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2021 Tour de France live stream: How to watch Stage 19 of the race online

2021 Tour de France live stream: how to watch online
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Tour de France start time, schedule

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. 

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

If you're worried about how to watch the 2021 Tour de France live stream when you're away from home and can't access your usual streaming services, fear not. A virtual private network, or VPN, makes it so that you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town, so you can access the same streaming services you've already paid for. 

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Tour de France live streams in the US

Tour de France live streams in the US

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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.

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Tour de France live streams in the UK

Tour de France live streams in the UK

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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 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 costs £6.99 per month and £39.99 per year. The GCN Race Pass is available in the UK and Australia and costs £39.99 for a year. 

Tour de France live streams in Canada

Tour de France live streams in Canada

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Canadians can get all the Tour de France action exclusively on FloBikes. 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

Tour de France live streams in Australia

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Cycling fans Down Under can access the 2021 Tour de France live stream through SBS On Demand. 

2021 Tour de France stages schedule

Here's the schedule and route for the 21 stages of the 2021 Tour de France.

2021 Tour de France route

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StageDateCourseDistanceType
1June 26Brest to Landerneau198 km (123 mi)Hilly
2June 27Perros-Guirec to Mûr-de-Bretagne (Guerlédan)183.5 km (114.0 mi)Medium mountain
3June 28Lorient to Pontivy183 km (114 mi)Flat
4June 29Redon to Fougères150.5 km (93.5 mi)Flat
5June 30Changé to Laval27.2 km (16.9 mi)Individual time trial
6July 1Tours to Châteauroux161 km (100 mi)Flat
7July 2Vierzon to Le Creusot249.5 km (155.0 miMedium mountain
8July 3Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand151 km (94 mi)Mountain
9July 4, 5Cluses to Tignes / Tignes145 km (90 mi)Mountain /rest
10July 6Albertville to Valence191 km (119 mi)Flat
11July 7Sorgues to Malaucène199 km (124 mi)Mountain
12July 8Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Nîmes159.5 km (99.1 mi)Flat
13July 9Nîmes to Carcassonne220 km (140 mi)Flat
14July 10Carcassonne to Quillan184 km (114 mi)Medium mountain
15July 11, 12Céret to Andorra la Vella (Andorra) / Andorra la Vella (Andorra)191.5 km (119.0 mi)Mountain / rest
16July 13El Pas de la Casa (Andorra) to Saint-Gaudens169 km (105 mi)Medium mountain
17July 14Muret to Saint-Lary-Soulan (Col de Portet)178.5 km (110.9 mi)Mountain
18July 15Pau to Luz Ardiden130 km (81 mi)Mountain
19July 16Mourenx to Libourne207 km (129 mi)Flat
20July 17Libourne to Saint-Émilion30.8 km (19.1 mi)Individual time trial
21July 18Chatou to Paris (Champs-Élysées)108.5 km (67.4 mi)Flat

Kelly Woo

Kelly covers streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.