How to watch the Tour de France in Australia

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Arguably the biggest event on two wheels, the Tour de France is a race steeped in tradition, as well as hills, and not for the faint of heart. A grueling 21-stage race set over 23 days, the Tour de France is the Holy Grail for those partial to a Saturday morning ride, but how can you watch it in Australia?

While the Tour met a bump in the road in the form of COVID-19, the race is now back on after a two month postponement. If you’re a fan of cycling, or you just really like aerial shots of the French countryside, find out where to catch all the action below.

How can I watch the Tour de France in Australia?

Where to Watch Tour de France in Australia

SBS has once again secured exclusive rights to the biggest event in cycling, with live coverage of all 21 stages on both SBS and SBS On Demand. While live coverage will start at around 9pm AEST each day (although this may depend on your local guide), those keen on an early bedtime will be able to catch replays and highlights on SBS On Demand, allowing you to catch some Zs as well as all the action from the day.

How can I stream the Tour de France in Australia?

You can stream the Tour de France through SBS On Demand, allowing you to catch all the action live, or re-live the best parts of the day with on-demand replays and highlights. You can sign up for free via the SBS website, with the app free to download on both your phone or tablet, helping you to stay on top of the race while you’re out and about.

Tour de France Schedule 2020

While some may be keen to catch all 23 days, 21 stages and the almost 3,500km journey from start to finish, some will be more inclined to tune into a couple of the day’s events, or even just the time trials. Below is the 2020 Tour de France schedule, along with what times you can tune in for every second of the action.

Stage Date Start & Finish Distance SBS Live Coverage (AEST)
1 Saturday, August 29 Nice Moyen Pays – Nice 156km 9:00pm
2 Sunday, August 30 Nice Haut Pays – Nice 187km 8:30pm
3 Monday, August 31 Nice – Sisteron 198km 9:30pm
4 Tuesday, September 1 Sisteron – Orcieres-Merlette 157km 9:30pm
5 Wednesday, September 2 Gap – Privas 183km 9:30pm
6 Thursday, September 3 Le Teil – Mont Aigoual 191km 9:30pm
7 Friday, September 4 Millau – Lavaur 168km 9:30pm
8 Saturday, September 5 Cazeres-sur-Garonne – Loudenvielle 140km 9:00pm
9 Sunday, September 6 Pau – Laruns 154km 8:30pm
10 Tuesday, September 8 Ile d’Oléron Le Chateau-d’Oléron – Ile de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré 170km 9:30pm
11 Wednesday, September 9 Chatelaillon-Plage – Poitiers 167km 9:30pm
12 Thursday, September 10 Chauvigny – Sarran Correze 218km 9:30pm
13 Friday, September 11 Chatel-Guyon – Puy Mary Cantal 191km 9:30pm
14 Saturday, September 12 Clermont-Ferrand – Lyon 197km 8:30pm
15 Sunday, September 13 Lyon – Grand Colombier 175km 8:30pm
16 Tuesday, September 15 La Tour-du-Pin -Villard-de-Lans 164km 9:30pm
17 Wednesday, September 16 Grenoble -Meribel Col de la Loze 168km 9:30pm
18 Thursday, September 17 Méribel – La Roche-sur-Foron 168km 9:30pm
19 Friday, September 18 Bourg-en-Bresse – Champagnole 160km 9:30pm
20 Saturday, September 19 Lure – La Planche des Belles Filles 36km 8:30pm
21 Sunday, September 20 Mantes-la-Jolie – Paris Champs- Élyées 122km 11:30pm

Information gathered from the official Tour de France website and SBS Guide.

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