TG4 has announced details of its exclusive live television coverage of the time-shifted Tour de France 2020 which gets underway this weekend.

The stations live coverage of the Tour begins on Saturday morning with coverage from the Le Course Women’s Tour de France event.

All three weeks of the Tour will be broadcast live on TG4 through to the final stage on the Champs-Élysées on Sunday 20 September.

There will be an average of five hours of live coverage each day as well as a daily half-hour highlights programme every night at 9 pm that will include all the action from the days racing as well as previews, results and interviews.

The Tour will also be broadcast live on the TG4 Player on and the website will also offer updates, statistics and other Tour data.

Watching sport on TG4 is a great way to brush up on any Irish you have but as non Gaelgoirs will testify, the story on the screen often tells itself as well.

Commentary will be provided by Páidí Ó Lionáird and Pádraic Ó Cuinn.

The 2020 Tour de France will be the 107th edition of the Tour, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours. Originally scheduled to start on 27 June 2020, it was postponed until 29 August due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France.

Sam Bennet, Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche are all expected to compete.  Martin won stages in 2013 and 2018 and is said to be ambitious for more as leader of team Israel Start Up Nation. The Irish riders have a further seven stage wins between than across the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta, the other two Grand Tours.

Updated 28th August