How to watch the 2021 Tour de France | Live streams, TV schedule and stage start times

How to watch the Tour in the UK, US and Australia

2019 Tour de France peloton on the Champs-Elysees

The eagerly-awaited 108th edition of the Tour de France is nearly underway. Here’s where and when you can catch the Tour de France action on TV and live streams.

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The 2021 Tour de France route sees a double ascent of Mont Ventoux and 58km of time trials. Compared to the mountain-heavy 107th edition, this year’s route is more traditional. It will still favour those who can climb, but balances three summit finishes with two individual TTs.  

Covering a distance of 3,417km (2,124 mi), the race has eight flat stages, five hilly stages and six mountain stages, including those three summit finishes. The race kicks off in Brest, as the original Gran Départ from Copenhagen has been pushed back to 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic. 

The 2021 Tour de France takes place between Saturday 26 June and Sunday 18 July, with several options for cycling fans to tune in and watch every stage.

In the UK, ITV4, Eurosport and GCN+ are broadcasting live. Viewers in the US can enjoy daily coverage on NBC, NBCSN and Peacock. Cycling fans in Australia can enjoy every stage on SBS.

How can I watch 2021 Tour de France live streams in the UK?

2019 Tour De France Stage 18 Embrun to Valloire
ITV4, Eurosport and GCN+ will be broadcasting the Tour de France in the UK.
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ITV4, Eurosport and GCN+ are all broadcasting live during the Tour de France, while Welsh speakers can enjoy coverage on S4C too.

Eurosport is broadcasting each stage live in full on Eurosport 1 and streaming via the Eurosport Player. ITV4 and GCN+ are also showing the race live.

There will be highlights each evening on ITV4 at 19:00.

How can I watch the 2021 Tour de France live in the US?

NBC Sports are broadcasting every stage of the 2021 Tour de France live, through NBC, NBCSN.

NBC’s Peacock app will also be streaming the service via its Premium tier package, which costs $4.99 per month.

The only disadvantage with Peacock is the fact it is live-only – and not on-demand. If you are on the West Coast you will have to get up nice and early. It is, however, the cheapest option in the USA to watch the 2021 Tour de France.

How can I watch the 2021 Tour de France live in Australia?

2019 Tour De France Stage 17 Pont Du Gard to Gap
The 2021 Tour de France takes place from 26 June to 18 July.
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SBS is broadcasting every stage of the 2021 Tour de France on TV (SBS HD) and streaming via On Demand and the Tour Tracker app. There are also daily highlights and stage replays on these platforms. 

Daily coverage starts each night between 17:30 – 18:30 AEST. 

TV schedule, live streams and coverage start times

When to watch the 2021 Tour de France in the UK

Live coverage starts on Eurosport 1 and ITV4 in the early afternoon or morning depending on the stage, while S4C’s coverage starts from 14:00.

Schedule times are subject to change and we will continue to update this article as the Tour de France progresses.

Stage 1 – Saturday 26 June

  • 10:45 – 16:45 on Eurosport 1 
  • 10:45 – 16:30 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 2 – Sunday 27 June

  • 12:15 – 17:10 on Eurosport 1
  • 13:00 – 17:00 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 3 – Monday 28 June

  • 11:50 – 17:05 on Eurosport 1
  • 13:00 – 17:00 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 4 – Tuesday 29 June

  • 12:05 – 16:30 on Eurosport 1
  • 13:00 – 16:30 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 5 – Wednesday 30 June

  • 10:55 – 16:55 on Eurosport 1
  • 14:00 – 16:45 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 6 – Thursday 1 July

  • 12:35 – 17:05 on Eurosport 1
  • 14:00 – 17:00 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 7 – Friday 2 July

  • 09:40 – 16:50 on Eurosport 1
  • 14:00 – 16:45 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 8 – Saturday 3 July

  • 11:50 – 16:50 on Eurosport 1
  • 12:00 –16:45 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 9 – Sunday 4 July

  • 12:15 – 17:25 on Eurosport 1
  • 12:00 – 17:00 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 10 – Tuesday 6 July

  • 11:45 – 17:05 on Eurosport 1
  • 13:00 – 17:00 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 11 – Wednesday 7 July

  • 10:40 – 17:05 on Eurosport 1
  • 12:00 – 17:00 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 12 – Thursday 8 July

  • 12:10 – 16:50 on Eurosport 1
  • 13:00 – 16:45 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 13 – Friday 9 July

  • 10:45 – 17:00 on Eurosport 1
  • 13:00 – 17:00 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 14 – Saturday 10 July

  • 11:05 – 16:30 on Eurosport 1
  • 11:15 – 16:15 on ITV4
  • 15:15 (online from 14:00) on S4C

Stage 15 – Sunday 11 July

  • 11:00 – 17:15 on Eurosport 1
  • 11:15 – 17:15 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 16 – Tuesday 13 July

  • 11:45 – 17:05 on Eurosport 1
  • 13:00 – 16:45 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 17 – Wednesday 14 July

  • 10:35 – 16:35 on Eurosport 1
  • 10:45 –16:30 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 18 – Thursday 15 July

  • 12:15 – 17:00 on Eurosport 1
  • 13:00 – 16:45 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 19 – Friday 16 July

  • 10:55 – 16:50 on Eurosport 1
  • 13:00 – 16:45 on ITV4
  • 14:00 on S4C

Stage 20 – Saturday 17 July

  • 11:45 – 17:25 on Eurosport 1
  • 15:00 – 17:15 on ITV4
  • 14:00 (online only) on S4C

Stage 21 – Sunday 18 July

  • 14:55 – 19:15 on Eurosport 1
  • 16:00 – 19:00 on ITV4
  • 15:00 on S4C

When are the 2021 Tour de France highlights on?

Highlights are shown at 19:00 each evening on ITV4, except for Stage 21 highlights which will be at 21:00. Highlights are on at 20:00 on Eurosport 1, except for stage one, which will be from 20:30.

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For viewers in Wales, S4C’s highlights start between 21:00 and 22:05. The exact times can be found on S4C’s listings page.