How to watch Tour de France: live stream stages 19, 20 and 21

Team Jumbo-Visma's cyclists together at the Tour de France 2023
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Watch Tour de France Stages 19, 20 and 21 live streams

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Dates: July 21 – July 23
FREE live streams: | ITVX / S4C (UK) | SBS On Demand (AUS)
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Stages 19, 20 and 21 live stream: preview

Stage 19 was the last chance saloon for those riders who were neither pure climbers or lighting fast sprinters, so pretty much 90% of the peloton. A constantly rolling but not savage stage between Moirans-en-Montagne and Poligny would be the venue for someone to prevail and take a prized stage win before the final weekend. 

Naturally competition was fierce to make it into the break with countless attacks launched before 36 hardy riders made it clear with just 65 kilometres left to race. It was always expected the decisive point of the course would be the final climb, the Cote d’Ivory and thus is was as the group exploded leaving three riders up front Kasper Asgreen (Soudal Quick-Step), Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroen) and Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious).

As hard as the fractured bunch behind tried they could not close the gap to the front three who arrived at the finish to fight between them. Asgreen, the winner the previous day was favourite but it was the determined Slovenian Mohoric who took the win with a final lurch to the line to take it by the width of a tyre. This was the third stage win for Bahrain Victorious and the third to be emotionally dedicated to their former rider Gino Mader who tragically died at the Tour de Swiss. 

Stage 20 had been designed so the battle for yellow could go right down to the wire, to be decided on the very last climb of the race. Unfortunately though that battle was over but there were still plenty of other battles further down the classification that were to be fought for and it did indeed turn into a classic stage of aggressive racing. 

The first contest to be settled was that for the polka dot Jersey. In the lead was Giulio Ciccone but up to four other riders could have taken his crown. In the end he triumphed sealing victory by taking maximum points on top of the Col de la Schlucht to become the first Italian since 1992 to win the climbers classification. 

On the next climb, from the break containing Ciccone a smaller group including Tom Pidcock and Thibault Pinot broke clear with Pinot then attacking alone. On his home roads and with tens of thousands of rampant French fans screaming his name he went solo in search of the stage win. Could it be? Would the fairytale come true in his last Tour? Alas no. He did enjoy one final hurrah but it was the favourites who caught the break and now recovered from a couple of bad days Pogacar bagged the win to salvage his race. 

The final stage of the Tour is half procession and half eyeballs out racing up and down the cobbles of the Champs Elysée. What starts with photo opportunities and glasses of champagne ends with the most highly prized sprint stage in front of the thousands that line the route. Hitting the famous boulevard the peloton as is tradition was all together but not for long as the irrepressible Tadej Pogacar decided to shake things up and go out on the attack. 

Could he defy the might of the peloton and take the unlikeliest of victories? Also no, and he wasn’t the last to try and audacious attack before everything came back to gather for a final mass gallop to the line. All eyes were on Jasper Phillipsen, this year’s sprint king but just as it looked like he had got it, across surged Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe) to take his first ever stage win, and what a stage to do it on. 

Yellow jersey wearer Jonas Vingegaard crossed the line a few seconds later flanked by his whole team, his second victory in two years confirmed, which in the end was a very comfortable one and looks likely to be the foundation of a period of total dominance. 

How to watch a FREE Tour de France live stream

One of the best things about the Tour de France is that it's completely free to watch in lots of countries around the world. For example:

UK – ITV4 and ITVX streaming service / S4C and S4C on BBC iPlayer

FranceFrance TV Sport

Belgium RTBF 

Italy Rai Sport


If you're from any of the countries listed above but you're abroad right now, don't worry about missing out on that free coverage. All you need to do is subscribe to a VPN to watch a free Tour de France live stream and re-connect to your home streaming coverage.

How to watch Tour de France 2023 from outside your country

If you're keen to watch the Tour de France 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 by how simple it is to do.

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Once you have it, all you need to do is turn on your VPN, select a server location back in your country, and then go to the broadcaster's website/app and watch as if you were back at home.

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1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location.

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from the UK, just head to ITVX and watch the cycling as if you were back at home!

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How to watch a free Tour de France live stream in the UK


ITV always goes all-out with its coverage of the Tour de France, and cycling fans can watch every stage of the race for free on ITV4 in the UK. 

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That means you can fire up a free Tour de France live stream on ITVX, which has an excellent app that's available on nearly everything that plugs in these days - just give it a search on your device, phone or console of choice.

More ways to watch the 2023 Tour de France:

Welsh-language coverage of the Tour de France is available from S4C, which is available to stream for FREE in Wales via BBC iPlayer.

And if you already subscribe to it, live Tour de France coverage is also available via the GCN+ Race Pass, which costs £6.99 per month or £39.99 per year and offers ad-free live coverage of loads of cycling events throughout the year.

If you’re out of the UK but still want to watch, make sure you install a VPN so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere.

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How to watch Tour de France 2023: live stream cycling FREE in Australia


Cycling fans Down Under can also watch every stage of the Tour de France for free on SBS. The only catch is those brutal broadcast timings.

If you stay up late enough to tune in, you can also live stream Tour de France coverage on the free-to-use SBS On Demand platform.

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.

Outside Australia? Don't worry if you're out of the country and want to catch that free SBS live stream – 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. 

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USA: How to watch Tour de France live stream 2023 without cable


Every stage of the 2023 Tour de France is being shown on both USA Network and Peacock TV in the US.

Peacock costs just $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, the NFL, Premiership Rugby, plus plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $10 a month for commercial-free coverage.

For those looking for USA Network, OTT streaming service Sling TV is a good option. You'll need its Sling Blue package which starts at $40 but, if you're new to the service, you can get your first month half-price.

Another over-the-top streaming service that includes USA Network is FuboTV. It's a much more comprehensive cable replacement, and carries more than 100 channels including Fox, CBS and ESPN.

Prices start at $74.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.

If you subscribe to Sling, Peacock, or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - of the many options, we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

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How to watch 2023 Tour de France: live stream cycling in Canada


FloBikes is the place to watch live Tour de France coverage in Canada.

A subscription costs US$150 per year (roughly CA$190), which works out at US$12.50 per month (roughly CA$16).

Not in Canada to catch that FloBikes stream? Use a VPN to make sure you don't miss a moment.

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How to watch 2023 Tour de France: live stream cycling in New Zealand


Sky Sport is the place to watch the 2023 Tour de France in New Zealand, though be warned that most of the action takes place in the dead of night.

If you're willing to stay late enough to tune in, Sky Sport subscribers can watch every stage online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform. A pass costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial.

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Simon Warren

Simon Warren has been obsessed with cycling since the summer of 1989 after watching Greg Lemond battle Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France. Although not having what it took to beat the best, he found his forte was racing up hills and so began his fascination with steep roads. This resulted in his 2010’s best-selling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, followed to date by 14 more guides to vertical pain. Covering the British Isles, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain he has been riding and racing up hills and mountains for over 30 years now. He hosts talks, guides rides, has written columns for magazines and in 2020 released his first book of cycling routes, RIDE BRITAIN. Simon splits his time between working as a graphic designer and running his 100 Climbs brand and lives in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District with his wife and two children.