British interest in the 2009 Tour de France will be sky-high this year with Isle of Man sprint ace Mark Cavendish attempting to beat his tally of four stage wins at last year’s race.

Garmin-Slipstream Brits Bradley Wiggins and David Millar will also be out to excel in the time trial stages, and perhaps go for the odd breakaway win or two.

With such big interest, coverage of the 2009 Tour on British television is comprehensive, with Eurosport and ITV4 both covering the race with a mixture of live footage and compact highlights shows.

Below we list when you can watch the Tour on TV.

BRITISH EUROSPORT



British Eurosport is covering every stage of the 2009 Tour de France with live broadcasts backed up with evening highlights.

Eurosport will also be showing live coverage of the team presentation in Monaco on Thursday, July 2. All live coverage will be shown in high definition on Eurosport HD, as well as the regular British Eurosport channel.

All times are UK time. Broadcast times may be subject to change.

British Eurosport is available on satellite and cable systems. 


Date

Stage

Live

Highlights
2 July Team Presentation 1700-1830 2130-2230
4 July Stage 1 1430-1900 2315-0015
5 July Stage 2 1215-1630 2045-2155
6 July Stage 3 1300-1700 2100-2200
7 July Stage 4 1300-1730 2100-2155
8 July Stage 5 1300-1700 2105-2155
9 July Stage 6 1300-1645 2055-2150
10 July Stage 7 1230-1645 2100-2155
11 July Stage 8 1100-1700 2045-2145
12 July Stage 9 1130-1630 2100-2155
13 July REST DAY - -
14 July Stage 10 1230-1700 2100-2155
15 July Stage 11 1300-1715 2100-2155
16 July Stage 12 1300-1715 2100-2155
17 July Stage 13 1300-1700 2100-2155
18 July Stage 14 1315-1700 2100-2155
19 July Stage 15 1445-1715 2100-2155
20 July REST DAY - -
21 July Stage 16 1130-1700 2100-2155
22 July Stage 17 1100-1715 2200-2255
23 July Stage 18 1315-1715 2100-2155
24 July Stage 19 1330-1700 2100-2155
25 July Stage 20 1145-1545 2100-2155
26 July Stage 21 1200-1730 2100-2155

ITV4

Full ITV4 Tour de France 2009 schedule to be confirmed.

ITV4 is available on Freeview, satellite and cable systems.

July 2 Greatest Moments 7pm

July 4 Highlights 8pm-9pm

July 5 LIVE 10.50am (60 minutes)

July 5 Highlights 7pm-8pm

July 6 Highlights 7pm-8pm

July 7 Highlights 7pm-8pm

July 8 Start and finish 7pm-8pm 

RELATED LINKS



Tour de France 2009 – Cycling Weekly’s full coverage