How to watch and live stream the Tour de France 2022
A guide to where you can catch all the Tour de France action from home or on the go
The Tour de France 2022 is well under way and the action is really getting started.
Every stage can affect the final destination of the yellow jersey and we're certain to see more attacking and more action as the race goes on.
Having started in Denmark with a spectacular Grand Départ, the race heads on through northern France and down to the Vosges mountains for the first summit finish of the race. From there, the 2022 Tour moves to the Alps before transitioning southwards and towards the Pyrenees for some more brutal mountain stages.
The competitive element of the general classification will conclude with a long time trial on stage 20, before the final stage into Paris and the Champs Élysées.
With all this on the cards, cycling fans will be keen not to miss a moment (even though we know work can get in the way), and there's places you catch every single second of the Tour on subscription as well as free-to-air coverage.
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How to watch the Tour de France in the UK
First off the Tour de France is shown for free in the UK on ITV4, and that usually includes coverage from the start of the stage. There's also a free hour-long highlights package shown the same evening. S4C also have similar coverage in Welsh. Be warned though, the ITV coverage comes with a lot of advertisements packed into the coverage so is not the place to go if you're hoping to see every pedal stroke and château along the way.
GCN+, Discovery+ or the Eurosport Player are the go to places in the UK for uninterrupted live streaming. All of them show coverage from the neutral zone to the finish line and include a discussion show before and after, and are available on a multitude of devices so you can watch from anywhere.
The main difference between Discovery+ and Eurosport Player versus GCN+ is that subscription to the former two will include access to other live sports whereas GCN+ will give you access to every cycling race it has rights for, as well as a host of documentaries and films exclusively available on the platform.
Discovery+ and Eurosport Player cost £59.99 on an annual basis or £6.99 per month, and GCN+ costs £39.99 on an annual subscription or £6.99 per month.
How to watch the Tour de France in the USA and Canada
NBC has rights to coverage of the Tour de France in the United States.
Streaming of each stage is available on its Peacock streaming service, including start to finish coverage of the race. Some aspects of Peacock are available for free with commercials, an ad-supported premium subscription will cost $5 per month ($50 per year), and an ad-free subscription will cost $10 each month.
Highlights are available every day via the USA network and on the NBC Sports website.
In Canada the live Tour de France coverage is hosted by online cycling-specific video platform FloBikes. The annual subscription for FloBikes costs $150.
How to watch the Tour de France in Australia
The good news for anyone in Australia is that Tour de France coverage is exclusively free-to-air, meaning everyone can watch the action from the world's biggest bike race.
SBS holds the rights Down Under and shows start-to-finish coverage of each stage. The SBS On Demand service also provides free hour-long and two hour-long highlights shows as well as some extras from around the race you can enjoy, completely free.