How to watch the Tour de France 2019 live

Our complete guide to this year's Tour de France coverage

The 2019 Tour de France kicks off on 6 July, and while that seems a way off still, the hype is building and we’re all getting excited. That’s why we’re bringing you our complete guide to where you can watch all 21 stages live, so you can start planning your summer around it. That’s what the cool kids do, right?

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Read on to find out how to keep up to date with and watch the Tour de France 2019 live from 6–28 July.

Below, you’ll find all the info on how to follow the action live on TV, stream it via the internet or catch up via highlights programmes, but also be sure to check back on BikeRadar‘s dedicated Tour de France hub regularly as we follow the Tour and bring you the latest updates on the bikes and gear from the world’s biggest race.

The 2019 Tour de France

The 2019 Tour de France starts in Brussels on the 6 July and will cover 3,460km of riding in 21 stages, ending in Paris on 28 July.

The 106th edition of the race is definitely for the climbers. It includes seven mountain stages with five summit finishes (La Planche des Belles Filles, Tourmalet, Foix Prat d’Albis, Tignes, Val Thorens) and five hilly stages, as well as an individual time trial, team time trial, and seven flat stages for the sprinters.

This year’s Grand Départ will see the Tour start in Brussels for the first time since 1958, with a 192km flat route in honour of the country’s sprinting prowess. The first week will end on the steep and partly unpaved summit of La Planche des Belles Filles, before continuing into the Pyrenees in the second week, and the Alps in the third.

How can I watch the Tour de France 2019 live in the UK?

ITV4 will be screening daily live coverage and extended highlights each evening in the UK from 7pm to 8pm BST and from 9pm to 10pm BST on the final day, which will be broadcast on ITV.

Eurosport will also be covering the Tour de France 2019 live. The self-proclaimed ‘Home of Cycling’ has extended cycling coverage of other races too, so you’ll be able to watch La Vuelta at the end of August along with several other UCI World Tour events.

Amazon Prime subscribers can sign-up to Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels for £6.99 per month (with a 7-day free trial). Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month but can be accessed with a 30-day free trial.

If you want to access Eurosport Player direct it’s £6.99 per month or £39.99 a year, with a 7-day trial period.

Alternatively, if you want a bit more versatility, you might consider subscribing to the TVPlayer Premium package for just £6.99 per month, which gives you access to the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels along with several others — in case you ever get tired of cycling!

How can I watch the Tour de France 2019 live in the US?

You can subscribe to the NBC Sports Gold package as a standalone online streaming service for a $49.99 subscription, which auto-renews in June each year. Prior to 10 June 2019, the subscription is reduced to $19.99. This will also get you access to a range of other cycling events throughout the subscription period.

The NBC Sport Gold package does appear to offer some additional versatility if you only want to watch cycling, with access to the app which provides coverage from the very beginning of every stage, live tracking and stats for riders and on-demand stage recaps and replays.

How can I watch the Tour de France 2019 live in Australia?

In Australia, the Tour de France is broadcast on SBS. You can also watch through the SBS online viewer here.

How can I follow the Tour de France 2019 if I can’t watch live coverage?

You can follow the official Tour de France tracker, or if you’re already using the Tour Tracker app, they will be covering the Tour de France as well, as will the Cyclingoo app.

Eurosport, ITV, NBC and SBS will all have evening highlights of each day’s stage racing too.

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Tour de France 2019 schedule: stage by stage

Below are the key stage details and timings for the race and you can also visit the official Tour de France page for detailed summaries of the stages.

Stage 1: Bruxelles – Brussel, 192 km, 6 July

Stage 2: Bruxelles Palais Royal – Brussel Atomium, 27 km TTT, 7 July

Stage 3: Binche — Épernay, 214 km, 8 July

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Stage 4: Reims – Nancy, 195 km, 9 July

Stage 5: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Colmar, 169 km, 10 July

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Stage 6: Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles, 157 km, 11 July

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Stage 7: Belfort – Chalon-sur-Saône, 230 km, 12 July

Stage 8: Mâcon – Saint-Étienne, 199 km, 13 July

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Stage 9: Saint-Étienne – Brioude, 170 km, 14 July

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Stage 10: Saint-Flour – Albi, 218 km, 15 July

Rest day 1: 16 July

Stage 11: Albi – Toulouse, 167 km, 17 July

Stage 12: Toulouse – Bagnères-de-Bigorre, 202 km, 18 July

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Stage 13: Pau > Pau, 27 km ITT, 19 July

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Stage 14: Tarbes – Tourmalet Barèges, 117 km, 20 July

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Stage 15: Limoux – Foix Prat d’Albis, 185 km, 21 July

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Rest day 2: 22 July

Stage 16: Nîmes > Nîmes, 177 km, 23 July

Stage 17: Pont du Gard – Gap, 206 km, 24 July

Stage 18: Embrun – Valloire, 207 km, 25 July

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Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Tignes, 123 km, 26 July

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Stage 20: Albertville – Val Thorens, 131 km, 27 July

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Stage 21: Rambouillet – Paris Champs-Élysées, 127 km, 28 July