Tour de France

Eurosport's Jonathan Edwards discusses doping scandals, keeping fit and the Giro d'Italia

Jonathan Edwards in St Moritz (Credit: Eurosport)

Edwards, who set the triple jump world record in 1995 with a distance of 18.29 metres, says “it doesn’t seem right or fair” that his astonishing feat should be erased from the record books.

Away from athletics, Edwards has been preparing for his next major career move, as he takes on hosting duties for Eurosport’s live cycling coverage, part of the broadcaster’s exclusive deal for him to be its lead presenter for flagship sports programming.

Sky launch virtual reality app

The first version of the app, available for anyone to download for free, showcases a range of 360 videos from Sky and their partners.

Some transport viewers inside popular films, such as Suicide Squad and The Martian, while others invite viewers behind the scenes of iconic sports events such as Formula One and the Tour De France. A Sky News documentary titled Calais: The Jungle, will take viewers to the centre of the refugee crisis.

Sky has also announced two new virtual reality experiences which will become available via the app in the future.

Sky releases Tour de France prep in Virtual Reality

Footage of the Sky Team was shot over a training day in Monaco and during the Tour of Romandie in Switzerland, two major preparations before the French competition in July.

The interactive video was released yesterday on Facebook. Three minutes in length, the film features 360º views of the team training on static bikes as well as interviews, and footage of the stage race in Switzerland.