Eurosport has covered the Tour de France since 1991 and, after its coverage of the event last year with every minute available, in 2018 every stage will once again be available in its entirety on Eurosport TV and online via the Eurosport Player, eurosport.com and the integrated Eurosport app.
Coverage of the Tour de France on the Eurosport Player will include six additional live camera streams; five motorbike cameras following every move in the peloton, plus a finish line feed. Viewers can also view uninterrupted and advertising free coverage, exclusive Tour de France programming and full catch-up service of every stage.
To support Eurosport’s increased digital offering, a free seven-day trial of the Eurosport Player will be available across Europe throughout the 2018 Tour de France.
In 2018 Eurosport will produce more local coverage of the Tour de France in France, Germany, Sweden, UK and, for the very first time, Poland, receiving dedicated local production of the race and International coverage available in a further 49 markets across Europe.
Eurosport will air more than 100 hours of live coverage during the 21-stage event with Tour de France Extra – a dedicated pre and post stage show – extending the live race coverage with expert analysis and insight. A prime-time highlights show – Tour Today – will dissect each stage in in detail every race day of the Tour.
In another digital enhancement for 2018, Eurosport has teamed-up with 2012 Tour de France winner and cycling legend, Sir Bradley Wiggins, to launch a brand-new podcast show. The four-part series will be broadcast every Monday of the Tour, starting July 9, and available on all major podcast providers. Each episode will also be filmed and available to watch exclusively on eurosport.com.
“The Tour de France is the biggest cycling race in the world and our coverage of this year’s event is bigger than ever before. We’ll have every minute of the race live – on all platforms – with more localised production, more legends of the sport providing expert analysis and more exclusive digital content,” said Emir Osmanbegovic, SVP Sports Content and Production at Eurosport.
“We’re proud of our heritage as the home of cycling and will continue to push the boundaries of broadcasting the sport in Europe, with our digital-first approach giving fans complete control of their viewing experience. If you’re a cycling fan, Eurosport truly is the home of the sport and remains the best place to follow the Tour de France on all platforms and devices at home or on the go.”
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