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 ExpressVPN’s 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 2017 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 2017 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 Le 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 U.S. 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 2017 schedule
The 21 stages of Le Tour de France 2017 begin at Dusseldorf (Germany) on Saturday, 1st July. Thousands of miles later, the winner will arrive at Paris Champs-Élysées on Sunday, July 23th.
Each stage usually begins around 2pm CET (French time) and lasts around 3-4 hours.
Monday, July 10th and July 17th are rest days with no live racing.
Le Tour 2017 is happening July 1st to July 23rd!
The route of Le Tour de France changes a little every year, and the 2017 race is no different. Whereas last year’s event visited Spain, Andorra, and Switzerland, the 2017 route will take cyclists into Dusseldorf in Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
Most of the race’s 3,516 kilometers (2,185 miles) are still in France. And while that’s shorter than last year’s 3,529 km (2,193 miles) behemoth, you can bet this will be no less difficult.
With 21 challenging stages, including two timed individual trials, only the best will emerge victorious in the latest edition of Le Tour.
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. Chris Froome is still going strong, so he’d be our pick for another win in 2017.
Then again, Romain Bardet came close to claiming the gold for the host nation, could Bardet or someone else beat Froome?
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