Eurosport to Broadcast Tour de France 2012 in Asia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 29 June 2012

Eurosport is to provide one of the most comprehensive broadcasts of the Tour de France in history, with over 80 hours of LIVE and prime-time viewing.

Eurosport's telecast of the great race will include broadcast of the prologue and all 20 stages LIVE across Asia from 30 June to 22 July 2012, including coverage of the not-to-be missed famous winner's stage along the Champs Elyses in Paris on Sunday, 22 July, as well the traditional team presentation today - Friday, 29 June.

In addition to the in-race coverage, Eurosport will provide daily previews and reviews from the start and finish line, access to behind the scenes as well as up to the minute reporting from each stage.

The 99th staging of the tour, which starts in Liege in Belgium on Saturday, 30 June, will wind 3,497km through the French countryside, encompassing four mid-mountain stages, five high mountain stages and two individual time trials.

When asked to comment on this year's Tour de France, Deputy General Secretary of the Hong Kong Cycling Association, two-time Olympic cyclist and Eurosport TV commentator Hung Chung Yam said, "This is one of the toughest races on the cycling calendar and always has great stories that show exactly how hard this event is. This year is no different and I know every team, every rider will be looking forward to the start and finish of each stage of the race. Being the pinnacle of the cycling year, I want all amateur cyclists in Hong Kong to take note that these professional cyclists all wear helmets when riding in the Tour de France. I implore all cyclists in Hong Kong to adopt helmet wearing too!"

Eurosport's broadcast of the prologue and all 20 stages of the race LIVE will commence nightly (Hong Kong time) in the Asia region. A replay of each of the stages will be screened the following day in the afternoon.

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