How to live stream the 2019 Tour de France cycling online in Australia
You can watch the 106th edition of the legendary cycling competition live on free-to-air or live stream all stages online.
Tour de France 2019 pedalled off on 6 July and ends 28 July, so fans get three weeks packed full of exciting cycling action in the world's most famous bike race. Geraint Thomas is back to defend his 2018 title, with notable cyclists to watch this year including Romain Bardet, Julian Alaphilippe, Adam Yates and Thibaut Pinot, to name only a few.
The Tour de France is made up of 21 stages and covers a total distance of 3,480 kilometres. Riders started off from Brussels, Belgium and will finish with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris. This year, 176 riders from 22 teams are participating in the race, which is considered to be cycling's biggest showdown. And yes, you can watch every single stage live online through any device and on free-to-air TV here in Australia.
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How to watch the Tour de France on free-to-air TV
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 as well, 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 2019 edition of Tour de France will be available as a live streaming broadcast on the ŠKODA Tour Tracker App, as well as on SBS OnDemand 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 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, Giro d'Italia and local events like Melbourne to Warnambool.
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.
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2019 Tour de France schedule of stages
|Stage||Date||Location||Distance||Where to watch|
|1||Saturday, 6 July||Brussels||192km||SBS|
|2||Sunday, 7 July||Brussels-Palais Royal – Brussels-Atomium||27km||SBS|
|3||Monday, 8 July||Binche – Epernay||214km||SBS|
|4||Tuesday, 9 July||Reims – Nancy||215km||SBS|
|5||Wednesday, 10 July||Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Colmar||169km||SBS|
|6||Thursday, 11 July||Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles||157km||SBS|
|7||Friday, 12 July||Belfort – Chalon-sur-Saône||230km||SBS|
|8||Saturday, 13 July||Mâcon – Saint-Étienne||199km||SBS|
|9||Sunday, 14 July||Saint-Étienne – Brioude||170km||SBS|
|10||Monday, 15 July||Saint-Flour – Albi||218km||SBS|
|Rest day||Tuesday, 16 July||NA||NA||NA|
|11||Wednesday, 17 July||Albi – Toulouse||167km||SBS|
|12||Thursday, 18 July||Toulouse – Bagnères-de-Bigorre||202km||SBS|
|13||Friday, 19 July||Pau||27km||SBS|
|14||Saturday, 20 July||Tarbes – Col du Tourmalet||117km||SBS|
|15||Sunday, 21 July||Limoux – Foix||185km||SBS|
|Rest day||Monday, 22 July||NA||NA||NA|
|16||Tuesday, 23 July||Nîmes||177km||SBS|
|17||Wednesday, 24 July||Pont du Gard – Gap||206km||SBS|
|18||Thursday, 25 July||Embrun – Valloire||207km||SBS|
|19||Friday, 26 July||Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Tignes||123km||SBS|
|20||Saturday, 27 July||Albertville – Val Thorens||131km||SBS|
|21||Sunday, 28 July||Rambouillet – Paris/Champs-Élysées||127km||SBS|
2019 Tour de France leaderboard
Eager to see how your favourites are faring so far? Here are the general individual rankings for the top 10 contenders after Stage 12:
|1||JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE||21||DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP||52h 26' 09''|
|2||GERAINT THOMAS||1||TEAM INEOS||52h 27' 21''|
|3||EGAN BERNAL||2||TEAM INEOS||52h 27' 25''|
|4||STEVEN KRUIJSWIJK||81||TEAM JUMBO - VISMA||52h 27' 36''|
|5||EMANUEL BUCHMANN||12||BORA - HANSGROHE||52h 27' 54''|
|6||ENRIC MAS||25||DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP||52h 27' 55''|
|7||ADAM YATES||101||MITCHELTON - SCOTT||52h 27' 56''|
|8||NAIRO QUINTANA||61||MOVISTAR TEAM||52h 28' 13''|
|9||DANIEL MARTIN||121||UAE TEAM EMIRATES||52h 28' 18''|
|10||THIBAUT PINOT||51||GROUPAMA - FDJ||52h 28' 42''|
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