This year’s Tour of Britain has one of the best start lists in recent memories, with reigning Grand Tour champions and Tour de France participants rubbing shoulders with the cream of Britain’s domestic talent.

The race begins in Pembrey Country Park, south Wales, on Sunday September 2 and you can watch every stage unfold live in full on ITV4. Eurosport will also be broadcasting around two hours of live footage each day, while both channels will be showing a highlights package once each day’s racing has been wrapped up.

In addition to two riders who featured on this year’s Tour de France’s podium, with Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome riding for Team Sky, the start list includes three-time stage winner Wout Poels (Team Sky) and other general classification contenders like Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing).

Some of the best sprinters in the business will also be on show, with Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) going up against his 2019 replacement at Lotto-Soudal, Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott), while Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) will definitely be looking to add to his two stage wins at the race. Throw in some of the rising stars of British cycling, and it begs the question: why would you watch the Vuelta?

So book the next week off work, and settle in for some fireworks - here’s how and when to watch the 2018 Tour of Britain live on television.

Tour of Britain 2018: TV schedule

Stage 1 – Sunday September 2
LIVE: ITV4 – 10:45am-3:45pm; Eurosport 2 – 1:30pm-3:30pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 8pm-9pm; Eurosport 1 – 5pm-7pm

Stage 2 – Monday September 3
LIVE: ITV4 – 10:45am-3:45pm; Eurosport 1 – 1:30pm-3:30pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 8pm-9pm; Eurosport 1 – 8pm-9:30pm

Stage 3 – Tuesday September 4
LIVE: ITV4 – 11:15am-3:15pm; Eurosport 2 – 1:30pm-3:30pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 8pm-9pm; Eurosport 1 – 5pm-7pm

Stage 4 – Wednesday September 5
LIVE: ITV4 – 10:15am-4pm; Eurosport 2 – 1:30pm-3:45pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 8pm-9pm; Eurosport 1 – 5pm-7pm

Stage 5 – Thursday September 6
LIVE: ITV4 – 12:45pm-2:45pm; Eurosport 2 – 1pm-2:30pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 8pm-9pm; Eurosport 1 – 4:30pm-6pm

Stage 6 – Friday September 7
LIVE: ITV4 – 10:45am-3:45pm; Eurosport 2 – 1:30pm-3:30pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 8pm-9pm; Eurosport 1 – 5:05pm-7pm

Stage 7 – Saturday September 8
LIVE: ITV4 – 10:25am-4:15pm; Eurosport 2 – TBC
Highlights: ITV4 – 8pm-9pm; Eurosport 1 – 5pm-7pm

Stage 8 – Sunday September 9
LIVE: ITV4 – 3:15pm-5:30pm
Highlights: ITV4 – 8pm-9pm; Eurosport 1 – 5pm-7pm