Stage 20 Tour de France live stream: how to watch the cycling climax online from anywhere


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Wow! Just…wow! Yesterday’s events at the 2019 Tour de France will be remembered by cycling fans for a long, long time. Hail stones on the road; the stage suddenly shortened; Egan Bernal suddenly wearing the yellow jersey. It all happened. So now it’s all down to Stage 20 – 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 20.

Tour de France Stage 20 – where and when

Stage 20 of the 2019 Tour de France takes place among the the Alps in a modified course thanks to the weather as the riders go from Albertville to Val Thorens. The official stage length is 130km, but it sounds as though it may now be more than 50% shorter than planned at only 59km.

It’s set to take place on Saturday, July 27 with the riders getting started at 2.30pm local time (so that’s around 1.30pm BST, 8.30am ET, 5.30am PT).

So where are we after all the drama? It’s the 22-year old Colombian Bernal of Team Ineos that now leads the way with one competitive stage to go. He was the pre-Tour favorite and has been near the top of the general classification for most of the race, but it was a big slice of good fortune that means he’ll wear the yellow on the penultimate stage.

French native Alaphilippe had worn that very same jersey for the vast majority of the 2019 Tour de France and is only 48 seconds behind. He needs (another) stage of a lifetime today to take his shot at glory. Reigning champion Geraint Thomas sits in third place in the general classifications in a spirited defence of his title. While Steven Kruijswijk and Emanuel Buchmann are the only other two riders that really have a chance to steal the title.

Whatever happens, it’s set to be one heck of a ride! And 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 20 with Tour de France live stream options no matter where you are today.

Live stream Tour de France Stage 20 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.

They’re surprisingly easy to use and have the double benefit of giving you an extra layer of security as you surf the web. There are lots of options, and we’ve tested loads of them – our #1 pick is ExpressVPN due to its speed, security and sheer simplicity to use. We also love that it can be used on so many operating systems and devices (e.g. iOS, Android, Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, Roku, games consoles, etc).

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How to live stream Tour de France Stage 20 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 20 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

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Live stream Tour de France stage 20 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 20 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.




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