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How to watch the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire, LIVE!

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Saturday 30th April 2016

It’s a super-busy weekend of racing, with two stage races, and over in Yorkshire, the revamped Asda Tour de Yorkshire women’s race, which is on the same day, and exactly the same route, as Stage 2 of the men’s race. And we get to watch it live – including World Champion Lizzie Armitstead racing on her home roads, and Emma Pooley‘s return to the peloton.

The race is being shown on ITV4, where the awesome ex-top sprinter and Wiggle High5 boss Rochelle Gilmore and Ned Boulting are commentating, and on British Eurosport, where I’ll be part of the commentary team with Matt Stephens.  It’s a very early start – the race begins at 08:15 UK BST (09:15 Euro CEST, 3:15am USA EDT, 5:15pm Australian AEST) and is due to finish around 12:10 BST (13:10 CEST, 7:10am EDT, 9:10pm AEST).

TV coverage starts at 08:30am BST on British Eurosport (ES2) and the Eurosport Player, and 10am BST on ITV4, which people in the UK can also watch for free via the ITV Hub.

If you can’t watch the TV, you can follow the race on twitter with the #TdY hashtag, and #WTdY, which is specific to the women’s race, and via the Tour de Yorkshire twitter.  There’s more on their facebook and instagram.

Route details and race timings are on the race website, where you’ll find a lot more information and there’s a startlist here on Cycling Fever.

  1. Ch johnson
    April 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

    They’re not showing women’s race on itv4!

    • Sarah Connolly
      May 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Yeah, what happened is the light aircraft, which was what bounces the signal from motos/helicopters to be broadcast, kept losing power, and the backup plane had problems too – so it wasn’t shown anywhere. Huge disappointment, but I’ll pull together a compilation of the clips we did have

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