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Tour de France

(June 2002)

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SP
spotlight
Does anyone know if the TDF will be on channelc4 this year....or will i have to rely on EUROSPORT and EuroNews. I really liked c4's coverage - it had good theme music, presenters and graphics
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
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 ??
NW
nwtv
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.
RY
ryan
After what happened to ITV Digital earlier this year, they don't deserve the right to broadcast any sport. I'd much rather see C4 get it but somehow I think Eurosport will be the winner.
BR
Brekkie
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.
BR
Brekkie
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.
NW
nwtv
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. Very Happy

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