The men’s and women’s peloton hit the Belgian Bergs today for the first major peak of the one-day 2022 Spring Classics. The 2022 Tour of Flanders Grand Tour champion Tadej Pogačar makes his professional debut on the cobbles. The Slovenian sensation battles Mathieu van der Poel and defending champion Kasper Asgreen in what is the 106th edition of the men's race. Read on as we explain how to watch a 2022 Tour of Flanders live stream online and on TV, and watch the UCI cycling online wherever you are.
Date: Sunday, April 3
Men's race start time: 10am CET / 9am BST / 4am ET / 1am PT / 6pm AEST
Women's race start time: 1.25pm CET / 12.25pm BST / 7.25am ET / 4.25am PT / 9.25pm AEDT
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Last year Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) pulled off a shock victory by holding off the challenge of Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) in the race's climatic sprint in Oudenaarde but he'll have a lot more to contend with this time around.
Defending women's race winner, Annemiek van Vleuten, will have to see off a tough field to hang onto her crown too. Fellow past Flanders champs Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Team SD Worx), Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team ADQ), Marianne Vos and Coryn Labecki (both Jumbo-Visma), Elisa Longo Borghini and Ellen van Dijk (both Trek-Segafredo) will all be lining up.
Don't miss a moment of the action today - follow our guide as we explain how to watch a Tour of Flanders live stream and enjoy the UCI World Tour cycling wherever you are.
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How to watch a FREE Tour of Flanders live stream online
Residents of Belgium and Australia currently outside from their country will need to use a VPN to access the Tour of Flanders free live stream on SBS and Sporza from abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you change your mind.
How to watch Tour of Flanders 2022 from outside your country
If you're desperate to watch the Ronde van Vlaanderen but you're away from home and the coverage is geo-blocked, then you could always use a VPN to access it (assuming you're not breaching any broadcaster T&Cs, of course). You may be surprised how simple it is to do.
Use a VPN to get a Tour of Flanders live stream from anywhere
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2022 Tour of Flanders live stream: how to watch online in the UK
For UK residents, Eurosport Player has you covered for live Tour of Flanders coverage.
The streaming service is affordable, at just £6.99 a month or £39.99 for the year, and it's compatible with a wide array of devices and platforms.
Another option is the GCN+ Race Pass, which also costs £39.99 for a year, but the caveat is that it's mobile-only.
The network's live coverage starts at 8.30am BST on Sunday morning.
And remember, to watch your home coverage from abroad, you can always use a VPN, log back in to a server in your country and watch as if you were there.
How to watch the Tour of Flanders 2022: live stream cycling in Australia for FREE
Aussie cycling fans are a lucky bunch, as there's free Tour of Flanders coverage available Down Under thanks to SBS and its Viceland channel.
That means you can live stream all of the action through the SBS On Demand service if you're not in front of a TV. As well as apps for Android and iOS, you can access SBS On Demand on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV and most smart TVs.
If you've already got a subscription, you can also tune in via GCN+, which costs $12.99 per month or $64.99 for a year.
Coverage starts on the channel at 8.30pm AEDT so be prepared to lose a bit of sleep if you're hoping to watch the closing stages of both races.
Outside Australia? Don't worry if you're out of the country and want to catch that SBS broadcast - just grab a VPN and you can watch the race as if you were back at home on your laptop, mobile or other TV streaming device.
How to watch Tour of Flanders 2022: US cycling live stream details
Cycling fans in the US can watch the Tour of Flanders live on FloBikes, with coverage starting at 4am ET / 1am PT in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A FloBikes subscription costs $150 per year, which works out at $12.50 per month.
And if you're currently out of the US but still want to watch the race, then don't forget to explore the VPN route set out above.
How to watch the 2022 Tour of Flanders: live stream cycling in Canada
It's the same story across the. border, with Canadians also able to tune into the Tour of Flanders live via FloBikes, which US$12.50 per month (roughly CA$14) or US$150 annually (roughly CA$160).
As in the US, be prepared for an early start, with the men's race set to start at 4am ET , while the women's race begins at 7.25am ET.
Not in Canada to catch that FloBikes stream? Well you know the answer by now... using a VPN is the way to make sure you don't miss a moment.
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