Gary Imlach, now a fully-blooded afficiando of pro cycle sport, is to produce a history slot for ITV's coverage of the centenary Tour de France. The ITV2 coverage will be in primetime, with a repeat on ITV1 late at night.

ITV’s Tour de France coverage will include history features by ascerbic Imlach

Brian Venner’s VTV will again be in charge of ITV’s Tour de France coverage.

Each night there’s a one hour highlights programme at 7pm on ITV2, available on £99 Freeview set-top boxes, with the same programme being repeated at about 11pm on the terrestial ITV1.

ITV1 is also to screen live shows on Sunday afternoons, beginning Sunday 6th July.

The main presenters will be Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen. There will also be contributions from Beverley Turner and Ned Boulting.

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