Watch Le Tour de France with a VPN

No other sporting event asks its competitors to propel themselves around an entire country, all in pursuit of a yellow top. No other event expects the spectators to climb mountains just to watch. And no other event requires the incredible endurance Le Tour demands.

That’s what makes the Tour de France a must-watch.

And if you want to watch it live, a VPN can help.

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How a VPN Helps You Stream Le Tour de France

It’s actually quite simple. With a VPN, your Internet connection is routed through a country’s server of your choosing. You’re able to browse with an added layer of security and with minimal speed loss.

To watch the Tour de France, simply follow the steps below.

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Three Ways to Watch Le Tour Online With a VPN

There are plenty of sites streaming the Tour de France this year, but here are our picks for the three best places to watch online.

Watch the Tour de France Live for Free on ITV Player (UK)

UK network ITV will have live coverage of the 2016 Tour  on ITV 4. You need to sign up but there’s no subscription fee.

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Here’s how to watch the UK stream with a VPN:

  1. Connect to a UK ExpressVPN server
  2. Go to and sign in, or register  a new account with a UK postcode. (Hint: You can use this nifty postcode finder to enter a valid postcode.)
  3. Start watching

Stream the 2016 Tour de France live on Francetv Sport

What better way to watch the Tour than on a French channel? This year, FranceTVSport is broadcasting the Tour de France for free on its site. You can catch all the action when you use a VPN.

  1. Connect to any ExpressVPN server in France
  2. Head to 
  3. Stream the event live

Catch the Whole Tour on NBC Sports (USA)

If you prefer an American approach to the Tour, NBC is also streaming the event. Here’s how to catch it in 3 easy steps.

  1. Connect to any of 20 different US ExpressVPN servers
  2. Go to and sign up or sign in (sorry, a subscription fee may apply)
  3. Stream away

Tour de France 2016 Schedule

The 21 stages of Le Tour de France 2016 begin at Mont St Michel on Saturday, 2nd July. Thousands of miles later, the winner will arrive at Paris Champs-Élysées on Sunday, July 24th.

Each stage usually begins around 2pm CET (French time) and lasts around 3-4 hours.

Monday, July 11th, and Tuesday, July 19th, are rest days with no live racing.

Le Tour 2016 Is Happening July 2nd to July 24th!

The route of Le Tour de France changes a little every year, and the 2016 race is no different. Whereas last year’s event visited England, this year’s riders will pass through Spain, Andorra, and Switzerland.

Most of the race’s 3,519 kilometers (2,186 miles) are still in France. And in 2016, Le Tour will visit French cities like Chantilly and Berne for the first time.

There are also 9 mountain stages, 4 of which finish at the top of a famous peak including Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc.

It’s going to be an incredible Tour — so make sure you’re able to watch it with a VPN.

Who Can Keep Hold of the Yellow Jersey?

For the past couple of years, Le Tour has been dominated by the Brits of Team Sky. The current title holder and 2013 Chris Froome is still going strong, so he’d be our pick for another win in 2016.

Then again Nairo Quintana also prefers mountain riding, and there’s plenty of that in the 2016 route. Could Quintana or another rider beat Froome?

Let us know in the comments! And remember: If you have any questions, ExpressVPN’s live chat service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

Happy VPNing!

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4 thoughts on “Tour de France

  1. i cant register on itv player because i need a postal code. i have searched the whole web but i cant get it to work help please

  2. I connected to a UK VPN so I can watch le Tour on itv but I can’t download the itv app bc it says it’s not available in my country…?

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