It's July 3rd and tomorrow the biggest cycling (read sporting) event of the year kicks off, the Tour de France. You will be able to follow the Tour on ITV with both live cycling and highlights (mainly the latter I believe) and on digital you can catch live cycling on Eurosport.
We'd also recommend keeping the Eurosport France video page and the France2.tv page bookmarked. The feeds are popular, so they tend to work only intermittently, but the French networks are usually more reliable than those from Italy or Germany.
MapMyRide.com also has interactive maps of the Tour de France that anyone can download and ride. MapMyRide is also running a contest that lets you measure your own performance on your local roads against the actual stages the pros are riding each day in France.
Want to know what is happening to your favourite riders and teams throughout the day, then head over to Twitter:
- Lance Armstrong of Team Astana: @lancearmstrong
- Levi Leipheimer of Team Astana: @Levi_Leipheimer
- Cadel Evans of Silence-Lotto: @cadelofficial
- Dave Zabriskie of Team Garmin-Slipstream: @dzabriskie
- Christian Vande Velde of Team Garmin-Slipstream: @ChristianVDV
- George Hincapie of Team Columbia-High Road: @ghincapie
- Johan Bruyneel, Manager of Team Astana: @JohanBruyneel
- Team Garmin-Slipstream's official feed: @TeamSlipstream
- Team Astana's official feed: @TeamAstana
And finally if you fancy a flutter, why not try these out:
If you're the wagering type, you can bet on stage winners or overall winners in each category (GC, KOM, Points and young rider) on most major sports betting sites. Stick to the reputable ones like Sportbet and Pinnaclesports.com.