The Tour de France is without a doubt the most famous bicycle race in the world. In 2018, the action will start on July 7th and finish on July 29th. The 21 staging areas of this race start at Mont-Saint-Michel, visit 2 other countries, and finally end at Paris Champs-Élysées. Over that 22 day stretch, cyclists will travel through a whole range of terrain that spans over 3,300 km to reach the finish line. Watch to see your favorite cyclist from anywhere with a VPN. Otherwise, you may run into some geoblocking along the way.
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Though many think of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal when talking about the Tour de France, the race has seen its share of other scandals. In the second year of the race, 1904, returning champion Maurice Garin is quoted as saying “I’ll win the Tour de France, provided I’m not murdered before we get to Paris”. Garin was almost killed while racing. He did go on to win the race, but he was disqualified for an unknown event. There was speculation that Garin took a train after the problems he had early on, but that may be just a story. Other controversies include banned substance raids, injuries, equipment failures, cheating, betrayal, and even a death during the 1967 race.
This year will mark the 105th year of the Tour de France. The TDF is currently the 18th race of the 2018 UCI World Cycling Tour. Currently, the racing action is heating up this season. The Tour de France is a Grand Tour event, so it is worth quite a few points. The winner gets 200 points, 2nd place gets 150 points, and 3rd place gets 120 points. With the closeness of the competitors, it will be fun to see which racer and team will win this race. There is no telling which way it will end up.
The 2018 Tour de France will be covered internationally by broadcasters around the world. Those in France (and anyone connected to a VPN server in France) can watch on ITV for free or via Eurosport for €4.99. The race will also be held on NBC Sports Network in the United States. NBC Sports is offering web access to the full event for $29.99 or a single day for of access for $4.99. They are also offering mobile access (iPhone, iPad, Android) with full coverage of the Tour de France for $19.99.
Be sure to catch all the action of the historic and sometimes controversial Tour de France bicycle race. As we mentioned, anything can happen during the event. Watch to see which racer will win the 2018 Tour de France and the overall championship.
Tour de France Race Schedule
|Stage||Date||Course Start / Finish||Distance|
|1||July 7||Noirmoutier-en-l'Île to Fontenay-le-Comte||189 km|
|2||July 8||Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon||183 km|
|3||July 9||Cholet time trial||35 km|
|4||July 10||La Baule to Sarzeau||192 km|
|5||July 11||Lorient to Quimper||203 km|
|6||July 12||Brest to Mûr-de-Bretagne||181 km|
|7||July 13||Fougères to Chartres||231 km|
|8||July 14||Dreux to Amiens||181 km|
|9||July 15||Arras to Roubaix||154 km|
|10||July 17||Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand||159 km|
|11||July 18||Albertville to La Rosière||108 km|
|12||July 19||Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Alpe d'Huez||175 km|
|13||July 20||Le Bourg-d'Oisans to Valence||169 km|
|14||July 21||Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Mende||187 km|
|15||July 22||Millau to Carcassonne||181 km|
|16||July 24||Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon||218 km|
|17||July 25||Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan||65 km|
|18||July 26||Trie-sur-Baïse to Pau||172 km|
|19||July 27||Lourdes to Laruns||200 km|
|20||July 28||Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette||31 km|
|21||July 29||Houilles to Paris||115 km|
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