Tour de France
5- 27 July
Another British touch for the Tour de France! After celebrating the triumph of two British riders in 2012 and 2013, the Tour de France will travel to England with a start in Yorkshire. It has been named: “The Grand Départ”.
Eurosport offers cycling fans its unparalleled experience to follow of the most thrilling sport competition. From the Grand Départ to the Champs-Elysées sprint, Eurosport will provide previews, including the traditional team presentation, and extensive LIVE coverage. In addition, Eurosport 2 will broadcast the stage of the day highlights every day in prime time.
Eurosport ‘s Tour de France coverage is as follows: 21 stages LIVE and in HD and over 80 hours of LIVE broadcast.
LIVE action will be enhanced by up-to-the minute reports and interviews done by Eurosport’s on-site film crews. There will be a 20-minute introduction programme for each stage, presenting the key points of the day, the main favorites for the stage and the predictions of the riders.
The Grand Départ
The peloton will spend three days riding through England (July 5, 6 and 7), starting with a two-day visit to Yorkshire before heading to London, where its British adventure will come to a close down The Mall with Buckingham Palace as a backdrop.
The 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,656 kilometres including:
. 9 flat stages
. 5 hill stages
. 6 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
. 1 individual time trial stage
. 2 rest days
BEYOND THE BORDERS
After taking off from the United Kingdom for a 20th “Grand Départ” abroad, the Tour de France will also go through Belgium and Spain.