The Tour de France 2022 starts on Friday July 1 and takes place over 21 stages.
The Tour de France 2022 route opens with the Grand Départs in Denmark before ending on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday July 24.
A stacked peloton of riders is ready to take to the start line in Copenhagen, with defending champion Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) joined by Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), among many other quality runners.
While it’s every cycling fan’s dream to follow the peloton through France for the full three weeks, that’s much easier said than done. Instead, the only other real option is to watch the action on the TV or through a streaming service.
Luckily, there are plenty of channels broadcasting the Tour around the world, which means you won’t miss a minute of the race. Below we detail everything you need to know to watch the 2022 edition of the most prestigious cycling race.
HOW TO WATCH TOUR DE FRANCE 2022 WHERE YOU ARE
- Watch the Tour de France live on GCN+, Discovery+ and ITV in the UK
- Stream the tour live on NBC in the US and Canada, and on SBS in Australia
- The Tour de France will be broadcast live on Discovery+ and France TV Sport in France
WATCH THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2022 IN THE UK
Highlights and analysis broadcasts from each stage will also be available.
To access Discovery+ coverage, you can subscribe for £39.99 per year or £6.99 per month. Alternatively, access to GCN+ also costs £39.99 per year, or £6.99 per month.
Alternatively, Welsh cycling fans can watch the race on Welsh-language channel S4C.
If you are not in the country for the Tour de France 2022, no problem, you can simply download and install a VPN (opens in a new tab) and use a UK location to watch the live stream as if you were at home.
Setting up a VPN is simple – just download, install, open the app and select your location.
try express-vpn (opens in a new tab) for its speed, security and ease of use. It’s also compatible with a range of devices and streaming services (eg Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, etc.), giving you the flexibility to watch wherever you want.
There are of course other great options, but Express VPN gives you the added benefit of a 30-day money-back guarantee and three months free with an annual plan.
WATCH THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2022 IN THE USA, CANADA AND AUSTRALIA
In the US and Canada, you can watch the Tour de France live every day on NBC, with live on-demand footage and highlights from the French Grand Tour.
Canadian cycling fans also have the option of watching the race on FloBikes.
In Australia, SBS will broadcast the race live daily, with highlights packages also available.
HOW TO WATCH THE GIRO D’ITALIA IN EUROPE
Discovery+ and GCN+ are all available to pan-European viewers, including from France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
As well as Discovery+ and GCN+, French viewers also have the option of watching their home race on France TV Sport, with Rai Sport in Italy, RTBF in Belgium and NOS in the Netherlands also available.