Chris Froome rolls out as favourite for the 2018 Tour de France when the race begins on Saturday July 7 and you can watch every stage unfold live on either Eurosport or ITV.

With close to five hours’ live action every day you can watch every twist and turn as the battle for the yellow jersey unfolds with a varied first week offering potential for some early shake-ups before the big climbs arrive after the first rest day.

super-strong start list includes all of Froome’s traditional rivals – Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali and Tom Dumoulin among them – while former team-mates Richie Porte and Mikel Landa are also GC threats.

Mark Cavendish will be bidding for glory in the sprints, meanwhile, hoping to put an injury-hit 18 months behind him as he tries to close in on Eddy Merckx’s record 34 stage wins in the race.

So grab the TV remote and settle in – here’s when to watch the 2018 Tour de France live.

Tour de France 2018: Live TV schedule

Stage 1 – Saturday July 7
LIVE: ITV 4 – 9.30am-3.15pm; Eurosport 1 – 9.30am-3.15pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 2 – Sunday July 8
LIVE: ITV 4 – 12pm-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 12pm-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 3 – Monday July 9
LIVE: ITV 4 – 1.45pm-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 2pm-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 4 – Tuesday July 10
LIVE: ITV 4 – 12pm-5.15pm; Eurosport 1 – 11.45am-5.15pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 5 – Wednesday July 11
LIVE: ITV 4 – 11.15am-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 11am-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 6 – Thursday July 12
LIVE: ITV 4 – 12pm-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 12pm-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 7 – Friday July 13
LIVE: ITV 4 – 11am-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 11am-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 8 – Saturday July 14
LIVE: ITV 4 – 10.30am-3pm; Eurosport 1 – 10.30am-3pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 9 – Sunday July 15
LIVE: ITV 4 – 11.30am-3pm; Eurosport 1 – 11.30am-3pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Rest Day One – Monday July 16

Stage 10 – Tuesday July 17
LIVE: ITV 4 – 9.30am-5.30pm; Eurosport 1 – 9.30am-5.30pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 11 – Wednesday July 18
LIVE: ITV 4 – 12.45pm-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 12.45pm-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 12 – Thursday July 19
LIVE: ITV 4 – 11am-5.15pm; Eurosport 1 – 11am-5.15pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 13 – Friday July 20
LIVE: ITV 4 – 12.30pm-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 12.30pm-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – 7pm-8.30pm

Stage 14 – Saturday July 21
LIVE: ITV 4 – 12pm-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 12pm-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – TBC

Stage 15 – Sunday July 22
LIVE: ITV 4 – 12pm-5.15pm; Eurosport 1 – 12pm-5.15pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – TBC

Rest Day Two – Monday July 23

Stage 16 – Tuesday July 24
LIVE: ITV 4 – 10.15am-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 10.15am-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – TBC

Stage 17 – Wednesday July 25
LIVE: ITV 4 – 2pm-5pm; Eurosport 1 – 2pm-5pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – TBC

Stage 18 – Thursday July 26
LIVE: ITV 4 – 12.45pm-5.15pm; Eurosport 1 – 12.45pm-5.15pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – TBC

Stage 19 – Friday July 27
LIVE: ITV 4 – 11am-5.15pm; Eurosport 1 – 11am-5.15pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – TBC

Stage 20 – Saturday July 28
LIVE: ITV 4 – 10.45am-4.45pm; Eurosport 1 – 10.45am-4.45pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 7pm-8pm; Eurosport 1 – TBC

Stage 21 – Sunday July 29
LIVE: ITV 4 – 3.30pm-7pm; Eurosport 1 – 3.30pm-7pm
Highlights: ITV – 9pm-10pm; Eurosport 1 – TBC