How to watch Tour of Britain 2019 TV coverage | full schedule for live TV, streaming and highlights

Our complete guide to this year's OVO Energy Tour of Britain coverage

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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.

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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

  • Distance: 201.5km
OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 Stage 1 elevation profile
Stage 1 starts with a city centre circuit before following the River Clyde towards Kirkcudbright.
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Stage 2: Kelso to Kelso, 8 September

  • Distance: 166.9km
OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 Stage 2 elevation profile
Stage 2 is all about the Scottish borders, and features three KoM climbs.
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Stage 3: Berwick-upon-Tweed to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 9 September

  • Distance: 183.2km
OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 Stage 3 elevation profile
Stage 3 takes the Tour of Britain into Newcastle for the first time in a decade.
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Stage 4: Gateshead to Kendal, 10 September

  • Distance: 173.2km
OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 Stage 4 elevation profile
Stage 4 is the hardest one of the Tour of Britain, with an 8.8km climb to 500m above sea level.
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Stage 5: Birkenhead to Birkenhead, 11 September

  • Distance: 174.1km
OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 Stage 5 elevation profile
Stage 5 sticks to the Wirral peninsula, recognising its Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture status.
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Stage 6: Pershore to Pershore, 12 September

  • Distance: 14.4km
  • Type: Individual time-trial
OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 Stage 6 elevation profile
Stage 6 is a 14km individual time-trial, with Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos) the one to watch.
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Stage 7: Warwick to Burton Dassett, 13 September

  • Distance: 188.7km
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OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 Stage 7 elevation profile
The Stage 7 route featured in the Women’s Tour in June.
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Stage 8: Altrincham to Manchester, 14 September

  • Distance: 166km
OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 Stage 8 elevation profile
The final stage sees the Tour of Britain finish in Manchester.
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