The Tour de France is without a doubt the most famous bicycle race in the world. In 2021, the action will start on June 26th and finish on July 18th. The 21 staging areas of this race start in Brest, visit 2 other countries, and finally end at Paris Champs-Élysées. Over that 23 day stretch, cyclists will travel through a whole range of terrain that spans over 3,400 km to reach the finish line. Watch to see your favorite cyclist from anywhere with a VPN. Otherwise, you may run into some geo-blocking along the way.
How to Watch the Tour de France from Anywhere
Free coverage from ITV or France TV. Paid coverage from NBC Sports Network via Peacock streaming service:
Tour de France History and 2021 Schedule
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 108h year of the Tour de France. The TDF is currently the 21st race of the 2021 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 1000 points, 2nd place gets 800 points, and 3rd place gets 675 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 2020 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 Peacock in the United States. Peacock is offering full access to the event for $4.99 a month with a 7-day free trial. Note that NBC Sports Cycling Pass content is now part of Peacock. You can enjoy full access to Peacock TV and the Your de France for $4.99 a month with commercials or $9.99 without ads.
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 2021 Tour de France and the overall championship. Here is a schedule for each day of the race.
|Stage||Date||Course Start / Finish||Distance|
|1||June 26||Brest to Landerneau||198 km|
|2||June 27||Perros-Guirec to Mûr-de-Bretagne||183.5 km|
|3||June 28||Lorient to Pontivy||183 km|
|4||June 29||Redon to Fougères||150.5 km|
|5||June 30||Changé to Laval||27.2 km|
|6||July 1||Tours to Châteauroux||161 km|
|7||July 2||Vierzon to Le Creusot||249.5 km|
|8||July 3||Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand||151 km|
|9||July 4||Cluses to Tignes||145 km|
|10||July 6||Albertville to Valence||191 km|
|11||July 7||Sorgues to Malaucène||199 km|
|12||July 8||Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Nîmes||159.5 km|
|13||July 9||Nîmes to Carcassonne||220 km|
|14||July 10||Carcassonne to Quillan||184 km|
|15||July 11||Céret to Andorra la Vella||191.5 km|
|16||July 13||El Pas de la Casa to Saint-Gaudens||169 km|
|17||July 14||Muret to Saint-Lary-Soulan||178.5 km|
|18||July 15||Pau to Luz Ardiden||130 km|
|19||July 16||Mourenx to Libourne||207 km|
|20||July 17||Libourne to Saint-Émilion||30.8 km|
|21||July 18||Chatou to Paris (Champs-Élysées)||108.5 km|
Watch all the action during the 22-day trials of the 2021 Tour de France, and see which cyclist will be the first to cross the finish line in Paris. Please share this post with your friends so they can enjoy the race from anywhere in the world with a VPN.