How to Watch Tour de France 2018 Live Online

How to stream Tour de France 2018 live online for free? The 2018 Tour de France will be the 105th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s Grand Tours. The race will begin in Noirmoutier-en-l’Île on July 7th and conclude with the Houilles to Paris stage in Paris on the 27th of July 2018. Official streaming channels from all over the world will broadcast the race live online. In this article, you can find a list of all the biggest premium and free Tour de France channels. I will also show you how to use VPN or Smart DNS proxies to unblock these channels in USA, UK, Germany, France, Canada, or Australia. Learn how to watch Tour de France free live on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox, Fire Stick, Apple TV, or Roku.

How to Watch Tour de France 2018 Live Online

Tour de France Streaming Channels

  • iTV (UK)
  • SBS (Australia)
  • Rai Play (Italy, Free)
  • Fubo TV (USA, Free 7-Day Trial)
  • RSI LA2 (Switzerland)
  • RTVE (Spain, Free)
  • L’Equipe (France)
  • Eurosport (Pan Europe)
  • SuperSport (Africa)
  • Sky Sport (New Zealand)
  • DAZN (Japan)

First Step – Create your free ITV Account

Although ITV is a free streaming channel, you still have to sign up for an account in order to watch live and catch up programs. Simply follow these steps to register your free ITV account in USA, Canada, Australia or anywhere else outside UK.

  1. Head over to the ITV website.
  2. Then, click on ‘Sign in’ in the top-right corner of your screen.
  3. On the next page, select ‘Sign up now’.
  4. Enter your details, including your title, name, email address, and date of birth.
  5. For ‘Postcode’, enter ‘WC1X 0AA’ without the quotations.
  6. Then, check the ‘ITV Terms and Condition Box’.
  7. Finally, select ‘I’m ready’.

You will then receive a confirmation email in your inbox. Click on the link inside it and your free ITV account will be ready to use. Now, all you need is one of the solutions explained below to watch Tour de France anywhere in the world.

How to Watch Tour de France 2018 Live Online using VPN

If you try to stream ITV live outside UK, you will be presented with the following geo-error. “We’re sorry. ITV Hub is only available to viewers in the UK.”

So, how are cycling fans in Australia, Ireland, Canada, or USA supposed to watch Tour de France 2018 free online? Well, all you have to do is trick ITV into thinking you are located in UK. One way of doing so is by using VPN. A virtual private network basically allows you to get a UK IP address which then enables you to unblock any British streaming channels regardless of where you currently live. Follow these steps to unblock ITV outside UK.

  • First of all, sign up with a VPN service. Stay away from free VPNs like Hola as those can harm your online security and do not work properly in most cases.
  • Now that you have created your VPN account, download and install the VPN app from the VPN provider’s website.
  • Launch the app and connect to a VPN server in the UK.
  • You now appear to be browsing the web using a British IP address.
  • This approach allows you to unblock all UK channels anywhere overseas including BBC iPlayer, TVPlayer, Channel 4, Channel 5, and of course ITV Player.
  • Once you’re connected to a UK VPN server, head over to the ITV4 page and stream Tour de France 2018 free live online.

While I do recommend using ExpressVPN to unblock ITV Hub outside UK, mainly due to their 30-day refund guarantee, you can also use other VPN services to watch Tour de France 2018 live online.

How to Stream 2018 Tour de France Live Free with Smart DNS

Smart DNS is another method you can use to bypass regional restrictions and unblock channels that are not available in your country. You do not get a new IP address in this case. Your traffic is only partially redirected and the channels you get to unblock solely depend on which Smart DNS proxy service you are using. Here’s how you can use Smart DNS to unblock ITV overseas and subsequently stream Coronation Street free live online anywhere in the world.

  • First, head over to Unlocator and sign up for a free 7-day trial.
  • Afterward, follow these videos/setup tutorial to configure Smart DNS on your streaming device.
  • Finally, go to the ITV website or launch the ITV Player app and sign in using the ITV account you have created earlier.
  • Watch Tour de France free online.

The reason why I have suggested using Unlocator, in this case, is because it’s the only Smart DNS proxy service that actually allowed me to watch ITV abroad. Their free 7-day trial means you have nothing to lose when trying their service.

Tour de France 2018 Stages

7 JulyNoirmoutier-en-l’Île to Fontenay-le-Comte189 km (117 mi)Flat stage
8 JulyMouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon183 km (114 mi)Flat stage
9 JulyCholet to Cholet35 km (22 mi)Team time trial
10 JulyLa Baule to Sarzeau192 km (119 mi)Flat stage
11 JulyLorient to Quimper203 km (126 mi)Medium mountain stage
12 JulyBrest to Mûr-de-Bretagne181 km (112 mi)Medium mountain stage
13 JulyFougères to Chartres231 km (144 mi)Flat stage
14 JulyDreux to Amiens181 km (112 mi)Flat stage
15 JulyArras to Roubaix154 km (96 mi)Flat stage
16 JulyAnnecyRest day
17 JulyAnnecy to Le Grand-Bornand159 km (99 mi)High mountain stage
18 JulyAlbertville to La Rosière108 km (67 mi)High mountain stage
19 JulyBourg-Saint-Maurice to Alpe d’Huez175 km (109 mi)High mountain stage
20 JulyLe Bourg-d’Oisans to Valence169 km (105 mi)Flat stage
21 JulySaint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Mende187 km (116 mi)Medium mountain stage
22 JulyMillau to Carcassonne181 km (112 mi)Medium mountain stage
23 JulyCarcassonneRest day
24 JulyCarcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon218 km (135 mi)High mountain stage
25 JulyBagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan (Col de Portet)65 km (40 mi)High mountain stage
26 JulyTrie-sur-Baïse to Pau172 km (107 mi)Flat stage
27 JulyLourdes to Laruns200 km (124 mi)High mountain stage
28 JulySaint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette31 km (19 mi)Individual time trial
29 JulyHouilles to Paris (Champs-Élysées)115 km (71 mi)Flat stage

How to Watch Tour de France 2018 Free Live Online?

As you can see from the guide above, there is no shortage of free official Tour de France streaming channels. Just in case you live in a region where these channels are geoblocked, all you need is a geo-spoofing service such as ExpressVPN or Unlocator.

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