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How To Watch The Tour de France

Pro cyclists compete in the most famous and prestigious race in the world.

CYCLING: Tour de France-Stage Twenty
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With the event quickly approaching, you don’t want to be left wondering how to watch the Tour de France. The Tour de France is a competition widely considered by many to be the most famous bicycle race in the world — not to mention one of the most difficult.

The 2023 route will ask racers to bike over 3,400 kilometers (2,100-plus miles) of flat roads, hills, and mountains. Stage 1 will kick off in Bilbao, Spain, on July 1, and the final stage will conclude on Sunday, July 23 in Paris. 

What’s at stake? This year’s pool of 22 international teams will be racing to win the grand prize of 2.3 million euros (nearly $2.49 million). The overall individual winner will earn a bonus prize of 500,000 euros (about $540,000).

Here’s how to watch every pedal of the 2023 Tour de France without cable.

Where can you stream the Tour de France?

Streaming ServicePrice per Month Free Trial
Sling TV$40+No
YouTube TV$72.99+Yes
Hulu + Live TV$76.99+No
Fubo$74.99+Yes
DIRECTV STREAM$79.99+Yes
Peacock$4.99+No

What channels air the Tour de France?

NBC has secured exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the Tour de France, so the 2023 race will air on NBC, USA, and Peacock.

How to watch the Tour de France on Sling TV (our preferred service)

PlanPrice per MonthChannelsFree Trial
Sling Orange$40+31No
Sling Blue$45+42No
Sling Orange & Blue$60+48No

Sling TV offers three different plans: Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling Orange & Blue. Sling Orange starts at $40 per month and includes 31 channels, including popular sports channels like ESPN, TNT, and TBS. Sling Blue runs $45 monthly and offers 42 channels, including sports channels like NFL Network and Fox Sports 1.

With Sling Blue, you’ll get USA, where you’ll be able to watch most of the event coverage that isn’t streaming exclusively on Peacock

How to watch the Tour de France: Other options

Tour de France schedule 2023

The 2023 Tour de France runs from July 1 through July 23 across 21 stages starting in Bilbao, Spain, and ending on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. You can view the entire schedule below. 

Friday, July 1

  • 9:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network
  • 10 a.m. Stage 1: Copenhagen/Copenhagen (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Saturday, July 2

  • 6 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 6:10 a.m. Stage 2: Roskilde/Nyborg (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 2: Roskilde/Nyborg (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network
  • 1 p.m. Stage 2: Roskilde/Nyborg, NBC

Sunday, July 3

  • 6:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7 a.m. Stage 3: Vejle/Sonderborg (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 3: Vejle/Sonderborg (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Tuesday, July 5

  • 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7:30 a.m. Stage 4: Dunkerque/Calais (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 4: Dunkerque/Calais (LIVE) Peacock, USA Network

Wednesday, July 6

  • 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7:30 a.m. Stage 5: Lille Metropole/Arenberg Porte du Hainaut (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 5: Lille Metropole/Arenberg Porte du Hainaut (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Thursday, July 7

  • 6 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 6:10 a.m. Stage 6: Binche/Longwy (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 6: Binche/Longwy (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Friday, July 8

  • 6:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7 a.m. Stage 7: Tomblaine/La Super Planche des Belles Filles (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 7: Tomblaine/La Super Planche des Belles Filles (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Saturday, July 9

  • 6:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE) Peacock
  • 7 a.m. Stage 8: Dole/Lausanne (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 8: Dole/Lausanne (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Sunday, July 10

  • 6 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 6:30 a.m. Stage 9: Aigle/Chatel Les Portes du Soleil (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 9: Aigle/Chatel Les Portes du Soleil (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Tuesday, July 12

  • 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7:30 a.m. Stage 10: Morzine Les Portes du Soleil/Megeve (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 10: Morzine Les Portes du Soleil/Megeve (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Wednesday, July 13

  • 6 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 6:30 a.m. Stage 11: Albertville/Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 11: Albertville/Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Thursday, July 14

  • 6:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7 a.m. Stage 12: Briancon/Alpe D’Huez (LIVE), Peacock
  • 3 p.m. Stage 12: Briancon/Alpe D’Huez, USA Network

Friday, July 15

  • 6:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7 a.m. Stage 13: Le Bourg D’Oisans/Saint-Etienne (LIVE), Peacock
  • 3 p.m. Stage 13: Le Bourg D’Oisans/Saint-Etienne, USA Network

Saturday, July 16

  • 6 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 6:10 a.m. Stage 14: Saint-Etienne/Mende (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 14: Saint-Etienne/Mende (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Sunday, July 17

  • 6:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7 a.m. Stage 15: Rodez/Carcassonne (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 15: Rodez/Carcassonne (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Tuesday, July 19

  • 6 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 6:30 a.m. Stage 16: Carcassonne/Foix (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 16: Carcassonne/Foix (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Wednesday, July 20

  • 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7:10 a.m. Stage 17: Saint-Gaudens/Peyragudes (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 17: Saint-Gaudens/Peyragudes (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Thursday, July 21

  • 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7:30 a.m. Stage 18: Lourdes/Hautacam (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 18: Lourdes/Hautacam (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Friday, July 22

  • 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7:10 a.m. Stage 19: Castelnau-Magnoac/Cahors (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 19: Castelnau-Magnoac/Cahors (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network

Saturday, July 23

  • 6:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock
  • 7 a.m. Stage 20: Lacapelle-Marival/Rocamadour (LIVE), Peacock
  • 8 a.m. Stage 20: Lacapelle-Marival/Rocamadour (LIVE), NBC, Peacock

Sunday July 24

  • 10 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network
  • 10:30 a.m. Stage 21: Paris La Defense Arena/Paris Champs-Elysees (LIVE), Peacock, USA Network
  • 2 p.m. Stage 21: Paris La Defense Arena/Paris Champs-Elysees, NBC

FAQ

Is the Tour de France free on Peacock?

No, the Tour de France is not free on Peacock. Peacock plans start at $4.99 per month.

Can I watch the Tour de France on Hulu?

Yes, you can watch the Tour de France on Hulu with a Hulu + Live TV plan, which starts at $76.99 per month.

What channel is the Tour de France on in the U.S.?

The 2023 Tour de France will stream on NBC, USA, and Peacock

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