The Tour de France is in full swing. If you missed the first week of cycling's crowning event, then you haven't missed anything. It's not until the second week of the three-week race that things get interesting when the mountain stages begin. Other than the current leader getting to wear a yellow jersey, I know next to nothing about the Tour de France, but I find myself tuning in just to watch the pretty French countryside go by and the insane climbs and insaner descents in and out of the Alps.
Here's what you need to know about how to stream the Tour de France.
When is it?
The Tour de France started on July 7 and ends on Sunday, July 29 on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
How can I watch the tour on TV?
The Tour de France is broadcast on NBC and NBCSN. Live coverage begins between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. ET and runs to 12:00 or 12:30 p.m. ET depending on the day (or Stage, in cycling parlance),
How can I watch the tour online?
You can livestream the tour on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, but you will need to prove you have a TV subscription that includes NBC. If you are really into the Tour, then you can pay $49.99 a year for NBC Sports Gold Cycling Pass, which delivers commercial-free live coverage.
Cord cutters have a number of options to watch the tour. You can livestream the tour with one of the big five live-TV streaming services or FuboTV, provided you live in a market that gets live feeds of NBC and NBCSN (as opposed to only video on-demand content). Each service offers a free, 7-day trial.
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