Roll up! Roll up! The summer’s sporting carnival is in full swing and with Virgin TV you’ve got the best seat in the house. Over the next seven days, you can roar on the world’s best cyclists, gasp at the globe’s top golfers and cricketers, and marvel at the skills of the best football team you’ve never heard of. And that’s not all. As an extra-special summer treat, we’re making MUTV – Manchester United’s official TV channel – available to watch at no extra cost from 1-14 July. Well, don’t just sit there. On your marks, get set, go and feast on Virgin TV’s incredible array of sporting action.
From Saturday, 2pm, ITV 4/HD (CH 118/178) + 1.45pm, Eurosport 1/HD (CH 523/521)
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the biggest road cycling race of them all? The answer is the Tour de France, and for most of July Britain’s Chris Froome will be going all out to win his third consecutive Yellow Jersey. The battle begins this Saturday with a thrilling 13km dash around the German city of Düsseldorf.
Sunday, 12.45pm, BT Sport 2/HD (CH 532/528)
Talking of intense tussles, this year’s MotoGP™ World Riders’ Championship is an absolute thriller, with Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso and Spain’s Maverick Viñales, Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa all in the hunt for the title. Of the four pace-setters, Márquez will be the happiest to see Germany’s ultra-quick Sachsenring circuit – the three-time World Riders’ Champion has won the last four MotoGP™ races held on this track.
From Thursday, 9.30am, Sky Sports 1/HD (CH 511/501) + Sky Sports 4/HD (CH 514/504)
The world’s top golfers hit Europe for the first of four big-money events in a row. This week, the 2017 HNA Open de France offers a prize fund of $7,000,000 and features two-time major winner Martin Kaymer, world number eight Alex Noren and Spanish sensation Jon Rahm. But that’s not all. It’s also your chance to check out 2018 Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National.
Friday + Sunday, 1.55pm, Sky Sports 3/HD (CH 513/503)
Get ready for power plays, reverse sweeps and improvised sixes when two of cricket’s limited overs specialists face off in the third and fourth matches of a tantalising ODI series. The form of world-class off-spinner Sunil Narine will be crucial to the West Indies’ hopes, while all Indian eyes will be on the mercurial Virat Kohli.
Sunday, 12.30pm, Sky Sports 5/HD (CH 515/505)
Guangzhou Evergrande are the best football team you’ve never heard of. Not only have they won six consecutive Chinese Super League titles, but they’re also top of this year’s table. So what’s their secret? Simple. They’ve got ex-Chelsea and Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari in the dugout, ex-Tottenham star Paulinho in midfield and former Atlético Madrid striker Jackson Martínez up front. This week “Big Phil” and his boys take on a Tianjin Quanjian side featuring Belgian star Axel Witsel and Brazillian goal-grabber Alexandre Pato.
From 1-14 July, MUTV (CH 526) available to all on Virgin TV
Love Manchester United? In need of a summer footy fix? Then you’re in luck. Ahead of the Reds’ pre-season tour of the USA, Ireland and Norway, Virgin TV is teaming up with MUTV to help you get closer to the world’s biggest club. How you may ask? By giving you MUTV at no extra cost from 1-14 July. Tune in for documentaries, interviews with club legends, classic highlights and that all-important summer transfer news before the pre-season tour starts on 15 July.
Watch on the go
Virgin TV customers who subscribe to Sky Sports can watch on the Sky Sports app, anywhere in the UK with a WiFi or data connection. Not only will you be able to take your Sky packages with you, but you get in-depth sports coverage, as well as exclusive videos and interviews. And, also on iPad, you can access extra features, including Sky Sports’ cutting-edge second-screen functions.
Upgrading to Sky Sports is now easier than ever!
Don’t have Sky Sports? You can upgrade to our Sky Sports collections online, just log in to your My VM account here and follow the instructions. Or you can do it straight from your TV through TiVo®, VHD or V+ box, find out how here.