Eurosport Highlights for July 2nd – 8th – these can also be found on my Eurosport page (see above). Chris
Highlights this week include: Cycling: LIVE Tour de France
Athletics: LIVE European Athletics Championships
Also on Eurosport…
Motorsport: Cock of the North road race
2-24 July: LIVE Tour de France
This week sees the start of the world’s most prestigious cycling race. Eurosport will have live coverage from every stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France.
Britain’s two-time champion Chris Froome will be one of the favourites heading into the race but comes up against one of the toughest fields in the history of the Tour with two-time winner Alberto Contador, last year’s runner-up Nairo Quintana and Froome’s right-hand man last year Richie Porte, now of BMC racing, all among the peloton. Team Sky will be looking for a strong performance after a disappointing Giro d’Italia which saw Mikel Landa forced to pull out the race after suffering from illness during the first week. Froome will be looking to become the first rider to retain the prestigious Tour de France title since Miguel Indurain in 1995. The signs are good for him after winning a third Criterium du Dauphine title recently – Froome won the Tour de France after both his previous Dauphine successes.
This year’s route comprises of seven flat stages, six hilly stages, five mountain stages including four summit finishes and two individual time-trials. Sprinters like Marcel Kittel, André Greipel and Peter Sagan will have the yellow jersey in their sights on stage one, but the climbers will come out to play as early as stage five, where the first of the mountains appear. Despite not having a foreign start as it has done for the past two years with Yorkshire and Utrecht, the race will venture out of France on three separate occasions in 2016, to Andorra, Spain and Switzerland.
Eurosport’s coverage will include expert analysis from three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond. The recently retired Juan Antonio Flecha will also be part of the Grand Tour coverage following his insightful analysis during this year’s Giro d’Italia. Ashley House will present the daily coverage.
Carlton Kirby will take viewers through the action with cycling legend Sean Kelly alongside him.
Saturday 2 July
1145-1615 LIVE stage one on Eurosport 1 2030-2200 Stage one highlights on Eurosport 1 Sunday 3 July 1300-1615 LIVE stage two on Eurosport 1 2030-2200 Stage two highlights on Eurosport 1 Monday 4 July 1300-1645 LIVE stage three on Eurosport 1 2030-2200 Stage three highlights on Eurosport 1 Tuesday 5 July 1300-1645 LIVE stage four on Eurosport 1 2030-2200 Stage four highlights on Eurosport 1
Wednesday 6 July 1300-1645 LIVE stage five on Eurosport 1 2030-2200 Stage five highlights on Eurosport 1
Thursday 7 July 1300-1645 LIVE stage six on Eurosport 1 2030-2200 Stage six highlights on Eurosport 1
Friday 8 July 1300-1645 LIVE stage seven on Eurosport 1 2030-2200 Stage seven highlights on Eurosport 1
27 June – 10 July: Wimbledon Championships
This year Eurosport is set to serve up LIVE coverage and highlights from the Wimbledon Championships, becoming the only broadcaster to show live coverage of all four Grand Slams in the UK.
A 90-minute round up of the best action from SW19 will be shown daily throughout the tournament at 10pm on Eurosport 1 with the men’s and women’s finals LIVE on Eurosport 2. The studio coverage will be presented by Rob Curling with Greg Rusedski, Richard Krajicek, Henri Leconte and Mark Philippoussis featuring as guests throughout the tournament.
Britain’s Andy Murray will be seeking a third successive Grand Slam final appearance this year as he attempts to recapture the title he won in 2013, while Serena Williams continues her chase for a 22nd Grand Slam title which would see her draw level with Steffi Graf’s Open era record.
Eurosport is the Home of Tennis, broadcasting all four Grand Slam tournaments, the Davis Cup and all five British grass court tournaments.
Saturday 2 July 2200-2330 Day five highlights on Eurosport 1 Sunday 3 July 2200-2330 Day six highlights on Eurosport 1 Monday 4 July 2200-2330 Quarter-final highlights on Eurosport 1 Tuesday 5 July 2200-2330 Quarter-final highlights on Eurosport 1 Wednesday 6 July
2200-2330 Quarter-final highlights on Eurosport 1 Thursday 7 July 2200-2330 Semi-final highlights on Eurosport 1 Friday 8 July 2200-2330 Semi-final highlights on Eurosport 1
6-10 July: Live Athletics European Championships
The European Athletics Championships will be broadcast live and exclusive on Eurosport from the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam.
This is the last major event before the 2016 Rio Olympics and will provide athletes with a chance to fine-tune their performances on one of the biggest stages.
With British track athletes possessing automatic qualification for the Olympics not attending these Championships it will be the turn of field event athletes to occupy the spotlight. Katarina Johnson-Thompson was devastated after her disqualification at the World Championships in Beijing last summer but may have a chance to redeem herself by winning gold in the heptathlon in Amsterdam. Shara Proctor won silver in the long jump in Beijing and will hope to emulate that kind of success here. Martyn Rooney, the reigning European 400m champion, has been given special dispensation by British Athletics to defend his title and will once again be in with a chance of a medal.
World 200m champion Dafne Schippers will be the poster girl for the championships barring injury. The Dutch star holds the European record of 21.63 seconds in the 200m and is the favourite for the gold medal this summer in Rio. Wednesday 6 July 0935-1245 LIVE day one on Eurosport 2 1415-1900 LIVE day one on Eurosport 2 2100-2300 Day one highlights on Eurosport 2 Thursday 7 July 1845-1400 LIVE day two on Eurosport 2 1500-1900 LIVE day two on Eurosport 2 2100-2300 Day two highlights on Eurosport 2 Friday 8 July 1100-1330 LIVE day three on Eurosport 2 1845-2100 LIVE day three on Eurosport 2 2100-2300 Day three highlights on Eurosport 2
Also on Eurosport this week…
Motorsport: Cock of the North road race Sat 2 July 1000-1100 on Eurosport 2
This week Eurosport will broadcast action from English road racing circuit Oliver’s Mount after the Cock of the North continental road race took place in Scarborough.
This year sees the 70th anniversary of motor-racing at Oliver’s Mount, which is renowned for its role in the development of motorbike racing in this country. Dean Harrison, Lee Johnston, Ivan Lintin and Daley Mathison were amongst the riders striving for victory on this 2.43-mile circuit.
Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 are available on Sky, Virgin Media, BT TV and Virgin Media Ireland:
Eurosport 1 Eurosport 2
BT TV 513 | 521 (HD) BT TV 514 | 522 (HD)
Sky 410 (HD) Sky 411 (HD)
Virgin Media 521 | 522 (HD) Virgin Media 525 | 526 (HD)
Virgin Media Ireland 423 | 424 (HD) Virgin Media Ireland 425 | 426 (HD)
Eurosport channels also available online and on mobile via Eurosport Player: www.eurosportplayer.com