La Course by Le Tour de France will be taking place today, seeing the female riders race a 112.5 km mountain route from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand. This year there is only one stage involved for the women’s race, so be sure to catch the action live.
The 2018 La Course by Le Tour de France
The 2018 La Course will take place Tuesday 17 July on a 112.5km mountainous Alpine route between Annecy and Le Grand Bonnard. The action will precede Stage 10 of the men’s race and is based on the same route.The women’s route will take in two climbs, the Col de Romme and Col de la Colombière, and end with a 15km downhill run into le Grand Bornand.
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.
How can I watch La Course 2018 live in the UK?
ITV4 will be screening La Course from 9.30am to 12pm with evening highlights from 7pm to 8pm BST in the UK.
Eurosport will also be providing coverage from 8:15am to 12pm on the Eurosport 1 channel. The self-proclaimed ‘Home of Cycling’ has extended cycling coverage of other races too, so you'll be able to watch La Vuelta at the end of August along with several other UCI World Tour events.
Amazon Prime subscribers can sign-up to Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels for £4.99 per month (with a 7-day free trial). Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month but can be accessed with a 30-day free trial.
If you want to access Eurosport Player direct it's £6.99 per month or £39.99 a year, with a 7-day trial period.
Alternatively, if you want a bit more versatility, you might 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 La Course 2018 live in the US?
You can subscribe to the NBC Sports Gold package as a standalone online streaming service for a $49.99 subscription, which lasts until 10 June 2019. Coverage starts at 4.30am ET.
A subscription will also get you access to a range of other cycling events throughout the subscription period.
FuboTV provides access to NBC Sports channel which will allow you to access coverage of the race. You will have to subscribe to the basic FuboTV package for $44.99 per month, but FuboTV does pitch itself as a complete replacement for your current cable package.
The NBC Sport Gold package does appear to offer some additional versatility if you only want to watch cycling, with access to the app which provides coverage from the very beginning of every stage, live tracking and stats for riders and on-demand stage recaps and replays.
How can I watch La Course 2018 live in Australia?
In Australia, La Course will be broadcast on SBS Viceland on 16 July from 7pm to 9.10pm AEST. You can also watch through the SBS online viewer here.
How can I follow La Course 2018 if I can’t watch live coverage?
Cyclingnews will be providing live text updates during the course of the race.
La Course by the Le Tour de France 2018 route
La Course is only a one stage race for the women. We've put together the details of where and when to watch below and you can also visit the official La Course page for more detailed information about the route.
Watch the action on ITV4 from 9.30am BST, Eurosport from 8.15am BST, NBC Gold from 4.30am ET and SBS from 7pm AEST.
What comes next?
From 25 August until 16 September, the Vuelta a España will take place with coverage available on Eurosport, NBCSN, FuboTV and SBS.
There are a number of other races to come this summer, so stay tuned for our updates on where to follow these events live.