The new cycling season is starting, and the Tour of Saudi Arabia is on its way as one of the first significant events of the new year.
However, you might find it difficult to watch the event, as it is not shown on that many TV services across the world. This is simply because it's not yet an established event.
Even those that do stream it are usually limited to the country in which the service is intended to be shown, meaning that only that country's citizens can watch it.
Fortunately for you, there's a way you can access such streaming services as well, thanks to advanced technology. For this you'll need a simple ‘VPN app‘, but I'll explain more on that later.
If this sounds like something that might interest you, stick around, and I will show you how to stream the Tour where you are.
What do you need?
Accessing geo-restricted content can be done in a few ways, but the most efficient by far is to use a VPN app.
VPN allows you to use its network of servers to connect to locations in other countries and hide your actual location.
Instead of looking like you're in the UK, for example, you appear to be in a country in which the server itself is.
This could be anywhere from America to Australia, or Japan to Jordan.
Since the tour will be live-streamed on Australian SBS Cycling Central, you would need to connect to Australian servers to access the service.
First, you'll need to get a VPN which I'll explain next.
Where to get a VPN?
We've established you need a VPN app, but it's worth remembering that you can't just use any.
There are hundreds to choose from which can be confusing.
Not all of them offer speeds that are good enough for streaming live video like the Cycling, not to mention that not every VPN has servers in Australia, which is a critical requirement.
After numerous tests, we recommend ExpressVPN, which not only has servers in some 94 countries (Australia included), but it also offers some of the fastest speeds in the industry which is great for viewing video streams.
With it, you can ensure that you won't miss a moment of the Tour of Saudi Arabia or any of the other cycling events shown on SBS Cycling Central.
What I really like is they all have a 30-day money back cooling off period. So if you don't like it or can't get it to work, you can get 100% of your money back.
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Steps to live stream the Tour of Saudi Arabia
Next, let's talk about what you need to do in order to get watching the Saudi Arabia Tour.
There are a few short steps that you need to follow, and you can finish the entire process in only a few minutes.
Here is what you should do:
- Choose a VPN service, any of the three above will do, but I recommend ExpressVPN.
- Visit their website and sign up.
- Select a subscription period and complete payment.
- Download their VPN app onto the device you want to watch on.
- Install the app, open it and login using your account details.
- Click on ‘Selected Location‘, then ‘All Locations‘, then ‘Asia Pacific‘ and lastly on ‘Australia‘.
- Go to the SBS Cycling Central website or use their app and enjoy the tour live.
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What is the Tour of Saudi Arabia?
The Tour of Saudi Arabia is a cycling event that will take place from February 4th to February 8th.
It is a 755-kilometre race that will be split into five stages, with eighteen participating teams, coming from 13 countries.
The participants will include some of the best-known names in cycling, including the likes of Nacer Bouhanni from France, the UK's Mark Cavendish, and Dutch cyclist, Niki Terpstra, to name a few.
This is the first time that the Kingdom will host a major Union Cycliste Internationale cycling event in history, and the Saudi Cycling Federation chairman, Subah Al-Kraidees said that he was proud and delighted by the fact.
When does the event start and finish?
The event will start at the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee headquarters tomorrow, on February 4th.
It will last for five days, ending on February 8th at Al-Masmak Fort.
The race itself will consist of five stages, and it will be centred around the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.
The cyclists will pass several local landmarks, such as the Sadus Castle, Al-Bijairi historical district, Wadi Namar Park, and more.
- Stage One: Tuesday, February 4th, Riyadh to Jaww
- Stage Two: Wednesday, February 5th, Sadus Castle to Riyadh
- Stage Three: Thursday, February 6h, Riyadh to Al Bujairi
- Stage Four: Friday, February 7th, Wadi Namar Park to Al Mazuhimiya King Saugìd University
- Stage Five: Saturday, February 8th, Princess Nourah University to Al Masnak
The Tour of Saudi Arabia is about to start tomorrow, and the race will officially end in five days.
However, with only a few geo-restricted services broadcasting it live, cycling fans once again find themselves in trouble with watching it.
Fortunately, you can watch the race in your country by using a VPN app. As a VPN will allow you to bypass geo-restrictions, it lets you watch anywhere.
I recommend using ExpressVPN but any of the three I mentioned earlier will be suitable. Sign up, download the app and enjoy stream the race wherever you are.