Here’s how cycling fans can watch the Tour de France online.
The biggest race on two wheels, the Tour de France pits the world’s best cyclists in a grueling battle of wits, strength and stamina across the French countryside throughout the month of July.
In the US, NBC Sports is the official broadcast partner of the event, providing daily coverage throughout the month of July. With network broadcasting and the Cycling Pass, NBC is designed to be your one-stop shop for watching the Tour de France race, whether it’s on TV, your PC or on the go.
How to watch the Tour de France on TV
Like watching the Tour de France on TV the old fashioned way from the comfort of your home? If your cable TV package includes NBC Sports, you’re in luck. You’ll find daily broadcasts of the race starting around 7 a.m. each morning. Just tune in to NBC to get your fix.
How to watch the Tour de France online
If you don’t get the NBC Sports channel or you are looking for ways to stream the race on the go, NBC also offers the Cycling Pass. When you purchase the Cycling Pass for $49.99, you’ll get the Tour de France live, ad-free and on-demand. The Cycling Pass also gets you La Vuelta, bonus hours of exclusive coverage, featured content and classics, as well as the ability track riders and replay any stage of the race you miss.
After the Tour de France is complete, you can use your Cycling Pass to watch multi-stage races throughout the year, including Santos Tour Down Under, Amgen Tour of California and more. You can also catch UCI Mountain Bike, BMX, Road, Cyclo‑cross and Track Cycling World Championships.
The Cycling Pass is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Android and iPhone devices, Chromecast, Roku, and tvOS.
How to sign up for the NBC Sports Gold Cycling Pass
You can purchase the Cycling Pass on NBCSports.com. Here’s how:
- Navigate to the Cycling Pass page and click the green Buy Now button.
- If you already have an account with ESPN, log in. If not, fill out your info and create a password.
- Proceed to the secure checkout where you can select your method of payment and make your purchase.
You can also download the NBC Sports Gold app on a compatible device and purchase the pass through the app.
Other options for watching the Tour de France
Don’t have cable TV and don’t want to fork over the $50? Both FuboTV and Direct TV allow you to stream NBC’s coverage of the race. Sign up with these contract-free providers for around $35 a month, and then cancel your subscription if you don’t want to continue using the service after the Tour de France has ended