ITV4 will be showing daily live coverage of the 2011 Tour de France from Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 24.

Live coverage of each stage takes place throughout the afternoon on Freeview, satellite and cable channel ITV4.

Highlights will be shown after every stage between 7-8pm on ITV4, and will also be available on the channel’s internet catch-up service, ITV Player.

In addition to its Tour coverage, ITV4 will also be showing Chasing Legends on Thursday July 14 (8-10pm) and Sunday July 17 (4.30-6.30pm). The film follows the HTC-Columbia team through the 2009 Tour de France, where Mark Cavendish won six stages.

Times quoted are British time. Schedule may be subject to change.

Stage Date From To Length ITV4 LIVE
Stage 1 Sat, Jul 2 Passage du Gois La Barre de Monts Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers 191.5km 12.00noon-4.30pm
Stage 2 Sun, Jul 3 Les Essarts Les Essarts 23km TTT 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 3 Mon, Jul 4 Olonne sur Mer Redon 198km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 4 Tues, Jul 5 Lorient Mûr-de-Bretagne 172.5km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 5 Weds, Jul 6 Carhaix Cap Fréhel 164.5km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 6 Thurs, Jul 7 Dinan Lisieux 226.5km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 7 Fri, Jul 8 Le Mans Châteauroux 218km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 8 Sat, Jul 9 Aigurande Super-Besse Sancy 189km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 9 Sun, Jul 10 Issoire Saint-Flour 208km 2.00pm-5.00pm
REST Mon, Jul 11 Le Lioran Cantal
Stage 10 Tues, Jul 12 Aurillac Carmaux 158km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 11 Weds, Jul 13 Blaye-les-Mines Lavaur 167.5km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 12 Thurs, Jul 14 Cugnaux Luz-Ardiden 211km 12.00noon-4.30pm
Stage 13 Fri, Jul 15 Pau Lourdes 152.5km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 14 Sat, Jul 16 Saint-Gaudens Plateau de Beille 168.5km 11.00am-4.30pm
Stage 15 Sun, Jul 17 Limoux Montpellier 192.5km 2.00pm-4.30pm
REST Mon, Jul 18 Département de la Drôme
Stage 16 Tues, Jul 19 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux Gap 162.5km 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 17 Weds, Jul 20 Gap Pinerolo 179km 1.15pm-4.30pm
Stage 18 Thurs, Jul 21 Pinerolo Galibier – Serre Chevalier 200.5km 1.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 19 Fri, Jul 22 Modane Valfréjus Alpe-d’Huez 109.5km 1.30pm-5.00pm
Stage 20 Sat, Jul 23 Grenoble Grenoble 42.5km ITT 2.00pm-4.30pm
Stage 21 Sun, Jul 24 Créteil Paris Champs-Élysées 95km 1.30pm-4.30pm

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Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

  • Pete Hodge

    In a year of football, Olympics and Tennis etc, it will be wonderful to have some real sport, as the best cyclists in the world take on the ‘Tour.’ The TV schedule looks great, I’ll be spending my afternoons in front of the TV.

  • Robin Olley

    I have a question. Can you tell me how I can buy the DVD of the tour covered by ITV showing the various places and buildings of interest set to music.

    Robin Olley

  • alan madhatter coventry

    thanks thanks and thanks again for super coverage . cav deducted 20pts from green jersey thats harsh how did the others riders get punished please explain

  • lynn

    Hi I’m watching the tour in Australia and Phil Liggett is doing the commentary for SBS. He must have to change his shirts a lot as when hes doing a piece to camera he’s even wearing the SBS shirt not a channel 4 one!! Coverage over here is on very late at night and the highlights only on for half an hour in the evenings….. missing channel 4 coverage. Also its all about Cadel here and any of the ozzies not very balanced.

  • Ken Bainbridge

    Dear Sir,
    impressed by the coverage of the Tour by the team , but in future the cyclists need more protection to road race without impedience by intruding cars amongst the race itself. No unauthorised cars are allowed on the race route itself so why are rogue drivers allowed to impede the impetus of the competive speed of the Tour, as an avid spectator of bike racing I would like to see severe penalties and more protection on the rolling road for the cyclists that give us all ,every year so much satisfaction.
    Please print this as a catalyst for more awareness to our sporting heros. at present Jonny Hoogerland needs a medal to-day , not just a jersey !!!
    ken bainbridge

  • Ann Clack

    Fantastic to be able to watch the Tour de France 2011. Many thanks to all the commentators – wonderful coverage! Highlight of my day!

  • Mike Robinson

    The Tour is better than ever. However, my wife worked in France and I in Belgium. We sit and follow the tour on our French maps. It would be so helpful to both of us if Phil could put a name on the screen of an area or a town where the Tour is passing through. We sometimes have difficulty with his French accent.

    Thanks for a wondersful programme,

    Mike Robinson

  • Mauhum

    I’m the same as Paul. I live in France, speak French fluently, but prefer the coverage on ITV4 (ITV Player on the internet)

  • Roger Norton

    Sitting on the roadside quaffing cold beer watching ‘The Tour’ fly past is great but this year I will be happy to sit in my armchair quaffing cold beer watching ‘The Tour’ on ITV4.

    If the schedule for coverage on ITV4 is carried through then us, ‘couch potatoes’, are in for a treat.

  • Badger

    We need the evening highlights show – its bad enough in July as it is, I never get anything done.

    I trust CW will be doing the usual live chats for some of the key stages ? Not too many – I cant write off too many afternoons at work

  • arronski

    Chasing Legends is well worth a look !

    But i will be glued to eurosport. i like to watch the whole stage live !

  • sportivephoto

    Love the way they now have rest days on Mondays to fit in with Cycling Weekly press days, they were not always this accommodating in the past.

  • Paul Foulkes

    Fantastic to see full live coverage. Even though I live in France (and speak French fluently ) I find the UK coverage ( commentary ) better. It is much more informative and the team at ITV 4 is excellent, assuming it will be the same team.
    Will there be any evening coverage as well ? as we won’t be able to spend every afternoon infront of the tele!!