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.
Here’s how to watch the UK stream with a VPN:
- Connect to a UK ExpressVPN server
- Go to http://itv.com/itvplayer/itv4 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.)
- 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.
- Connect to any ExpressVPN server in France
- Head to http://www.francetvsport.fr/tour-de-france/direct
- 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.
- Connect to any of 20 different US ExpressVPN servers
- Go to http://tourdefrance.nbcsports.com and sign up or sign in (sorry, a subscription fee may apply)
- 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.