Tour of Britain 2017: Which TV channel is showing the whole race live?

For the first time ever ITV4 will be showing each stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, as well as rounding up the race with an hour long highlights show each evening.

The Tour of Britain in Edinburgh

Television coverage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain has steadily improved in the last few years but 2017 will be the first time that ITV4 has screened all eight stages from start to finish in their entirety. Brilliant for us cycling fans but perhaps less so for our employers as we surreptitiously stream the action at our desks!


ITV4 actually celebrates broadcasting the Tour of Britain for 10 years this year – it’s shown daily highlights since 2008, and started live coverage of the last few hours of each stage in 2012. Coverage, with Matt Barbet and Yanto Barker starts at 10:15 on Sunday, September the 3rd, with the 190km stage one from Edinburgh to Kelso. 

This year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which finishes in Cardiff on September the 10th, looks likely to favour sprinters which bodes well for Mark Cavendish if he recovers from the injuries sustained at the Tour de France. Also riding are recently crowned European Champion Alexander Kristoff, World Time Trial Champion Tony Martin and Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski.  Geraint Thomas has also announced that he’ll take part now that broken bits have mended.

The September issue of Cycling Plus is on sale now and includes a free Tour of Britain guide! You’ll also be able to get up-to-date coverage of the race on!

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