ITV will show cycling’s showpiece event the Tour De France until 2023 after agreeing a new deal which continues the network’s commitment to the sport.
ITV4 has been home to the Tour De France for UK viewers since 2002 and under the new agreement the channel’s critically acclaimed coverage will continue into its 21st year.
As well as live coverage and highlights programmes of the Tour, under the deal ITV also has rights to show highlights of the Criterium Dauphine and Paris Nice over the same term.
Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport said: “ITV4 is firmly established as the home of first class coverage of the Tour de France, one of the most prestigious events in the sporting calendar and we are absolutely delighted to continue offering viewers, free to air, the incredible action and visual feast that this wonderful challenge offers well into the next decade.”
ITV’s portfolio of world-class sports rights also includes exclusive rights to show England football matches, exclusive coverage of UK racing, exclusive coverage of the Rugby World Cup, as well as coverage of the 6Nations rugby tournament and the French Open.