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?
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.
Mildred’s a utilitarian cyclist at heart, determined to do everything on two wheels, whether it’s commuting or moving house. Her ideal ride covers long distances through remote countryside, on mixed terrain that offers a bit of crunch. Easily won over by steel frames coupled with a 650B/plus tyre combo.