The OVO Energy Tour of Britain comes to an end this weekend on Saturday 14 September in Manchester, but it’s not too late to tune in.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to follow the action live on TV, via streaming as well as catching online highlights.
2019 Tour of Britain route
The 2019 Tour of Britain will cover 1,268km of riding over eight stages between 7 and 14 September.
The race kicks off with two days in Scotland, before heading south through Newcastle, Cumbria, Merseyside, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, before culminating in Manchester on 14 September.
How can I watch the Tour of Britain 2019 live in the UK?
ITV is the broadcaster for the Tour of Britain 2019, and will be showing live coverage on ITV4.
Eurosport will also be broadcasting live TV coverage of the race on the Eurosport 1 channel. To gain access, you can either subscribe for £6.99 a month or get a yearly subscription for £39.99.
You can also access the Eurosport Player via Amazon Channels for £6.99 a month, with a seven-day free trial.
You need to have Amazon Prime which costs £7.99 per month, but comes with a 30-day free trial.
Another option is to subscribe to the TVPlayer Premium Plan for £6.99, with access to the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels (among others).
Finally, there will be a free live stream available from the official Tour of Britain website.
How can I watch the Tour of Britain 2019 live in the US?
So far we’re not aware of any US channels that will be streaming the Tour of Britain live on TV, but if you’re in the US and want to follow the action, you can catch the free live stream via Universal HD or Cycling.TV, which is available on the official Tour of Britain website.
How can I watch the Tour of Britain 2019 live in Australia?
We’re not aware either of any Australian channels that will be showing live coverage or highlights of the Tour of Britain, and unfortunately, the live stream mentioned above doesn’t include a channel for Australia.
We’ll keep this updated if we learn anything new, and please leave a comment if you know where Australian race fans can follow the action.
How can I follow the Tour of Britain 2019 if I can’t watch live coverage?
As a general rule, channels showing live coverage will usually provide highlights after each stage has finished. We’d recommend checking their individual broadcast schedules though to be sure.
The Tour Tracker app provides racing results and news and covers the entire cycling season, including the Tour of Britain.
It’s also likely that Eurosport will be posting highlights of each stage on its YouTube channel.
Tour of Britain 2019 race schedule
You can find the key details of each stage below.
Stage 1: Glasgow to Kirkcudbright, 7 September
Stage 1 starts with a city centre circuit before following the River Clyde towards Kirkcudbright. tourofbritain.co.uk
Stage 2: Kelso to Kelso, 8 September
Stage 2 is all about the Scottish borders, and features three KoM climbs. tourofbritain.co.uk
Stage 3: Berwick-upon-Tweed to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 9 September
Stage 3 takes the Tour of Britain into Newcastle for the first time in a decade. tourofbritain.co.uk
Stage 4: Gateshead to Kendal, 10 September
Stage 4 is the hardest one of the Tour of Britain, with an 8.8km climb to 500m above sea level. tourofbritain.co.uk
Stage 5: Birkenhead to Birkenhead, 11 September
Stage 5 sticks to the Wirral peninsula, recognising its Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture status. tourofbritain.co.uk
Stage 6: Pershore to Pershore, 12 September
Type: Individual time-trial
Stage 6 is a 14km individual time-trial, with Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos) the one to watch. tourofbritain.co.uk
Stage 7: Warwick to Burton Dassett, 13 September
The Stage 7 route featured in the Women’s Tour in June. tourofbritain.co.uk
Stage 8: Altrincham to Manchester, 14 September
The final stage sees the Tour of Britain finish in Manchester. tourofbritain.co.uk