Tour de France 2020 is around the corner. If you are just like many other avid cycling fans, you will surely want to keep up with the spectacular moments from Stage one to the final stage.
The pandemic does not stop Tour de France 2020 from happening, only postponing it. And for those who have been up for this and want to watch Tour de France 2020 right at their favorite screen, you can stick to this post until the end to figure out how to watch the upcoming spectacle.
Tour de France 2020 TV Coverage
Tour de France 2020 starts from August 29, 2020.From the day 1 to the final day of the event, NBC will conduct the broadcasting. The officials have confirmed that NBC is the main broadcaster in the US. Meanwhile, folks in the European countries could tune into Eurosport to watch the Tour de France 2020. Since Tour de France is an international event, it is very possible that you can also watch it in your area by using your local coverage option.
NBC is surely available in your TV option. If you are going to watch it online, you could use your user’s credentials to login the NBC through your favorite browser, or use the NBC app to watch it through your favorite device.
If you are not using a TV subscription, there are two ways to watch the event.
The first one is the NBC Sports Gold Cycling pass which you can get from the official page of NBC. The Gold Cycling Pass allows you to watch the upcoming Tour de France 2020 event along with the additional bonus content.
For the cord cutters, you could use the live streaming services which are available in your country. The key here is to pick the live streaming service which includes the official channel of Tour de France broadcaster. For instance, if you are looking into NBC, you could get the live streaming service like FuboTV. Keep in mind that the live streaming services availability might be different in your country.
Tour De France 2020 TV Schedule and Route
You can see the Tour De France schedule 2020 here.
|STAGE||TYPE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE|
|1||Flat||Saturday, August 29, 2020||Nice Moyen Pays > Nice||156 km|
|2||Mountain||Sunday, August 30, 2020||Nice Haut Pays > Nice||187 km|
|3||Flat||Monday, August 31, 2020||Nice > Sisteron||198 km|
|4||Flat||Tuesday, September 1, 2020||Sisteron > Orcières-Merlette||157km|
|5||Flat||Wednesday, September 2, 2020||Gap > Privacy||183 km|
|6||Hilly||Thursday, September 3, 2020||Le Teil > Mont Aigoual||191 km|
|7||Flat||Friday, September 4, 2020||Millau > Lavaur||168 km|
|8||Mountain||Saturday, September 5, 2020||Cazères-Sur-Garonne > Loudenvielle||140 km|
|9||Mountain||Sunday, September 6, 2020||Pau > Laruns||154 km|
|–||Rest Day||Monday, September 7, 2020||La Charente-Maritime||–|
|10||Flat||Tuesday, september 8, 2020||Île d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron > Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré||170 km|
|11||Flat||Wednesday, september 9, 2020||Châtelaillon-Plage > Poitiers||167 km|
|12||Hilly||Thursday, september 10, 2020||Chauvigny > Sarran Corrèze||218 km|
|13||Mountain||Friday, september 11, 2020||Châtel-Guyon > Puy Mary Cantal||191 km|
|14||Flat||Saturday, september 12, 2020||Clermont-Ferrand > Lyon||197 km|
|15||Mountain||Sunday, september 13, 2020||Lyon > Grand Colombier||175 km|
|–||Rest Day||Monday, september 14, 2020||Isère||–|
|16||Mountain||Tuesday, September 15, 2020||La Tour-du-Pin > Villard-de-Lens||164 km|
|17||Mountain||Wednesday, September 16, 2020||Grenoble > Méribel Col de la Loze||168 km|
|18||Mountain||Thursday, September 17, 2020||Méribel > La Roche-Sur-Foron||168 km|
|19||Flat||Friday, September 18, 2020||Bourg-en-Bresse > Champagnole||160 km|
|20||Individual time-trial||Saturday, September 19, 2020||Lure > La Planche des Belles Filles||36 km|
|21||Flat||Sunday, September 20, 2020||Mantes-la-Jolie > Paris Champs-Élysées||122 km|
2020 Tour de France TV Coverage from different Countries
As mentioned, there are various channels which have confirmed their participation in broadcasting Tour de France 2020. The option that you take will depend on the country you are living or traveling in. For instance, if you are in the US, you will be sticking to NBC Sports to watch the event. People in the European countries can mostly tune in Eurosport. But some countries in Europe also have their own broadcasting channels.
In France, the viewers can use FranceTVSport to view the Tour de France 2020. The officials in France have confirmed that FranceTVSport will conduct the full spectacle. So, whether you are a resident in France, or a traveler, consider tuning into the respective channel to see the moments. If you’re using a laptop or PC, simply go to the official site and watch it through your favorite browser.
NBC will broadcast all of the stage events for the 2020 Tour de France. From 29 August, NBC will consecutively broadcast from stage to stage. There will be commercial ads for the average TV users.
If you prefer commercial-free live stream coverage, consider to take the package from NBC Sports Gold Cycling Pass. If you have cut the cords, you can also use the live streaming services which include NBC in their plans. FuboTV, for instance, includes NBC in its package.
Eurosport is available in Germany as the European country. The provider has confirmed that Eurosport will broadcast the entire event. Expect some commercial-ads in this big event. But don’t worry. Just like other spectacular sporting events, the commercials will be shorter. Besides the TV, you can also use Eurosport Player on your smartphone or tablet. You can also use this app in the Smart TV or other TV connected devices.
For folks in the UK, you could tune into ITV4 to watch the Tour de France 2020. Experience the seamless broadcasting quality through your TV package. If you are Sky subscriber, you could use your credentials to login to the official site of ITV4. From there, you can watch Tour de France 2020 through your favorite device. ITV4 also comes with the app for iOS and Android devices. Download the app and watch it through your favorite device.
Eurosport is a great channel for Italian viewers. Thanks to the local provider liaison with Eurosport, you will be able to enjoy the seamless TV and live streaming experience through Eurosport. Tune into Eurosport on your TV device to watch the spectacle completely. Or use its app to watch online.
Belgium has two regions which come with different channels to broadcast Tour de France 2020.
Belgium Walloon (RTBF – digital)
RTBF is a live streaming service in the area of Belgium Walloon. If you are in the Walloon region, consider taking it as your option to view the spectacle.
Belgium Flemish (VRT één)
The Flemish region of Belgium has different options. VRT een is the option for you.
In Australia, the SBS or Special Broadcasting Service will handle the coverage of Tour de France 2020. SBS is available on TV, as well as online. The program name is SBS Online. As the name suggests, this service allows you to enjoy some programs, including Tour de France through your browser, or mobile device. There is also SBS on-demand but we haven’t received confirmation that Tour de France 2020 will also be available on-demand. If you are not sure, reach out your provider for further information.
Viewers in Canada can tune into FloBikes to stream the Tour de France 2020. You can watch your favorite live events and the coverage anytime, anywhere in the country. Download and install its FloSports app to get the coverage of the upcoming event. You can also use the FloSports app to access the event replays.
In the Netherlands, the option for you is NOS – Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. It is a no.1 public broadcasting company in the Netherlands. Since it is a public broadcasting system, you can find this option almost anywhere in the country.
TV2 Sport might be available in your current TV cable subscription. You can also stream the event through its official site.
Eurosport is the channel that you’d like to turn on when watching Tour de France 2020 in the country. You could also download the Eurosport app and install it in your device so that you can watch Tour de France 2020 anywhere, anytime you want.