV4

ITV will bring viewers comprehensive live coverage of the 107th Tour de France, which begins on Saturday 29 August in Nice.

Presenter Gary Imlach is joined on ITV4 by commentators Ned Boulting and David Millar, reporters Daniel Friebe and Matt Rendell along with former Team Sky rider Peter Kennaugh and road racing legend Chis Boardman for expert analysis during the 21-stage race. 

The world's most famous road cycling race visits the Alps, the Vosges, Jura, the Pyrenees and the Massif Central before ending at its traditional home, the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on Sunday 20 September.

Originally scheduled to start in June, the tour was rescheduled to August because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Due to restrictions, the presentation team will be based at Maidstone Studios this year, with Daniel Friebe on hand in France to capture riders' reactions.

It is the eleventh time ITV4 has screened daily live coverage and extended highlights of the Tour, with more than 85 hours of live cycling to be shown during the event. It is part of ITV’s deal to show cycling’s showpiece event until 2023.

As well as daily updates from the men's Tour, ITV4's coverage will include live footage from La Course women's race on 29 August in Nice.

Alongside terrestrial TV coverage, ITV.com/tourdefrance will feature the live action and highlights as well as exclusive features, and the ever-popular Tour De France podcast returns once again, featuring David Millar, Ned Boulting, Peter Kennaugh and Matt Rendell. The @ITVCycling Twitter feed will keep fans up-to-date with the latest developments and clips of the action.

This year’s Tour covers 3,470 kilometres and will take in four new climbs, including Col de la Lusette and Suc au May in the Massif central, Col de la Hourcère in the Pyrenees, and Col de la Loze in the Alps.

There will only be one individual time-trial, on the penultimate stage between Lure and La Planche des Belles Filles.

Last year's winner Egan Bernal is expected to be challenged by the likes of Primoz Roglic, Tom Dumoulin and Nairo Quintana for the yellow jersey, while British hopes rest on the shoulders of Adam Yates at Mitchelston-Scott following the non-selection of Bernal's Team Ineos partners, former Tour winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome.

This is a VSquared production for ITV4.