How to watch the Tour de Suisse 2018 on TV

Our complete guide to this year's Tour de Suisse coverage

The Tour de Suisse is the final World Tour stage race before the Tour de France and the 170km, seventh stage heads out today from Eschenbach/Atzmännig to Arosa after an event filled day yesterday.

This year a number of big names have turned to the Tour de Suisse, rather than the Critérium du Dauphiné, due to the Tour de France being later in the season.

Both races have traditionally indicated who might be in the running for the yellow jersey in July, so find out how to watch the action live here.

The 2018 Tour de Suisse

The Tour de Suisse takes place from 9–17 June in nine stages and with just over 1,200km of riding. The racing will begin and end with team and independent time trials, and we can expect to see some fierce competition on the challenging mountain racing of Stages 5, 6 and 7 and sprinting on Stages 2 and 8. 

The Tour de Suisse begins just as the Critérium du Daupiné comes to an end and this is the second chance this month to see who might be a contender for the yellow jersey come the Tour de France in July.

For more information about the race, our friends at Cyclingnews will be staying up to date with race reports, team news, course details and more.

The 2018 Tour de Suisse route map
The 2018 Tour de Suisse route map

How can I watch the Tour de Suisse 2018 live in the UK?

Eurosport has some live TV coverage, but only on the online Eurosport Player. This generally covers the second half of each of the stages. Highlights will be played each morning and evening on Eurosport 1 and 2 respectively. You can access the Eurosport calendar here.

Amazon Prime subscribers can sign up to the Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels. The Eurosport channel costs £4.99 per month, while Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month but can be accessed with a 30-day free trial.

If you want to access the Eurosport Player direct it's £9.99 per month or £39.99 a year.

To get access to the highlights you might also consider subscribing to the TVPlayer PLUS Lite package for just £5.99 per month, which gives you access to the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels along with several others (in case you ever get tired of cycling!)

How can I watch the Tour de Suisse 2018 live in the US?

As far as we are aware, Flobikes has exclusive coverage of the Tour de Suisse in the US.

A FloBikes subscription costs $30 per month or $150 annually (which brings it down to $12.50 per month).

The site also has a sub-licensing agreement with the fubo Cycling channel (that doesn't include access to other fubotv channels), giving you access to content streamed there. You can check the full Flobikes cycling calendar here.

How can I watch the Tour de Suisse 2018 live in Australia?

Unfortunately, the Eurosport Player can't be accessed in Australia, and there appears to be no coverage or highlights on the Eurosport channels.

How can I follow the Tour de Suisse 2018 if I can’t watch live coverage?

Cyclingnews will be providing live text updates during the course of the race. You can also follow the Tour de Suisse Twitter feed here.

Tour de Suisse 2018 schedule

Below are the key stage details and timings for the race and you can also visit the Tour de Suisse official website for detailed summaries of the stages.

Stage 1: Frauenfeld, 18km, 9 June

The action will be live on Eurosport Player from 2:30pm BST.

Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 1
Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 1

Stage 2: Frauenfeld, 155km, 10 June

The action will be live on Eurosport Player from 3pm BST.

Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 2
Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 2

Stage 3: Oberstammheim–Gansingen, 182km, 11 June

The action will be live on Eurosport Player from 3pm BST.

Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 3
Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 3

Stage 4: Gansingen–Gstaad, 189km, 12 June

The action will be live on Eurosport Player from 3pm BST.

Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 4
Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 4

Stage 5: Gstaad–Leukerbad, 155km, 13 June

The action will be live on Eurosport Player from 3pm BST.

Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 5
Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 5

Stage 6: Fiesch–Gommiswald, 186km, 14 June

Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 6
Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 6

Stage 7: Eschenbach/Atzmännig–Arosa, 170km, 15 June

Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 7
Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 7

Stage 8: Bellinzona, 123km, 16 June

Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 8
Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 8

Stage 9: Bellinzona, 34km, 17 June

Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 9
Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 9

What comes next?

For the moment, all that really remains is to wait for the Tour de France which will be rolling out on 7 July and arriving at the Champs Elysee on 29 July. After that, the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a España, will take place from 25 August until 16 September.

There's lots more live coverage to come this summer, so stay tuned for our updates on where to follow these events live.

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