The Tour De France will continue to be broadcast live on ITV until 2023 after the network agreed a new multi-year deal for cycling’s greatest showpiece.
ITV has been home to the Tour De France on free-to-air television since 2002 and under the new agreement the channel’s critically acclaimed coverage will continue into its third decade.
As well as live coverage and highlights programmes of the Tour de France, under the deal ITV also has rights to show live coverage of the Tour de Yorkshire, as well as highlights of the Criterium Dauphine and Paris-Nice over the same term.
Commenting on the new deal Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport said:
“ITV4 is firmly established as the home of first class coverage of the Tour de France, one of the most prestigious events in the sporting calendar and we are absolutely delighted to continue offering viewers, free to air, the incredible action and visual feast that this wonderful challenge offers well into the next decade.”
In addition to the Tour de France, ITV’s cycling coverage also includes daily highlights of La Vuelta a Espana, plus coverage of the Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour and the Tour Series on ITV4.
The Tour is also part of ITV’s strong portfolio of live sports rights, which includes FIFA World Cup, European Championship and England football matches, exclusive coverage of British horse racing, the Rugby World Cup, as well as coverage of the Six Nations rugby and French Open tennis.