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Tour de France live stream: How to stream the 2020 Tour de France live

The Tour de France starts August 29 and runs through September 20. Here's how to catch it all.

Sep 20, 2020, 8:10 am*

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Phil West

The 2020 Tour de France is nearly complete, finishing Sunday in Paris. A Tour de France live stream will bring you one of the sports world’s most engaging events.

What is the Tour de France?

Started in 1903, the most recognizable race in cycling follows the formula of other European races in France’s diverse terrain. Lately, Team Ineos (Team Sky up until the 2019 race) has been the Tour’s dominant force, capturing seven of the last eight titles. Egan Bernal won last year’s race.

What channel is the Tour de France on?

To stream Tour de France action, you’ll want NBCSN or NBC Sports Gold (or both). There’s also one weekend you’ll need to switch over to CNBC.

How long does the race last?

The race was delayed due to the pandemic, it now starts August 29, with racing taking place 21 of the 23 days. (Sept. 7 and 14 are rest days; otherwise, the race takes place every day. The route is 3,484 kilometers (2,165 miles) long. The longest leg is 218 kilometers (135.45 miles), and the shortest is a 36 km (22.37 mile) time trial.

Tour de France standings

(after Stage 20, Sept. 19)

PositionRiderCountryTeam
1Tadej PogacarSloveniaUAE Team Emirates
2Primoz RoglicSloveniaTeam Jumbo-Visma
3Richie PorteAustraliaTrek – Segafredo
4Mikel LandaSpainBahrain-McLaren
5Enric MasSpainMovistar Team
6Miguel Angel LopezColombiaAstana Pro Team
7Tom DomoulinNetherlandsTeam Jumbo-Visma
8Rigoberto UranColombiaEF Pro Cycling
9Adam YatesGreat BritainMitchelton – Scott
10Damiano CarusoItalyBahrain-McLaren

2020 Tour de France TV schedule: What time does it start each day?

  • Stage 1, Saturday, August 29: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 8:50am ET
  • Stage 2, Sunday, August 30: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7:50am ET
  • Stage 3, Monday, August 31: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7am ET
  • Stage 4, Tuesday, September 1: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 8:15am ET
  • Stage 5, Wednesday, September 2: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 8am ET
  • Stage 6, Thursday, September 3: NBCSN, 7am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 6:50am ET
  • Stage 7, Friday, September 4: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 8:15am ET
  • Stage 8, Saturday, September 5: NBCSN, 9am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 8:20am ET
  • Stage 9, Sunday, September 6: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7:05am ET
  • Monday, September 7: Rest day
  • Stage 10, Tuesday, September 8: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7:50am ET
  • Stage 11, Wednesday, September 9: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 8:15am ET
  • Stage 12, Thursday, September 10: NBCSN, 7am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 6:40am ET
  • Stage 13, Friday, September 11: NBCSN, 7am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 6:40am ET
  • Stage 14, Saturday, September 12: CNBC, 9am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7:55am ET
  • Stage 15, Sunday, September 13: CNBC, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7:15am ET
  • Monday, September 14: Rest day
  • Stage 16, Tuesday, September 15: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7:55am ET
  • Stage 17, Wednesday, September 16: NBCSN, 7am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7:05am ET
  • Stage 18, Thursday, September 17: NBCSN, 7am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7:05am ET
  • Stage 19, Friday, September 18: NBCSN, 8am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 8:20am ET
  • Stage 20, Saturday, September 19: NBCSN, 7:30am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 7:50am ET
  • Stage 21, Sunday, September 20: NBCSN, 10am ET; NBC Sports Gold, 10:35am ET
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2020 Tour de France live stream: How to stream the Tour de France live

Each of the following services carries NBCSN, which will carry much of the action. If you want the best Tour de France live stream experience, though, you should spring for NBC Sports Gold‘s Cycling Pass.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV’s sports coverage includes the full suite of ESPN channels (including ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, and ESPN College Extra), FS1 and FS2), NBSCN, the Olympic Channel, and the Big Ten Network. Hulu’s also got you covered for news and entertainment in its nearly 70-channel package.

Hulu Live TV Logo
Hulu Live TV $54.99
Hulu Live TV
(no ads on
Hulu content)
$60.99

Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. There’s also a Sports Extra option for each Sling package, with MLB Network, NBA TV, and NHL Network part of each plan.

Sling TV
Orange$30
Blue$30
Orange + Blue$45

FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans. It’s since evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. It starts at $54.99 a month, and depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. Fubo can entertain you with Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 at even Fubo’s most basic tier.

The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. Fubo added the ESPN suite of channels in an agreement that also brought ABC and the Disney Channel. Pretty much every sports channel you could think of is available through Fubo, including NBCSN, BeIN Sports, CBS Sports Network, and TUDN.

fubo tv
Standard$59.99
Family$64.99
Family with Showtime$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)
Elite$79.99

AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month.

At its most basic Plus tier, you can find sports staples like ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. Considering that AT&TV TV Now plans include the loaded Ultimate and Premier tiers, as well as the Spanish-language Optimo Mas package, you can find whatever sports channel you’re seeking in at least one of the AT&T TV Now plans. Even at the Plus level, NBCSN’s there for you.

at&t TV Now
Plus$65
Max$80
Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

It’s a great option for sports fans. It comes with ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBCSN at the ready. Deeper sports cuts, like NBA TV, MLB Network, CBS Sports Network, and ESPNU are also part of the YouTube TV plan.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.

NBC Sports Gold Guide

NBC Sports Gold caters to a range of sports fans, providing essential coverage for completists. Its PGA Tour Live carries exclusive live coverage of featured groups and round recaps for each featured player. If your tastes run to rugby, figure skating, speed skating, skiing, motocross, supercross, lacrosse, cycling, or Indy Car racing, NBC Sports Gold has a specialized, comprehensive package built for you.


The 2020 Tour de France teams: Who’s riding in the Tour de France?

Each team has eight riders; the nationality with the team name refers to the organizers or sponsors ll of the teams boast a multinational ridership.

Team Ineos (Great Britain)

  • Egan Bernal
  • Andrey Amador
  • Richard Carapaz
  • Jonathan Castroviejo
  • Michal Kwiatkowski
  • Luke Rowe
  • Pavel Sivakov
  • Dylan Van Baarle

Team Jumbo-Visma (Netherlands)

  • Primoz Roglic
  • George Bennett
  • Amund Grondahl Jansen
  • Tom Dumoulin
  • Robert Gesink
  • Sepp Kuss
  • Tony Martin
  • Wout Van Aert

Bora-Hansgrohe (Germany)

  • Peter Sagan
  • Emanuel Buchmann
  • Felix Grossschartner
  • Lennard Kamna
  • Gregor Mühlberger
  • Daniel Oss
  • Lukas Pöstlberger
  • Maximilian Schachmann

Ag2r La Mondiale (France)

  • Romain Bardet
  • Mikael Cherel
  • Benoit Cosnefroy
  • Pierre Latour
  • Oliver Naesen
  • Nans Peters
  • Clément Venturini
  • Alexis Vuillermoz

Deceuninck – Quick-Step (Belgium)

  • Julian Alaphilippe
  • Kasper Asgreen
  • Sam Bennett
  • Remi Cavagna
  • Tim Declercq
  • Dries Devenyns
  • Bob Jungels
  • Michael Morkov

Groupama-FDJ (France)

  • Thibaut Pinot
  • William Bonnet
  • David Gaudu
  • Stefan Küng
  • Matthieu Ladagnous
  • Valentin Madouas
  • Rudy Molard
  • Sébastien Reichenbach

Bahrain-McLaren (Bahrain)

  • Mikel Landa
  • Pello Bilbao
  • Damiano Caruso
  • Rohan Dennis
  • Sonny Colbrelli
  • Marco Haller
  • Matej Mohoric
  • Wout Poels
  • Rafael Vallas

EF Pro Cycling (USA)

  • Rigoberto Uran
  • Alberto Bettiol
  • Hugh Carthy
  • Sergio Higuita
  • Jens Keukeleire
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Neilson Powless
  • Tejay van Garderen

Arkea-Samsic (France)

  • Nairo Quintana
  • Winner Anacona
  • Warren Barguil
  • Kevin Ledanois
  • Dayer Quintana
  • Diego Rosa
  • Clement Russo
  • Connor Swift

Movistar Team (Spain)

  • Alejandro Valverde
  • Dario Cataldo
  • Imanol Erviti
  • Enric Mas
  • Nelson Oliveira
  • Jose Joaquin Rojas
  • Marc Soler
  • Carlos Verona Quintanilla

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

  • Richie Porte
  • Niklas Eg
  • Kenny Ellisonde
  • Bauke Mollema
  • Mads Pedersen
  • Toms Skujins
  • Jasper Stuyven
  • Edward Theuns

CCC Team (Poland)

  • Greg Van Avermaet
  • Alessandro De Marchi
  • Simon Geschke
  • Jan Hirt
  • Jonas Koch
  • Michael Schär
  • Matteo Trentin
  • Ilnur Zakarin

Cofidis, Solutions Credits (France)

  • Guillaume Martin
  • Simone Consonni
  • Nicolas Edet
  • Jesus Herrada
  • Christophe Laporte
  • Anthony Perez
  • Pierre Luc Perichon
  • Elia Viviani

UAE Team Emirates (UAE)

  • Tadej Pogacar
  • Fabio Aru
  • David de la Cruz
  • Davide Formolo
  • Alexander Kristoff
  • Vegard Stake Laengen
  • Marco Marcato
  • Jan Polanc

Astana Pro Team (Kazakhstan)

  • Miguel Angel Lopez
  • Omar Fraile Matarranz
  • Hugo Houle
  • Gorka Izaguirre
  • Ion Izagirre
  • Alexey Lutsenko
  • Luis León Sanchez
  • Harold Tejada

Lotto Soudal (Belgium)

  • Caleb Ewan
  • Steff Cras
  • Jasper De Buyst
  • Thomas De Gendt
  • John Degenkolb
  • Frederik Frison
  • Philippe Gilbert
  • Roger Kluge

Mitchelton-Scott (Australia)

  • Adam Yates
  • Jack Bauer
  • Sam Bewley
  • Esteban Chavez
  • Daryl Impey
  • Christopher Juul Jensen
  • Luka Mezgec
  • Mikel Nieve

Israel Start-Up Nation (Israel)

  • Dan Martin
  • Andre Greipel
  • Ben Hermans
  • Hugo Hofstetter
  • Krists Neilands
  • Guy Niv
  • Nils Pollitt
  • Tom van Asbroeck

Total Direct Energie (France)

  • Niccolò Bonifazio
  • Mathieu Burgaudeau
  • Lilian Calmejane
  • Jerome Cousin
  • Fabien Grellier
  • Romain Sicard
  • Geoffrey Soupe
  • Anthony Turgis

NTT Pro Cycling (South Africa)

  • Giacomo Nizzolo
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen
  • Ryan Gibbons
  • Michael Gogl
  • Michael Valgren
  • Roman Kreuziger
  • Domenico Pozzovivo
  • Max Walscheid

Team Sunweb (Germany)

  • Tiesj Benoot
  • Nikias Arndt
  • Cees Bol
  • Marc Hirschi
  • Søren Kragh Andersen
  • Joris Nieuwenhuis
  • Casper Pedersen
  • Nicolas Roche

B&B Hotels – Vital Concept p/b KTM (France)

  • Pierre Rolland
  • Cyril Barthe
  • Maxime Chevalier
  • Bryan Coquard
  • Jens Debusschere
  • Cyril Gauthier
  • Quentin Pacher
  • Kevin Reza

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*First Published: Sep 20, 2020, 8:00 am