2018 Abu Dhabi Tour TV Coverage and Schedule

Source: ADSC 2/17/2018 12:00:00 AM Share this:

The host broadcaster, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, will again be offering its audience in the UAE and the whole MENA region the complete live coverage of each stage to ensure that fans don’t miss a moment – from the riders' lining up at the start of each day's stage to the finish line – with both Arabic and English commentary. In addition, special studio shows are planned for before and after each stage, with an international cycling expert providing deep analysis of each day’s racing.

For the International Feed, two hours live from each stage will be produced.

Eurosport, reaching 69 territories overall, will broadcast every stage live on its Asia Pacific channel, while the cycling fans of the Old Continent will be able to follow the race on Eurosport 2.

The one and only WorldTour race in the Middle East will also be shown on the European free-to-air screens of RAI Sport in Italy and La chaîne L'Équipe in France, with the latter broadcasting all stages live.

Special insights direct from Abu Dhabi will also be part of the enriched coverage broadcast by Kwese Sports live to the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa with the sole exception of South Africa, where the race will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

ESPN will distribute highlights of the race in 40 territories thanks to its channels in Brazil, the Caribbeans and South America, with commentary in Portuguese, English and Spanish respectively; the latter version will include on-site reports from the race.

North American cycling fans in the USA and Canada will be able to watch every stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour live on fuboTV, while in Mexico and Central America the official footage from the race will be broadcast on TDN screens.

Moving eastwards, the live coverage of each stage will also be available in New Zealand, thanks to Sky Sports, and in Japan on the streaming platform DAZN.

TV SCHEDULE
Wednesday 21 February - Stage 1 - AL FAHIM STAGE: Medinat Zayed-Adnoc School (189km)

  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 1 (Arabic) 11:30-17:00 GST (LIVE)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 6 (English) 11:30-17:00 GST (LIVE)
  • Eurosport 2 19:00-20:00 CET (Delayed)
  • Eurosport Asia Pacific 12:00-14:00 CET (LIVE)
  • Rai Sport / Rai Sport +HD 14:45-16:45 CET (Delayed)
  • La chaîne L'Équipe 12:00-14:00 CET (LIVE)
  • ESPN 13:00-15:00 CAT (LIVE)
  • SuperSport SS6 13:00-15:00 CAT (LIVE)
  • fubo.TV 06:00-08:00 EST (LIVE)
  • DAZN 20:00-22:00 JST (LIVE)
  • SKY Sport NZ 1 24:00-02:00 NZST (LIVE)

Thursday 22 February - Stage 2 - YAS ISLAND STAGE: Yas Mail-Yas Beach (154km) 

  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 1 (Arabic) 12:30-16:00 GST (LIVE)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 6 (English) 12:30-16:00  GST (LIVE)
  • Eurosport 2 19:00-20:00 CET (Delayed)
  • Eurosport Asia Pacific 10:45-12:45 CET (LIVE)
  • Rai Sport / Rai Sport +HD  16:30-18:30 CET (Delayed)
  • La chaîne L'Équipe 10:45-12:45 CET (LIVE)
  • Kwese Sport 1 11:45-13:30 CAT (LIVE)
  • SuperSport SS6 11:45-13:30 CAT (LIVE)
  • fubo.TV 04:45-06:45 EST (LIVE)
  • DAZN 18:45-20:45 JST (LIVE)
  • SKY Sport NZ 1 22:45-00:45 NZST (LIVE)

Friday 23 February - Stage 3 - NATION TOWERS STAGE: Nation Towers-Big Flag (133km)

  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 1 (Arabic) 13:00-17:00 GST (LIVE)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 6 (English) 13:00-17:00 GST (LIVE)
  • Eurosport 2 19:00-20:00 CET (Delayed)
  • Rai Sport / Rai Sport +HD  16:30-18:30 CET (Delayed)
  • La chaîne L'Équipe 12:00-14:00 CET (LIVE)
  • Kwese Sport 1 13:00-15:00 CAT (LIVE)
  • SuperSport SS6 13:00-15:00 CAT (LIVE)
  • fubo.TV 06:00-08:00 EST (LIVE)
  • DAZN 20:00-22:00 JST (LIVE)
  • SKY Sport NZ 1 24:00-02:00 NZST (LIVE)

Saturday 24 February - Stage 4 - AL MARYAH ISLAND STAGE: Al Maryah Island-Al Maryah Island (Individual Time Trial, 12.6km)

  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 1 (Arabic) 12:45-16:30 GST (LIVE)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 6 (English) 12:45-16:30 GST (LIVE)
  • Eurosport 2 12:00-13:00 CET (LIVE)
  • Eurosport Asia Pacific 11:00-13:00 CET (LIVE)
  • Rai Sport  / Rai Sport +HD 17:00-19:00 CET (Delayed)
  • La chaîne L'Équipe 11:00-13:00 CET (LIVE)
  • Kwese Sport 1 12:00-14:00 CAT (LIVE)
  • SuperSport SS6 12:00-14:00 CAT (LIVE)
  • fubo.TV 05:00-07:00 EST (LIVE)
  • DAZN 19:00-21:00 JST (LIVE)
  • SKY Sport NZ 3 23:00-01:00 NZST (LIVE)

Sunday 25 February - Stage 5 - ABU DHABI AIRPORTS STAGE: Qasr Al Muwaiji-Jabel Hafeet (199km)

  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 1 (Arabic) 11:00-17:00 GST (LIVE)
  • Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 6 (English) 11:00-17:00 GST (LIVE)
  • Eurosport 2 12:30-14:00 CET (LIVE)
  • Eurosport Asia Pacific 12:00-14:00 CET (LIVE)
  • Rai Sport  / Rai Sport +HD 15:30-17:30 CET (Delayed)
  • La chaîne L'Équipe 12:00-14:00 CET (LIVE)
  • Kwese Sport 1 13:00-15:00 CAT (LIVE)
  • SuperSport SS6 13:00-15:00 CAT (LIVE)
  • fubo.TV 06:00-08:00 EST (LIVE)
  • DAZN 20:00-22:00 JST (LIVE)
  • SKY Sport NZ 2 24:00-02:00 NZST (LIVE)