The Tour de France is the oldest and most prestigious cycling event in existence. It’s one of the most rigorous and exciting sporting spectacles on the planet, and the 2016 event promises to be no exception. This year, the Tour de France will run for 22 days, from July 2-24, featuring 22 teams from around the world, and TV viewers from all over will be tuning in to experience every moment.
How to Watch Le Tour de France with a VPN
If you don’t have access to a TV broadcast to watch the tour, you’ve got some options that you may not be aware of. With a VPN you can connect to various servers around the world, letting you travel virtually to a country where the Tour de France is being streamed online.
In some countries, streams require a subscription/login, while other countries stream the Tour for free! Here are a few options you could choose from:
Stream the 2016 Tour de France live on Francetv Sport
The Tour de France, on a French broadcast, for free! FranceTVSport is broadcasting the Tour de France for free on its site. With Blockless VPN, you can switch your region to France to view the stream.
- Use Blockless VPN to change your region to France.
- Go to http://www.francetvsport.fr/tour-de-france/direct
- Stream the event live, for free!
Watch the Tour de France Live for Free by simulating the UK
The UK network ITV is also covering the Tour. It’s free but you may need to sign up using a UK postcode (you can find one using this tool).
Here’s how to watch the UK stream with a VPN:
- Connect to the UK region using Blockless VPN.
- Go to http://itv.com/itvplayer/itv4 and sign in, or register with a UK postcode
- Stream away.
Watch the Tour on NBC Sports (USA)
If you want to watch an American broadcast, NBC is streaming the event, although a paid subscription is required.
- Connect to the US region in Blockless.
- Go to http://tourdefrance.nbcsports.com and sign up/sign in (a subscription fee may apply).
- Watch the Tour de France.
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