How to watch the Tour De France 2015 online from anywhere

Cycling is more popular in the UK now than it has ever been and with the arrival of the Tour De France 2015 many of you are wondering where and how you can watch online. While us Brits tend to lag behind in the Cycling world the sport is popular all over Europe, USA, Australia and a whole host of other locations.

After the 2014 tour started in Yorkshire and with wins from the likes of Bradley Wiggins interest in Cycling in the UK has exploded to levels not far from the rest of the world.

The tour starts in the Netherlands this year and if you’re interested in watching regardless of where you personally are in the world keep reading as our guide will show you the best way to watch a quality stream of the bike action.

Where can I watch the Tour De France 2015

If you’re in the UK you can watch mostly full coverage of the tour on ITV either on regular television or via ITV Player using their Watch Live feature.

The Tour De France 2015 will also be shown more in depth on French television and online on the France2 and France3 TV channels although of course unlike ITV the commentary will be in French. Parlez-vous français?

Those in Australia are also in luck as SBS will be airing the tour on Cycling Central.

If you’re outside any of those three countries then your options are extremely limited as most countries just won’t be showing the cycling and some will only be showing it on expensive cable TV.

If you try to access any of the three TV stations above online outside of their intended country you’ll be blocked from viewing. Luckily there is a way to watch on any of the three mentioned stations above online anywhere in the world and I’ll tell you how below.

How to watch the Tour De France 2015 online anywhere

When you visit one of the three sites above you’re blocked from watching because you’re not in the intended country for viewing. With a simple tool called a VPN (Virtual Private Network) you can assume the identity of another country and so unblock the three sites mentioned earlier.

So let’s say you want to watch the ITV stream but you’re in the USA. Firstly you connect to a UK “Server” on the VPN system and then visit the ITV Player website. As you’ve now assumed the location identity of the UK the site will stream you the Tour De France without any issues at all.

You’re probably wondering where you can get a “VPN”, well this is simple. VPN services are offered by thousands of different companies. Part of the purpose of our site is to test and find the best VPN providers for specific tasks, such as watching the Tour De France 2015 online.

As you’ll be streaming live video you need a provider that offers a fast service. Through testing we’ve found IPVanish and the below two other providers to be the best and most reliable for the purpose of watching live video such as watching the Tour De France.

Rank Provider Lowest Price Review Link
1IPVanish Small Logo$6.49
per month
2ExpressVPN Small Logo$8.32
per month
3VyprVPN Small Logo$6.67
per month

What to do next

Firstly sign up by visiting one of the three providers above by pressing our green “Visit Site” button on the right hand side. Once signed up you’ll be provided with links to download their software. Download their software for your computer or mobile device and then simply connect to a UK server. Once connected visit the ITV Player website select ITV 4 and press Watch Live to watch the Tour De France online.

You can, of course, connect to an Australian server and watch on SBS Cycling Central or connect to France and watch on France2 and France3. You’re not limited to one TV station, you can alternate between the three to find the best to suit you.

That’s really all there is to it. Below is an example image of the IPVanish Windows software. On this you simply click “UK Gaming or Media” and once connected visit ITV Player.

Watch Tour De France online

Tour De France 2015 Schedule

The various TV stations given above are showing varying amounts of the Tour but below is the schedule for ITV. You may be able to watch more of each stage with either the Australian or French streams. All times below are UTC+1

Saturday 4 July

Live: 1300-1700

Highlights: 1900-2000

Sunday 5 July

Live: 1300-1700

Highlights: 1900-2000

Monday 6 July

Live: 1300-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Tuesday 7 July

Live: 1300-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Wednesday 8 July

Live: 1400-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Thursday 9 July

Live: 1400-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Friday 10 July

Live: 1400-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Saturday 11 July

Live: 1330-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Sunday 12 July

Live: 1400-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Monday 13 July

Rest Day

Highlights: 1900-2000

Tuesday 14 July

Live: 1330-1600

Highlights: 1900-2000

Wednesday 15 July

Live: 1300-1700

Highlights: 1900-2000

Thursday 16 July

Live: 1200-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Friday 17 July

Live: 1400-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Saturday 18 July

Live: 1400-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Sunday 19 July

Live: 1400-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Monday 20 July

Live: 1400-1630

Highlights: 1900-2000

Tuesday 21 July

Rest day

Highlights: 1900-2000

Wednesday 22 July

Live: 1330-1600

Highlights: 1900-2000

Thursday 23 July

Live: 1330-1700

Highlights: 1900-2000

Friday 24 July

Live: 1300-1700

Highlights: 1900-2000

Saturday 25 July

Live: 1200-1600

Highlights: 1900-2000

Sunday 26 July

Live: 1600-1900

Highlights: 2100-2200

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