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How to watch Tour de France: Live stream free from anywhere

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Tadej Pogacar races on his bike during the 2024 Tour de France, with a mountain in the background.Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates races during stage 4 of the 2024 Tour de France cycling race.

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The 2024 Tour de France is officially underway for the 111th time, and the competition is starting to heat up. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about how to watch the Tour de France, including global free streaming options.

The race kicked off this year in Italy, but the riders are now cycling through France, with a third of the competition officially done. The race consists of 21 stages spread across 23 days, with each leg of the competition bringing its own set of challenges. The rider with the shortest combined times will be crowned victor in Nice, France, on July 21.

Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar, who won the Tour de France in 2020 and 2021, currently leads the race. He’s on a hot streak following a May first-place victory at the Giro d’Italia (the first of the three annual Grand Tour races). Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard, who won the Tour de France in 2022 and 2023 but suffered a major crash earlier this year, is currently ranking third, trailing behind Belgian cyclist Remco Evenepoel. 

Below, we’ve outlined all of the ways you can live stream the Tour de France. We’ll keep this page updated with start times for every stage of the tournament.

How to watch Tour de France: quick links

How to watch Tour de France in the UK

The Tour de France will air daily on ITV4 in the UK, which means that it’s available to live stream for free through ITVX. This English-language option only requires account creation to use and comes with access to tons of other live sports and TV options.

How to watch Tour de France in France

In France, the Tour de France will live stream on France.TV. This is a free French-language option that you just need to make an account to use.

How to watch Tour de France in Australia

The Tour de France live streams are free on SBS in Australia. This is another English-language streaming option that only requires you to create a free account to watch. 

How to watch Tour de France in the US

All stages of the Tour de France will live stream on Peacock in the US. Occasionally, the race will be simulcast on NBC, including stages 8, 14, and 20. Peacock subscriptions start at $5.99 a month and will also cover you for the Olympics, which begin later in July.

How to watch Tour de France from anywhere

You can still access the free streams via VPN if you’ll be outside of the UK, France, Australia, or any of the options outlined above during any part of the race. Short for virtual private networks, VPNs allow people to temporarily change their device’s virtual location so that they can access their usual websites from anywhere. VPNs are especially popular among people looking to boost their online privacy and keep up with all their apps while traveling abroad.

Our go-to recommendation is ExpressVPN since it’s beginner-friendly and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Check out our ExpressVPN review for additional details, and keep reading to learn how to use a VPN.

How to watch Tour de France with a VPN

  • Sign up for a VPN if you don’t already have one.
  • Install it on the device you’re using to watch the race.
  • Turn it on and set it to the location of the streaming service.
  • Go to ITVX (UK), France.TV (France) or SBS (Australia) and create a login if necessary.
  • Enjoy the Tour de France.

Note: The use of VPNs is illegal in certain countries, and using VPNs to access region-locked streaming content might constitute a breach of the terms of use for certain services. Insider does not endorse or condone the illegal use of VPNs.

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