How to stream the Tour de France online

Nick Broughall 1 July 2016

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The world’s biggest bicycle race is happening across France from 2-24 July 2016. Here’s how you can watch the 103rd annual Tour de France online.

The biggest race on two wheels, The Tour de France pits the world’s best cyclists in a gruelling battle of wits, strength and stamina across the French countryside throughout the month of July.

In Australia, SBS is the official broadcast partner of the event, with dedicated coverage for the entire race across multiple channels throughout the month of July. The multicultural broadcaster is destined to be your one-stop shop for watching the Tour de France race, whether it’s on the TV, your PC, or on the go.

How to watch the Tour de France on TV

From 8:30pm AEST on 2 July 2016 (8:30pm ACST and 6:30pm WST), SBS will begin broadcasting its race coverage live across its SBS and SBS HD channels.

Highlights packages will be broadcast daily throughout the event across the SBS and SBS2 channels, with times varying depending on your location across Australia.

Because of the time zone difference, the race itself will be broadcast overnight in Australia, though stage replays will be aired during the day.

How to watch the Tour de France online

SBS is not only the key broadcast portal for watching the bike race, it also has the exclusive Australian rights to streaming the Tour de France as well.

The broadcaster has established a dedicated web portal to access the race. The Tour Tracker will have live streams of each stage, as well as instant access to key racing specs,data and analysis as it happens. There’s also the ability to drill down on each competing team, so you can get a better understanding of the riders as the race progresses.

How to watch the Tour de France on the go

SBS has also released dedicated Tour Tracker apps for both Android and iOS so cycling fans can watch the Tour de France on the go.

As well as offering traditional live video streams, the apps will also offer users the opportunity to select live video feeds from motorcycles following the race. Interactive maps will offer the ability to monitor progress, and daily analysis will offer detailed coverage of the different teams performances across the race’s 21 different stages.

Can I stream the Tour de France in HD?

The live streams across SBS's digital platforms for the 2016 Tour de France will all be high definition, with a streaming resolution of 720p. However, depending on your connection quality and device, you may not get that full resolution while you're watching the race.

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