Here’s how to follow the 2017 Tour de France

Where, when and how to watch the action

The 2017 Tour de France takes place over 1–23 July and is set to thrill in a way that only road cycling’s greatest spectacle can. There are many ways to watch the event, but we’ve outlined some of the best options below for your convenience.

Television channels

2017 will be the most televised edition of the Tour to date, with every stage being broadcast live from start to finish.

Live coverage from each stage will be broadcast by Eurosport and ITV4 television channels, with additional race analysis and highlights programmes for those with more or less time.

Viewers who don't have a TV sport subscription can also pay to watch Eurosport via the online steaming service outlined below.

ITV4 coverage

ITV4’s coverage of stage one will kick off at 2pm on Saturday 1 July 1 with a 14km individual time-trial in Dusseldorf, with subsequent stages being broadcast from 11am.

ITV4’s coverage will be presented by Gary Imlach and will feature analysis from Chris Boardman and commentary by Ned Boulting and David Millar.

The full schedule for ITV4’s coverage is shown below, courtesy of the Radio Times

  • Saturday 1 July: Live: 2:00pm-6:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Sunday 2 July: Live: 11:00am-4:45pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Monday 3 July: Live: 11:00am-4:45pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Tuesday 4 July: Live: 11:00am-4:30pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 5 July: Live: 12:00pm-4:45pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Thursday 6 July: Live: 11:00am-5:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Friday 7 July: Live: 11:00am-5:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Saturday 8 July: Live: 11:00am-4:30pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Sunday 9 July: Live: 10:30am-4:30pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Monday 10 July: Rest day highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Tuesday 11 July: Live: 12:00pm-5:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 12 July: Live: 12:00pm-5:15pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Thursday 13 July: Live: 09:45am-4:30pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Friday 14 July: Live: 1:30pm-5:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Saturday 15 July: Live: 12:00pm-5:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Sunday 16 July: Live: 12:00pm-5:30pm, highlights 7pm-8pm
  • Monday 17 July: Rest day highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Tuesday 18 July: Live: 12:30pm-4:45pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 19 July: Live: 11:00am-5:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Thursday 20 July: Live: 11:30am-5:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Friday 21 July: Live: 11:00am-5:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Saturday 22 July: Live: 12:30pm-5:00pm, highlights: 7pm-8pm
  • Sunday 23 July: Live: 3:30pm-7:00pm, highlights: 9pm-10pm

Online streaming

Another way of watching the action is via TV Player, an online streaming service that has access to Eurosport’s live and catch-up coverage as well as 28 other premium channels.

BikeRadar readers are currently eligible to save 50 percent on the monthly price of TV Player’s Plus service, dropping the cost to just £3 for each of the first two months.

Get 50 percent off your first two months of monthly subscriptions by entering the code 'cycling50' when you sign up via this link.

Further online coverage

Head across to our sister site Cyclingnews.com for the best web coverage of the 2017 Tour de France. With everything from stage previews to rider interviews and live race reports, CN’s journalists will be working around the clock to keep you up to date.

Meanwhile, here at BikeRadar we’ll be bring you all the hottest tech from the pits. Be sure to bookmark our Tour de France hub page where you’ll find the latest content as soon as it’s posted.

Oli Woodman

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