Where can I watch the Tour de France?
The Tour de France is subject to geo-restrictions based on race rights. The live race is available to GCN+ subscribers who are in: Europe and Asia-Pacific, excluding Australia, New Zealand China and Japan. The Tour de France is not available in North America or Latin America. A full VOD replay of the tour is available to subscribers in the same locations. You can check out the full race listings for 2021 in your country here.
What and when can I watch?
Live racing: If you are in the territories above and are a GCN+ subscriber, you can watch the full race (from start to finish) with commentary available in English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, French, Dutch and ambient sound. You can watch The Breakaway – a live before and after show each stage – with analysis from ex-pro cyclists. This extended broadcast is also available for subscribers to view on demand and is available in English.
Highlights: Our highlights package (3) is also available as soon as possible after the finish of each race. You can find the highlights in the "Highlights/Extra" tab for each race. This shorter highlight package is available to GCN+ subscribers worldwide.
Extended highlights: We work to make sure that our extended highlights package is also available as soon as possible after the finish of the races. The extended highlights are available in Europe and Asia-Pacific (excluding New Zealand) and Latin America. You can find the extended highlights under the "Highlights/Extra" tab for each race in the GCN app and on the Race TV web player.
How can I watch the Tour de France with GCN+?
The Tour de France will be available to watch for GCN+ subscribers where the rights described above allow.
· On mobile in the GCN app on Android (download here) and iOS (download here)
· Casting via Chromecast is support on Android and iOS
· Casting via AirPlay is supported on iOS
· On connected devices including:
· Amazon Fire Stick
· Samsung TV (2018-2020 models, not available in the USA)
· Android TV
· On our web player (here)
I'm not a subscriber: How do I subscribe to GCN+?
You can subscribe on a monthly or annual basis. All you need to do is click here to find out more and subscribe. If you've got questions, just get in touch via the contact details at the end of this article. We're here to help.
About the Tour de France
This three-week race is regarded by many as one of the toughest sporting events in the world. With 21 gruelling stages to complete over a 23-day period, adding up to around 3,500km in total, the Tour de France is a race of pure endurance. The oldest state-race in the cycling calendar, it was a pioneer of multi-day bicycle racing, with a dynamic route that is sure to favour all-rounders and stage racing specialists. The question is, which rider best fits this bill? Primož Roglič, Remco Evenepoel, Tadej Pogačar and Tom Dumoulin certainly do, but only one can emerge victorious in Paris come the end of the race. Who will it be?
The Tour’s return to a more traditional format has been welcomed by many, especially those who believed that the race was becoming too much like La Vuelta, with its crazily short stages and early summit finishes.
The 2021 route, which is due to start in Brest and finish in Paris, is headlined by three gruelling summit finishes, two individual time trials and a high-mountain stage that features two ascents of Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence. The rest of the route is quite reminiscent of Tours from the early 2000s however, with a steady mix of sprint stages, hilly stages and classic mountain stages- although unlike the 1920s were hoping all the riders make it to the end!
(GCN Tour de France Explained - (5) The Tour de France Explained | Everything You Need To Know About The Biggest Bike Race In The World - YouTube)
(Video about this year’s tour).
Read our full preview of the Tour in the GCN app here. We’ll have day-by-day previews which are updated after each stage, too. You can watch our preview video in the GCN app or on web here and on YouTube here or below.
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