How to stream the 2019 Tour de France for free

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The 106th edition of the Tour de France is upon us. Started in 1903, the most recognizable race in cycling follows the formula of other European races—21 days of cycling in a 23-day schedule—and does it primarily in France’s diverse terrain. Lately, Team Sky has been the dominant force in the race, capturing six of the last seven titles. Its sponsorship changed to Team Ineos this year, but led by current champion (Geraint Thomas), the team remains one to watch. 

However, four-time winner Chris Froome will sit out this edition following a significant crash last month leaving him with injuries. That may provide an opportunity for riders like Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida), Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) to claim the yellow jersey, though Ineos’ Egan Arley Bernal Gomez is also a prime contender.

What channel is the Tour de France on?

The Tour de France will be broadcast on NBCSN.

How long does the race last?

The race starts on July 6—this year, from Brussels, the capital of Belgium—and then, true to its name, goes around France, finishing on the Champs-Elysses in Paris on July 28. There are two rest days (July 16 and July 22), but otherwise, there’s racing every day, with the riders completing anywhere from a spring of 27.2 km (16.9 miles) to 230 km (142.9 miles).

How to watch the Tour de France online for free

Each of the following services carries NBCSN, providing a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch the Tour de France for free.

1) Sling TV

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Sling Orange + Blue

Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and local channels. If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS for an array of additional sports, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)

Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from LaLiga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.


2) FuboTV

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FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). It features NBCSN and its wall-to-wall Tour de France coverage. Additionally, if you’re a soccer fan, it will appear tailor-made for you, with all the Women’s World Cup matches in glorious 4k, plus 10 beIN SPORTS channels, NBCSN, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League action via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list and our comprehensive FuboTV review.)

FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.


3) PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue’s Core package

PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for cycling fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. NBCSN is part of a basic package of channels that offer soccer and other sports program, and the options increase at the Core, Elite, and Ultra levels. (Here are all of the PlayStation Vue channels and our PlayStation Vue review.)


4) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu + Live TV

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)


5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for cycling fans, with NBCSN as part of its package. It also leans toward soccer, including TNT for Champions League matches, NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


The 2019 Tour de France teams

Each team has eight riders; the nationality with the team name refers to the organizer/sponsors — all of the teams boast a multinational ridership.

Team Ineos (Great Britain)

Geraint Thomas
Egan Arley Bernal Gomez
Nicolás Jonathan Castroviejo
Michal Kwiatkowski
Gianni Moscon
Wout Poels
Luke Rowe
Dylan Van Baarle

Bora-Hansgrohe (Germany)

Peter Sagan
Emanuel Buchmann
Marcus Burghardt
Patrick Konrad
Gregor Mühlberger
Daniel Oss
Lukas Pöstlberger
Maximilian Schachmann

Deceuninck – Quick-Step (Belgium)

Julian Alaphilippe
Kasper Asgreen
Dries Devenyns
Yves Lampaert
Enric Mas Nicolau
Michael Morkov
Maximiliano Ariel Richeze
Elia Viviani

Ag2r La Mondiale (France)

Romain Bardet
Mikael Cherel
Benoit Cosnefroy
Mathias Frank
Tony Gallopin
Alexis Gougeard
Oliver Naesen
Alexis Vuillermoz

Bahrain-Merida (Bahrain)

Vincenzo Nibali
Damiano Caruso
Sonny Colbrelli
Rohan Dennis
Ivan Garcia Cortina
Matej Mohoric
Dylan Teuns
Jan Tratnik

Groupama-FDJ (France)

Thibaut Pinot
William Bonnet
David Gaudu
Stefan Küng
Matthieu Ladagnous
Rudy Molard
Sébastien Reichenbach
Anthony Roux

Movistar Team (Spain)

Nairo Quintana
Alejandro Valverde
Andrey Amador
Imanol Erviti
Mikel Landa Meana
Nelson Oliveira
Marc Soler
Carlos Verona Quintanilla

Astana Pro Team (Kazakhstan)

Jakob Fuglsang
Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia
Omar Fraile Matarranz
Hugo Houle
Gorka Izaguirre Insausti
Alexey Lutsenko
Magnus Cort Nielsen
Luis León Sanchez

Team Jumbo-Visma (Netherlands)

Steven Kruijswijk
George Bennett
Laurens De Plus
Dylan Groenewegen
Amund Grøndahl Jansen
Tony Martin
Mike Teunissen
Wout Van Aert

EF Education First (USA)

Rigoberto Uran
Niccolò Bonifazio
Simon Clarke
Tanel Kangert
Sebastian Langeveld
Tom Scully
Tejay Van Garderen
Michael Woods

Mitchelton-Scott (Australia)

Simon Yates
Luke Durbridge
Jack Haig
Michael Hepburn
Daryl Impey
Christopher Juul Jensen
Matteo Trentin
Simon Yates

CCC Team (Poland)

Greg Van Avermaet
Patrick Bevin
Alessandro De Marchi
Simon Geschke
Serge Pauwels
Joseph Rosskopf
Michael Schär
Lukasz Wisniowski

UAE Team Emirates (UAE)

Daniel Martin
Fabio Aru
Sven Erik Bystrøm
Rui Costa
Sergio Luis Henao Montoya
Alexander Kristoff
Vegard Stake Laengen
Jasper Philipsen

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

Richie Porte
Julien Bernard
Giulio Ciccone
Koen De Kort
Fabio Felline
Bauke Mollema
Toms Skujins
Jasper Stuyven

Team Sunweb (Germany)

Michael Matthews
Nikias Arndt
Cees Bol
Chad Haga
Lennard Kämna
Wilco Kelderman
Søren Kragh Andersen
Nicolas Roche

Cofidis, Solutions Credits (France)

Christophe Laporte
Natnael Berhane
Nicolas Edet
Jesus Herrada
Anthony Perez
Pierre Luc Perichon
Stéphane Rossetto
Julien Simon

Lotto Soudal (Belgium)

Tiesj Benoot
Jasper De Buyst
Thomas De Gendt
Caleb Ewan
Jens Keukeleire
Roger Kluge
Maxime Monfort
Tim Wellens

Total Direct Energie (France)

Lilian Calmejane
Niccolò Bonifazio
Fabien Grellier
Paul Ourselin
Romain Sicard
Rein Taaramäe
Niki Terpstra
Anthony Turgis

Team Katusha Alpecin (Switzerland)

Ilnur Zakarin
Jens Debusschere
Alex Dowsett
José Gonçalves
Marco Haller
Nils Politt
Mads Schmidt Würtz
Rick Zabel

Wanty-Gobert Cycling Team (Belgium)

Guillaume Martin
Frederik Backaert
Aime De Gendt
Odd Christian Eiking
Xandro Meurisse
Andrea Pasqualon
Kevin Van Melsen
Loïc Vliegen

Team Dimension Data (South Africa)

Edvald Boasson Hagen
Michael Valgren
Lars Bak Ytting
Stephen Cummings
Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg
Benjamin King
Roman Kreuziger
Giacomo Nizzolo

Team Arkea-Samsic (France)

Warren Barguil
Maxime Bouet
Anthony Delaplace
Elie Gesbert
André Greipel
Kevin Ledanois
Amael Moinard
Florian Vachon

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