How to watch the Virtual Tour de France

America’s top men’s and women’s professional cycling teams contest first-ever Virtual Tour de France on live TV

3 months ago by Tom Owen

Rally Cycling’s men’s and women’s teams are competing in the first-ever Virtual Tour de France this July on the virtual cycling platform, Zwift. Both teams are looking to make a real impact on the race, and you can watch every second of all six men’s and women’s stages live.

Where to watch the Virtual Tour de France in North America

You don’t need a subscription package to enjoy all six stages of the first-ever Virtual Tour, with a free live stream available on Zwift’s website. American viewers can also watch all the action on NBC Sports Gold while Canadians can stream the Virtual Tour via FloBikes. On social media, look for live broadcasts on Zwift’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

All six stages of the Virtual Tour de France will be broadcast on live television in over 130 countries during the first three weekends of July.

When is the Virtual Tour de France on television and streaming?

Women’s  Men’s 
Saturday, July 4 Stage 1 – Watopia Hilly Reverse (36.4 km) 08:00 (CDT) 09:05 (CDT)
Sunday, July 5 Stage 2 – Watopia Mountain (29.5 km) 08:02 (CDT) 09:07 (CDT)
Saturday, July 11 Stage 3 – R.G.V. (48 km) 07:47 (CDT) 08:52 (CDT)
Sunday, July 12 Stage 4 – Casse-Pattes (45.8 km) 07:47 (CDT) 08:52 (CDT)
Saturday, July 18 Stage 5 – La Reine (22.9 km) 07:53 (CDT) 08:58 (CDT)
Sunday, July 19 Stage 6 – Champs-Élysées (45.8 km) 07:50 (CDT) 08:55 (CDT)

 

How can I watch the Virtual Tour de France on TV around the world? 

Across the globe, these are the major broadcasters:

Australia SBS
Asia/Pac Eurosport Asia & GCN
Belgium (Walloon) RTBF – digital
Belgium (Flemish) VRT één
China Zhibo.tv
Denmark TV2 Sport
Europe (rest) Eurosport & GCN
France Francetvsport
Japan J Sports
Netherlands NOS – digital
New Zealand SKY Sport
Norway TV2 Sport / TV2 Sumo
Portugal RTP2
Spain Teledeporte or digital
Worldwide  Zwift.com

 

Rally Cycling’s Virtual Tour de France Primer:
What is Virtual Racing?
Read our Virtual Tour de France roster post
Learn more about how the Virtual Tour de France will work