British Eurosport's cycling coverage increases audience by 15%

Sports channel British Eurosport reports significant increase in number of viewers for key races, including the Tour de France, Vuelta a España, RideLondon and the Classics

Chris Froome and his teammates celebrate during Stage 21 of the 2015 Tour de France

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The number of people watching British Eurosport's coverage of cycling events during 2015 increased by 15 per cent over 2014 figures, the specialist sports broadcaster announced on Thursday.

Viewing figures for the Classics and Grand Tours had all markedly increased in comparison to the same events 12 months previously, with the final stage of the Tour de France viewed by 221,000 people making it the most-watched cycling event on the channel for over a decade.

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