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 gruelling 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? 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 with this Canstar Blue guide.
How can I watch the 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.
Watch the Tour de France on SBS
SBS and SBS On Demand are the home for all things Tour de France, with the platform hosting all 21 stages live and on-demand with full replays, as well as highlight packages for when you can’t watch the whole thing.
Tour de France Schedule 2023
While some may be keen to catch all 23 days, 21 stages and the 3,400km 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 2023 Tour de France schedule, along with what times you can tune in for every second of the action.
|Stage||Date||Start and Finish||Distance||Start Time|
|1||SAT 01/07/2023||BILBAO > BILBAO||182 KM||7:30pm (AEST)|
|2||SUN 02/07/2023||VITORIA-GASTEIZ > SAINT-SÉBASTIEN||209 KM||8:30pm (AEST)|
|3||MON 03/07/2023||AMOREBIETA-ETXANO > BAYONNE||193.5 KM||8:50pm (AEST)|
|4||TUE 04/07/2023||DAX > NOGARO||182 KM||9:00pm (AEST)|
|5||WED 05/07/2023||PAU > LARUNS||163 KM||8:55pm (AEST)|
|6||THU 06/07/2023||TARBES > CAUTERETS-CAMBASQUE||145 KM||9:00pm (AEST)|
|7||FRI 07/07/2023||MONT-DE-MARSAN > BORDEAUX||170 KM||9:50pm (AEST)|
|8||SAT 08/07/2023||LIBOURNE > LIMOGES||201 KM||8:20pm (AEST)|
|9||SUN 09/07/2023||SAINT-LÉONARD-DE-NOBLAT > PUY DE DÔME||182.5 KM||9:20pm (AEST)|
|10||TUE 11/07/2023||VULCANIA > ISSOIRE||167.5 KM||8:55pm (AEST)|
|11||WED 12/07/2023||CLERMONT-FERRAND > MOULINS||180 KM||8:55pm (AEST)|
|12||THU 13/07/2023||ROANNE > BELLEVILLE-EN-BEAUJOLAIS||169 KM||8:55pm (AEST)|
|13||FRI 14/07/2023||CHÂTILLON-SUR-CHALARONNE > GRAND COLOMBIER||138 KM||9:35pm (AEST)|
|14||SAT 15/07/2023||ANNEMASSE > MORZINE LES PORTES DU SOLEIL||152 KM||8:55pm (AEST)|
|15||SUN 16/07/2023||LES GETS LES PORTES DU SOLEIL > SAINT-GERVAIS MONT-BLANC||179 KM||9:00pm (AEST)|
|Rest||MON 17/07/2023||SAINT-GERVAIS MONT-BLANC||Rest|
|16||TUE 18/07/2023||PASSY > COMBLOUX||22.4 KM||8:55pm (AEST)|
|17||WED 19/07/2023||SAINT-GERVAIS MONT-BLANC > COURCHEVEL||166 KM||8:10pm (AEST)|
|18||THU 20/07/2023||MOÛTIERS > BOURG-EN-BRESSE||185 KM||8:55pm (AEST)|
|19||FRI 21/07/2023||MOIRANS-EN-MONTAGNE > POLIGNY||173 KM||9:05pm (AEST)|
|20||SAT 22/07/2023||BELFORT > LE MARKSTEIN FELLERING||133.5 KM||9:20pm (AEST)|
|21||MON 24/07/2023||SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES > PARIS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES||115.5 KM||12:00am (AEST)|
Information gathered from the official Tour de France website and SBS Guide.
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