Well the Tour De France was one of the sports that the ITV Sport Channel had secured the rights to.
Either they've handed those rights back, or it will turn up on ITV2 ??
I heard that the Tour De France will be on both ITV's as highlights were on ITV1 last year so it will be likely that it will have live or better coverage on ITV2, but they also said that most unscreened sport will move to ITV2 like the Rugby 7's.
Without getting into the ITV digital argument, that was one mistake which was going to happen sooner or later, and should not affect the stations ability to show other sport.
Channel 4 wanted to get rid of the Tour De France as there was no time for it due to horse racing and cricket dominating the schedule. When it was on 4 a couple of years ago it was on at 6.30pm some days, it usually got cancelled due to the cricket overun they only time they showed extensive highlights was at 5am!
But ITV came in at last minute and got the highlights to last years coverage, hopefully this years coverage will be better.