The 2018 Tour de France will be the 105th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours. The tour will start a week later than usual and originally planned due to a clash with the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The grand depart of the 3,329 km (2,069 mi) race will take place in Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, in the Vendée department, on the 7 July and the race will finish with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris, on 29 July. A total of 176 (a figure smaller than previous years, because of new UCI rules) riders across 22 teams will participate in the 21-stage race. At 3,329 km (2,069 mi) the tour will be the shortest of the century and will be the fifth time a tour has set out from the Vendée department.
2018 Tour de France TV Schedule
- 1 2018 Tour de France TV Schedule
- 2 Tour de France 2018 Live Streaming Paid Services:
- 3 Tour de France 2018 Live Coverage on Website or 2018 Tour de France Live App on Mobile
- 4 Tour de France 2018 live telecast on Social Media
- 5 How To Watch Tour de France 2018 Live Online Worldwide
- 6 Where can I watch Tour de France 2018 using a VPN?
The final itinerary for the route was announced on 17 October 2017.
|Stage||Date||Course Start / Finish||Distance|
|1||7-Jul||Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Fontenay-le-Comte||189 km (117 mi)||Flat stage|
|2||8-Jul||Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon||183 km (114 mi)||Flat stage|
|3||9-Jul||Cholet to Cholet||35 km (22 mi)||Team time trial|
|4||10-Jul||La Baule to Sarzeau||192 km (119 mi)||Flat stage|
|5||11-Jul||Lorient to Quimper||203 km (126 mi)||Medium mountain stage|
|6||12-Jul||Brest to Mûr-de-Bretagne||181 km (112 mi)||Medium mountain stage|
|7||13-Jul||Fougères to Chartres||231 km (144 mi)||Flat stage|
|8||14-Jul||Dreux to Amiens||181 km (112 mi)||Flat stage|
|9||15-Jul||Arras to Roubaix||154 km (96 mi)||Flat stage|
|10||17-Jul||Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand||159 km (99 mi)||High mountain stage|
|11||18-Jul||Albertville to La Rosière||108 km (67 mi)||High mountain stage|
|12||19-Jul||Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Alpe d’Huez||175 km (109 mi)||High mountain stage|
|13||20-Jul||Le Bourg-d’Oisans to Valence||169 km (105 mi)||Flat stage|
|14||21-Jul||Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Mende||187 km (116 mi)||Medium mountain stage|
|15||22-Jul||Millau to Carcassonne||181 km (112 mi)||Medium mountain stage|
|16||24-Jul||Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon||218 km (135 mi)||High mountain stage|
|17||25-Jul||Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan (Col de Portet)||65 km (40 mi)||High mountain stage|
|18||26-Jul||Trie-sur-Baïse to Pau||172 km (107 mi)||Flat stage|
|19||27-Jul||Lourdes to Laruns||200 km (124 mi)||High mountain stage|
|20||28-Jul||Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette||31 km (19 mi)||Individual time trial|
|21||29-Jul||Houilles to Paris (Champs-Élysées)||115 km (71 mi)||Flat stage|
When are the 2018 Tour de France dates?
Le Tour 2018 is happening July 7th to July 29th.
The route of Le Tour de France changes a little every year, and the 2017 race is no different. Whereas last year’s event took cyclists into Dusseldorf in Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg, this year’s edition includes a few challenging stages in the Alps, including the scenic L’Alep d’Huez.
With 21 challenging stages, including two timed individual trials, only the best will emerge victorious in the latest edition of Le Tour.
Who will win the yellow jersey?
For the past couple of years, Le Tour has been dominated by the Brits of Team Sky. Chris Froome is still going strong, so he’d be our pick for another win in 2018.
Then again, Romain Bardet remains one of the best contenders around. Can Bardet or someone else beat Froome?
When Is the Tour de France?
The 2018 Tour de France runs from Saturday, July 7 until Sunday, July 29. It is the 105th Tour de France and will involve 21 stages, over a massive 3,329 kilometers.
This year’s race will consist of eight flat stages, five hilly stages, six mountain stages (including three altitude finishes) and one individual time-trials stages.
Where Will the Stages Take Place?
This year’s race will span a whopping 36 French counties, and will pop briefly into Spain. However, none of the stages will start or finish outside of France this year. One stage, from Arras to Roubaix, will include a 21.7 km journey over cobbled roads. With that in mind, it is probably just as well that you will be able to watch it from your sofa!
On that front, there is good news too! This year will be the most televised Tour de France ever, with every single stage – from beginning to end – being aired on television (and online). There are a total of 38 official broadcasters that will be televising the competition, with each assigned an exclusive territory. This is great news for folks in the UK because stages will be shown on ITV. However, US Cycling enthusiasts will have to sign up and pay for NBC Sports in order to watch. Many of the official broadcasters of the tournament are actually pay TV sites.
For people who live outside of the UK and Europe, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) will be needed to overcome those pesky geo-restrictions and save you the cost of having to subscribe to the TV service that has the rights to broadcast the race in your area..
If betting odds are anything to go by, the favorites for this year’s Tour de France are:
Chris Froome (Team Sky)
Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb)
Richie Porte (BMC Racing)
Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
Mikel Landa (Team Sky)
Free Live Stream on ITV4
UK TV broadcaster ITV has the rights to broadcast this year’s US Tour de France. It will be showing all of the races live. As ITV4 is free to watch online (on the ITV Hub)
Tour de France 2018 Live Streaming Paid Services:
If you don’t have cable or can’t get a TV, you can still easily watch Tour de France 2018 live streaming on your computer, laptop, phone or streaming device by signing up for cable-free, live-TV services. Your best options when it comes to streaming ESPN include DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue on your Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku Players and other options.
Hulu With Live TV:
Hulu is another option but it costs 40$ per month. Also, check Hulu’s streaming services in your area by typing the zip code. In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live channels, including ESPN . You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Tour de France 2018 on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
ESPN is included in both the “Sling Orange” and “Sling Blue” channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of either, and you can then watch Tour de France 2018 live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app. It’s one of the cheapest options which just costs $25 per month which includes ESPN coverage.
ESPN is included in all of DirecTV Now’s four main channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, plus you can get a free Amazon Fire TV if you prepay two months. Once signed up, you can watch Tour de France 2018 live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app. You can subscribe to a basic package of $35 with DirecTV Now and watch the game online.
Youtube Tv includes ESPN coverage where anyone from any parts of the world can watch Tour de France 2018 through a monthly Subscription of $35 for Youtube TV.
Tour de France 2018 Live Coverage on Website or 2018 Tour de France Live App on Mobile
You can also watch Tour de France 2018 on your computer via the 2018 Tour de France Live website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the 2018 Tour de France Live app. To watch this stream, download and install the app which works:
Stream your favorite Tour de France 2018 live webcast on :
Tour de France 2018 live telecast on Social Media
Nowadays, Social Media like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Reddit etc. are streaming lot of major sports events. We also expect 2018 Tour de France will come live on Youtube or Facebook.
Reddit is one of the best media to find high-quality streams to watch Tour de France 2018 online having huge subscribers and you find best links during the Tour de France 2018.
Youtube is always a better option to watch Tour de France 2018 in high quality. There are a lot of streamers planning to broadcast 2018 Tour de France on Youtube. Stay tuned for links.
Just follow the official Tour de France 2018 page and follow live updates of 2018 Tour de France including highlights and videos.
Twitter is one of the best media to get live updated of Tour de France 2018 Game which includes videos, photos, live scores and latest trending tweets from famous personalities relates to 2018 Tour de France.
How To Watch Tour de France 2018 Live Online Worldwide
Here is the complete guide to watch Tour de France 2018 live online through the streaming options in different countries here:
Australia & New Zealand
France, Spain & Switzerland
Japan & Korea
Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland
Where can I watch Tour de France 2018 using a VPN?
A VPN will enable you to watch Tour de France 2018 from literally anywhere. So that obviously includes: US, Canada, UK, Israel, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Tour de France 2018Belgium, Romania, Mexico, France, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland,Tour de France 2018 Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Hungary, South Africa, Indonesia, China, Argentina, Chile, Russia, Egypt, India and more!