The 2021 Tour de France coverage is almost over, concluding with Stage 21 on Sunday, July 18. It began on Saturday, June 26.
Race coverage begins at around at 6 a.m. ET on Peacock and NBCSN. Full schedule of stages below.
The excitement is almost over, as the 2021 Tour de France live streams finish this Sunday, with Stage 21. That said, everything feels final for the overall winner seems obvious. Yesterday, Stage 18 saw Tadej Pogacar win and keep the yellow jersey, solidifying the fact that he's likely winning the whole thing.
Today, on the 207km route to Libourne, most eyes will be on a pair chasing at the points. Michael Matthews (from Australia, representing Team BikeExchange), is on the tail of Mark Cavendish (of Great Britain and Team Deceuninck-Quick Step).
Going into today, Cavendish had a 38-point advantage, and with 20 points on the line, Matthews could get closer to that green jersey. That said, Cavendish is one stage win away from breaking Eddy Merck's record, so we doubt he'll be giving anyone a chance.
The three-week race is now live, with 184 riders in 23 teams, pedaling through 21 stages, including three summit finishes and two individual time trials. The strongest all-around rider will emerge victorious at the end.
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The 2021 Tour de France is following its usual summer schedule, after last year's edition was delayed to the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. That means it's been only nine months since Tadej Pogacar won his first Tour de France.
Favorites in this year's race include Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers).
Here's everything you need to watch the 2021 Tour de France live stream.
How to watch 2021 Tour de France live stream with a VPN
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Tour de France live streams in the US
In the U.S., the 2021 Tour de France live stream is available daily on Peacock Premium. Stages generally begin around 6 or 7 a.m. ET.
Live coverage will also air on NBCSN, which requires a cable subscription. If you've cut the cord, you can get NBCSN via live TV streaming services (depending on your region), including Fubo TV, Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV, and AT&T TV Now. Of these options, we recommend Fubo and Sling.
If you love sports, you'll want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial, so you don't need to pay up front. The Starter Plan ($64.99) features dozens of channels including NBCSN, ESPN, Fox Sports and more.
Sling TV (opens in new tab) is one of the best values among cable alternatives. The Sling Blue package comes with 30-plus channels in the lineup, including NBCSN.
Peacock (opens in new tab) is one of the newest streaming services but houses a great library, including the entirety of The Office. It's also home to a ton of sports, including the upcoming Olympics, Premier League matches and WWE wrestling.
Tour de France live streams in the UK
Cycling enthusiasts have several options for watching the 2021 Tour de France live stream.
ITV4 will have free, daily live coverage on TV from around 10:45 a.m. to 4:30pm local time. The ITV Hub (opens in new tab) will also feature live streams of the 2021 Tour de France.
Eurosport and GCN are also streaming the the race. A subscription to Eurosport Player (opens in new tab) costs £6.99 per month and £39.99 per year. The GCN Race Pass (opens in new tab) is available in the UK and Australia and costs £39.99 for a year.
Tour de France live streams in Canada
Canadians can get all the Tour de France action exclusively on FloBikes (opens in new tab). A subscription to the service costs $30 per month or $150 for the year, and you also get access to other big races.
Tour de France live streams in Australia
Cycling fans Down Under can access the 2021 Tour de France live stream through SBS On Demand. (opens in new tab)
2021 Tour de France stages schedule
Here's the schedule and route for the 21 stages of the 2021 Tour de France.
|1||June 26||Brest to Landerneau||198 km (123 mi)||Hilly|
|2||June 27||Perros-Guirec to Mûr-de-Bretagne (Guerlédan)||183.5 km (114.0 mi)||Medium mountain|
|3||June 28||Lorient to Pontivy||183 km (114 mi)||Flat|
|4||June 29||Redon to Fougères||150.5 km (93.5 mi)||Flat|
|5||June 30||Changé to Laval||27.2 km (16.9 mi)||Individual time trial|
|6||July 1||Tours to Châteauroux||161 km (100 mi)||Flat|
|7||July 2||Vierzon to Le Creusot||249.5 km (155.0 mi||Medium mountain|
|8||July 3||Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand||151 km (94 mi)||Mountain|
|9||July 4, 5||Cluses to Tignes / Tignes||145 km (90 mi)||Mountain /rest|
|10||July 6||Albertville to Valence||191 km (119 mi)||Flat|
|11||July 7||Sorgues to Malaucène||199 km (124 mi)||Mountain|
|12||July 8||Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Nîmes||159.5 km (99.1 mi)||Flat|
|13||July 9||Nîmes to Carcassonne||220 km (140 mi)||Flat|
|14||July 10||Carcassonne to Quillan||184 km (114 mi)||Medium mountain|
|15||July 11, 12||Céret to Andorra la Vella (Andorra) / Andorra la Vella (Andorra)||191.5 km (119.0 mi)||Mountain / rest|
|16||July 13||El Pas de la Casa (Andorra) to Saint-Gaudens||169 km (105 mi)||Medium mountain|
|17||July 14||Muret to Saint-Lary-Soulan (Col de Portet)||178.5 km (110.9 mi)||Mountain|
|18||July 15||Pau to Luz Ardiden||130 km (81 mi)||Mountain|
|19||July 16||Mourenx to Libourne||207 km (129 mi)||Flat|
|20||July 17||Libourne to Saint-Émilion||30.8 km (19.1 mi)||Individual time trial|
|21||July 18||Chatou to Paris (Champs-Élysées)||108.5 km (67.4 mi)||Flat|