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July 1, 2014updated 22 Sep 2016 11:36am

5 ways to stay up to date with the Tour de France

Go for yellow with these handy tips.

By Vinod

The 101st Tour de France gets underway in Yorkshire this Saturday, marking the second time that the world’s biggest bike race has started in England. Following three stages across the country, culminating in a sprint finish on the Mall on Monday, the race will depart for its usual homeland, leaving us British fans with just the television coverage to satisfy. Here are some of the best ways you can keep up with the action.

ITV Player

ITV Player

ITV has continued its relationship with the Tour with coverage of every stage on ITV4 and selected stages on ITV1. If you can’t get to a television, though, ITV’s Player app is available to download on Android, iOS or Windows Phone devices. You’ll also be able to catch up with previous stages and access the channel’s wealth of background coverage and analysis.


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Available in a variety of languages, the race’s official website offers a wealth of information on results, rider profiles and upcoming stages. It will also provide live text commentary along with GPS tracking, and includes coverage of highlights and analysis of the race along with preview videos of upcoming stages.

Eurosport Player


Eurosport also carries live coverage and highlights of every stage of this year’s race, and is available to all Virgin Media, Sky and BT Sport customers. Alongside live text commentary online, the channel’s Player application will also be showing the race, and is available for mobile, tablet and connected TV in up to 40 countries, costing £3.99/month.

TDF app

Official Tour de France app

The race’s official companion app, set to launch this week, lets cycling fans to stay up to date with the Tour as it unfolds. Along with rankings and live minute-by-minute race updates, the app, available for iOS and Android devices, also offers real time GPS tracking, highlight videos, photos, rider profiles and more.



The Tour also has its own dedicated DailyMotion website showcasing the best videos from this year’s race, as well as snippets from years gone by. The site offers highlights, interviews, analysis, and much more in a variety of languages which should keep fans entertained throughout the three weeks.


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