If the 2019 Tour de France has been a bit of a sleeper hit, yesterday it absolutely came alive in the Alps. Nairo Quintana was the star man with an outrageously good ride in the mountains, but Julian Alaphilippe more then held is own to retain the yellow jersey. To see the sights and the cycling from just about anywhere on Earth, be sure to follow our Tour de France live stream guide for Stage 19.
Tour de France Stage 19 – where and when
Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France sees the riders arrive in the Alps as they go from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes. The official stage length is 126.5km.
It’s set to take place on Friday, July 26 with the first riders getting started at 1.45pm local time (so that’s around 1pm BST, 8am ET, 5am PT).
Just when you think Le Tour can’t get any harder, the vertiginous landscape of the Alps emerges in to view. There may only be two proper stages left, but bear in mind that the field have already covered over 3,000km. And now’s the time that the pack have to make a move on the leaders – it should be an action-packed stage with some muscle-burning climbs and exhilarating descents.
Can the French native Alaphilippe really do it. Many commentators thought he would have broken by now, but he just keeps going! Reigning champion Geraint Thomas sits in third place in the general classifications in a spirited defence of his title. He and Colombian Egan Bernal – also of Team Ineos – are now loitering well within range of the top spots, but they can’t wait much longer to make their move.
To make sure that you don’t miss a single minute of the action, keep reading our guide. We’ll tell you all the best (and FREE) ways to watch Stage 19 with Tour de France live stream options no matter where you are today.
Live stream Tour de France Stage 19 from outside your country
We have details of all the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand broadcasters further down this guide. Good news in the UK and Australia where it’s on free-to-air TV.
If you’re obsessed by watching Le Tour and refuse to miss a stage – even when you’re away on business or on holiday – then you’ll be disappointed to see your domestic coverage geo-blocked when you try to stream online from abroad. That’s where utilising a VPN (Virtual Private Network ) really helps. It let’s you virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that’s back in your home country. Thus letting you watch as if you were back there.
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How to live stream Tour de France Stage 19 FREE in the UK
We’re delighted to say that ITV4 is showing all of the stages on Le Tour. You can watch via a TV, online or you can stream via mobile or tablet using the ITV Hub app.
Today’s coverage begins at 12.30pm BST with the stage itself kicking off shortly afterwards.
Want to watch this stage but out of the UK? You can use a VPN to relocate your ISP to a server in the UK and watch as if you were back at home.
How to watch Stage 19 of Le Tour in the US
NBC Sports is the official broadcaster for the Tour de France 2019 in the US. You’ll need to sign-up if you’re not already receiving this channel.
For the most extensive coverage NBC has to offer, you can subscribe to NBC Sports Gold, which is offering a Cycling Pass for $54.99, delivering live, on-demand and commercial free coverage of the Tour.
If you’re not interested in cable but still want to watch then there are plenty more TV streaming services available to watch on. Here’s a selection of the best, most of which also have a free trial:
– Discover our pick of all the US’s best sports streaming sites
Live stream Tour de France stage 19 in Australia for FREE
Getting a Tour de France live stream Down Under is absolutely free thanks to SBS and its apps.
Of course watching this stage as it happens depends on whether you’re prepared to stay awake for it – SBS coverage starts at 8.30pm AEST.
If you happen to be outside outside Australia as it happens but still want to catch that SBS broadcast, using a VPN will let you watch as if you were back at home.
Stream Tour de France 2019 Stage 19 live in Canada
Sportsnet – the specialist subscription sports station – will be showing this and every stage of Le Tour. If you don’t already have access, you can sign up to Sportsnet NOW for a live HD stream on your computer or mobile device. You can go for a 7-day pass for $9.99 or $19.99 for a month that will sort you for every single stage. For French-speaking coverage in Canada, viewers will need to tune into RDS Sports.
However, if you want to watch while away from Canada, your best bet is to use a VPN and access the coverage.
How to watch Tour de France 2019 in New Zealand
Sky Sports will be showing this stage of the Tour de France – sorry, there’s no free ways to watch in New Zealand annoyingly. But that won’t bother you if you’re obsessed by Le Tour – and neither will the unsociable coverage times.