TG4 has announced details of its exclusive live television coverage of Tour de France 2020, the most famous cycling race in the world.
The stations live coverage of the Tour begins on Saturday morning with coverage from the Le Course Women’s Tour de France event.
All three weeks of the Tour will be broadcast live on TG4 (see times below) from Saturday 29 August to the final stage on the Champs-Élysées on Sunday 20 September.
There will be an average of five hours of live coverage each day as well as a daily half hour highlights programme every night at 9pm that will include all the action from the days racing as well as previews, results and interviews.
Commentary will be provided by Páidí Ó Lionáird and Pádraic Ó Cuinn.
The Tour will also be broadcast live on the TG4 Player on www.tg4.tv and the website will also offer updates, statistics and other Tour data.
The 2020 Tour de France is scheduled to be the 107th edition of the Tour, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours. Originally scheduled to start on 27 June 2020, it was postponed until 29 August due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France.
– Live coverage of each Stage from Saturday 29 August onwards.
– Daily half-hour highlights programme each night at 9pm
– Live coverage on the TG4 Player on www.tg4.tv
– The 7th edition of La Course Women’s Tour de France will take place on Saturday morning on a 96-kilometre course with the start and finish in Nice. Coverage begins on TG4 at 9am.
COVERAGE ON TG4 – Tour de France
DATES STAGE DISTANCE CITIES TG4 COVERAGE BEGINS
Saturday 29 August La Course 96 km La Course – Women’s Tour de France Cycling Race – Venue: NICE 9am to 11.50am
Saturday 29 August 1 156 km NICE MOYEN PAYS to NICE 12.50pm
Sunday 30 August 2 186 km NICE HAUT PAYS to NICE 11.50am
Monday 31 August 3 198 km NICE to SISTERON 11.00am
Tuesday 1 September 4 160.5 km SISTERON to ORCIÈRES-MERLETTE 12.15pm
Wednesday 2 Sept 5 183.5 km GAP to PRIVAS 12.00pm
Thursday 3 September 6 191 km LE TEIL to MONT AIGOUAL 10.50am
Friday 4 September 7 168 km MILLAU to LAVAUR 12.15pm
Saturday 5 September 8 141 km CAZÈRES-SUR-GARONNE to LOUDENVIELLE 12.20pm
Sunday 6 September 9 153.5 km PAU to LARUNS 11.05am
Monday 7 September REST DAY – LA ROCHELLE / CHARENTE-MARITIME
Tuesday 8 September 10 168.5 km ILE D’OLÉRON Le Château-d’Oléron to ILE DE RÉ Saint-Martin-de-Ré 12.20pm
Wednesday 9 Sept 11 167.5 km CHÂTELAILLON-PLAGE to POITIERS 12.15pm
Thursday 10 Sept 12 218 km CHAUVIGNY to SARRAN Corrèze 10.40am
Friday 11 September 13 191.5 km CHÂTEL-GUYON to PUY MARY Cantal 10.40am
Saturday 12 September 14 194 km CLERMONT-FERRAND to LYON 11.55am
Sunday 13 September 15 174.5 km LYON to GRAND COLOMBIER 11.15am
Monday 14 Sept REST DAY – GRENOBLE / ISERE
Tuesday 15 September 16 164 km LA TOUR-DU-PIN to VILLARD-DE-LANS 11.55am
Wednesday 16 Sept 17 170 km GRENOBLE to MÉRIBEL Col de la Loze 11.05am
Thursday 17 Sept 18 167.5 km MÉRIBEL to LA ROCHE-SUR-FORON 10.55am
Friday 18 September 19 166.5 km BOURG-EN-BRESSE to CHAMPAGNOLE 12.20pm
Saturday 19 Sept 20 36.5 km LURE > LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES (Individual Time Trial) 11.50am
Sunday 20 September 21 122.5 km MANTES-LA-JOLIE to PARIS CHAMPS-ELYSÉES 2.35pm