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How to live stream 2020 Tour de France cycling online in Australia

You can watch the 107th edition of the legendary cycling competition live on free-to-air or stream all stages live online.

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Originally slated for a 27 June start, the coronavirus pandemic ruined that plan. But fans will still get three weeks packed full of action in the world's most famous bike race. Egan Bernal took out the 2019 crown and is back for a shot at consecutive wins.

Former winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome won't be on the starting line this year. There will still be a star-studded field, with Tom Dumoulin, Julian Alaphilippe, Thibaut Pinot, Primož Roglič, Miguel Ángel López and Nairo Quintana among those tipped to figure prominently.

Australians will also feature strongly once again, with sprinter Caleb Ewan aiming to build on the 3 stage wins he enjoyed in 2019. Veteran Richie Porte will lead the way for his Trek–Segafredo team and the Australian-run Mitchelton-Scott team will also be targeting stage wins in 2020.

When is the 2020 Tour de France?

The 2020 Tour de France sets off on Saturday 29 August and ends on Sunday 20 September.

This year's Tour is made up of 21 stages and covers a total distance of 3,470 kilometres. The first stage starts and ends in Nice, with the finish once again the traditional ride into the Champs-Élysées in Paris. There are 176 riders scheduled to take part in the race, which is considered to be cycling's biggest showdown.

How to watch the Tour de France live in Australia

SBS has the exclusive rights to broadcast the Tour de France until 2023, so the free-to-air network handles all the coverage available in Australia. This includes mobile and online rights, which is actually great news. You'll be able to stream the Tour de France online if you're unable to catch the action on TV without spending any cash.

The 2020 edition of Tour de France will be available as a live streaming broadcast on the ŠKODA Tour Tracker App, as well as on SBS On Demand and via TV broadcasts on SBS and SBS Viceland. Start and finish times vary from stage to stage, so make sure to check broadcast schedules to stay updated as to when live racing is on. In general though, you will want to tune into SBS from around 8:30 pm AEST every night.

The ŠKODA Tour Tracker App is available via the web, or you can download it to your smartphone or tablet from Google Play or the App Store. Besides live streaming of every stage, the app also offers stats, GPS data, live interactive stage maps and full replays and highlights.

Alternative cycling streaming services

Outside of the Tour de France, the world's and Australia's largest cycling tour events are more often found on Fox Sports. This includes the National Track Championships, Track World Cup, Race Championships, and local events like Melbourne to Warrnambool.

Fox Sports can be accessed through the Foxtel iQ set-top box and Foxtel Now live stream services as a premium sports package. Alternatively, you can also access all the Fox Sports content – some 50 sports live and on demand – through Kayo Sports. This is a dedicated sports streaming service with a much cheaper price point and some incredible, unique viewing features. You can read up more about it in our Kayo Sports review.

2020 Tour de France schedule of stages

Stage Date Start Finish Distance
1 Saturday 29 Aug Nice Moyen Pays Nice 156km
2 Sunday 30 Aug Nice Haut Pays Nice 187km
3 Monday 31 Aug Nice Sisteron 198km
4 Tuesday 1 Sep Sisteron Orcières-Merlette 157km
5 Wednesday 2 Sep Gap Privas 183km
6 Thursday 3 Sep Le Teil Mount Aigoual 191km
7 Friday 4 Sep Millau Lavaur 168km
8 Saturday 5 Sep Cazères-sur-Garonne Loudenvielle 140km
9 Sunday 6 Sep Pau Laruns 154km
Rest day Monday 7 Sep Charente-Maritimes
10 Tuesday 8 Sep The Château d’Oleron Saint-Martin-de-Ré 170km
11 Wednesday 9 Sep Châtelaillon-Plage Poitiers 167km
12 Thursday 10 Sep Chauvigny Sarran Corrèze 218km
13 Friday 11 Sep Châtel-Guyon Puy Mary Cantal 191km
14 Saturday 12 Sep Clermont-Ferrand Lyon 197km
15 Sunday 13 Sep Lyon Grand Colombier 175km
Rest day Monday 14 Sep Isère
16 Tuesday 15 Sep La Tour-du-Pin Villard-de-Lans 164km
17 Wednesday 16 Sep Grenoble Col de la Loze 168km
18 Thursday 17 Sep Méribel La-Roche-sur-Foron 168km
19 Friday 18 Sep Bourg-en-Bresse Champagnole 160km
20 Saturday 19 Sep Lure Planche de Belles Filles 36km
21 Sunday 20 Sep Mantes-la-Jolie Paris (Champs-Élysées) 122km

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