How to watch Tour de France 2017 online from anywhere

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Tour de France 2017

Tour de France is the world’s biggest and best cycling event and in this article we’re going to show you how you can watch all the 2017 action live online from anywhere in the world.

Not all countries show the Tour de France and some even restrict it to expensive cable networks only.

In other countries the Tour is shown entirely free and in this guide we’re going to show you how you can access those streams easily.

So read on the find out how you can watch the Tour de France 2017 from anywhere in the world.

How to watch Tour de France 2017 online from anywhere

The entire 2017 Tour de France will be shown live in the United Kingdom on TV network ITV.

They’ll also stream every entire race online on their ITV Player service.

If you’re in the UK you can just simply visit the ITV Player website where you’ll be able to watch but if you’re outside the UK you’ll be blocked.

Blocked ITV Player

An example of a block message you may see.

There is however a way you can avoid this block and all you’ll need is a little service called a VPN.

A VPN is software for your computer or an app for your phone that protects your online privacy and one of the features is enabling you to change your online location.

With a VPN you can change your location to the United Kingdom and so instead of seeing the block message like above you’ll be able to stream the entire Tour de France 2017.

A VPN will cost you between $5 – $8 per month depending on how long you sign up for, a 1-month package will be enough to watch the entire tour.

How to watch the Tour de France 2017:

  1. Sign up to VPN provider IPVanish.
  2. Download their software or app.
  3. Install and run the app.
  4. Select United Kingdom (1).
  5. Press Connect (2).IPVanish UK v3

It takes approximately 15 to 30 seconds for the IPVanish software or app to make connection.

Once it has connected any websites you visit will think you’re in the United Kingdom.

All you have to do now is visit the ITV Player website.

Click Live TV and then click ITV 4.

When you’ve finished just press Disconnect from the IPVanish software or app. You can reconnect anytime to watch the rest of the races each day.

At the end of the Tour de France simply cancel your IPVanish account and you won’t be charged anything more.

Test a VPN free for 3 days

If you’re a little unsure about the whole thing you can get a free 3-day trial from another VPN provider called VyprVPN.

Simply visit their website by clicking here.

You’ll need to enter payment details but you get 3 days free before being charged which lets you test the service first to see it working.

Tour de France 2017

This year the tour starts off in Düsseldorf, Germany and makes its way through Belgium to the start of the French stages.

The whole thing kicks off on Saturday, July 1st 2017 and culminates in Paris Champs-Élysées on Sunday, 23rd July 2017.

With a VPN service from IPVanish as explained earlier in this article you can watch the entire Tour de France 2017 online from any country with just a 1-month VPN package.

The tour this year is made up of 21 stages with just 2 rest days.

A total of 9 flat stages, 5 hilly stages, 5 mountain stages and 2 time trials make up the tour and for the first time since 1992 the tour will pass through all 5 major mountain ranges in France.

Three times champion Chris Froome from the UK will be hoping to retain the yellow jersey that he picked up in 2016 and if Daily Telegraph readers are anything to go by with 47% of respondents voting for Chris Froome to win again he could just pick up his fourth title.

Richie Porte and Nairo Quintana came a close 2nd and 3rd with 15% and 12% of the votes respectively.

However, regardless of who ends up taking the yellow jersey in the Tour de France 2017 one thing is for sure and that’s that you’ll be able to watch all of the action live online from any country in the world.

Tour de France 2017 route and dates

STAGE TYPE DATE START AND FINISH DISTANCE
1 Individual time trial Saturday, July 1st Düsseldorf / Düsseldorf 14 km
2 Flat Sunday, July 2nd Düsseldorf / Liège 203.5 km
3 Hilly Monday, July 3rd Verviers / Longwy 212.5 km
4 Flat Tuesday, July 4th Mondorf-les-Bains / Vittel 207.5 km
5 Hilly Wednesday, July 5th Vittel / La planche des belles filles 160.5 km
6 Flat Thursday, July 6th Vesoul / Troyes 216 km
7 Flat Friday, July 7th Troyes / Nuits-Saint-Georges 213.5 km
8 Hilly Saturday, July 8th Dole / Station des rousses 187.5 km
9 Mountain Sunday, July 9th Nantua / Chambéry 181.5 km
Rest day Monday, July 10th Dordogne
10 Flat Tuesday, July 11th Périgueux / Bergerac 178 km
11 Flat Wednesday, July 12th Eymet / Pau 203.5 km
12 Mountain Thursday, July 13th Pau / Peyragudes 214.5 km
13 Mountain Friday, July 14th Saint-Girons / Foix 101 km
14 Hilly Saturday, July 15th Blagnac / Rodez 181.5 km
15 Hilly Sunday, July 16th Laissac-Sévérac l’Église / Le Puy-en-Velay 189.5 km
Rest day Monday, July 17th Le Puy-en-Velay
16 Flat Tuesday, July 18th Le Puy-en-Velay / Romans-sur-Isère 165 km
17 Mountain Wednesday, July 19th La Mure / Serre-Chevalier 183 km
18 Mountain Thursday, July 20th Briançon / Izoard 179.5 km
19 Flat Friday, July 21st Embrun / Salon-de-Provence 222.5 km
20 Individual time trial Saturday, July 22nd Marseille / Marseille 22.5 km
21 Flat Sunday, July 23rd Montgeron / Paris Champs-Élysées 103 km

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