The 2022 Tour de France continues today with Stage 19 – a 188.5km downhill run from Castelnau-Magnoac to Cahors that could prove to be Tadej Pogacar's last chance for a breakaway stage win. The Slovenian is on the ropes having been dropped by race leader Jonas Vingegaard in yesterday's crucial stage 18. Is it over for Pogacar? Can Vingegaard seal victory? Viewers can watch every stage free on ITV4, so make sure you how to watch a free Tour de France live stream from wherever you are.
There are just a handful of days of racing left to run and despite a triumphant victory, it looks like double-defending champion Pogačar might have to settle for second place. Even a crash last weekend wasn't enough to knock Vingegaard off his perch.
Every attack that the Slovenian tried yesterday and on the last few days in the Alps, the Dane was more than able to match and, with the UAE Team Emirates riders thinned out through covid, it's hard to see too much changing. But you simply can't discount Pogačar and you can bet your bottom dollar that he's going to keep trying. Keep your eyes on today's Stage 19 – Castelnau-Magnoac to Cahors – which could be his last chance to turn this around.
With Wout van Aert now pretty much nailed on as the points champion, and Geraint Thomas now out of the running, the sprinters are the ones to watch over the next few days. It's a tight one with the polka dot jersey still up for grabs.
Allez, allez, allez! Make sure you know how to watch a free 2022 Tour de France live stream from where you are with a VPN. Instructions just below.
2022 Tour de France free live stream
In the UK, ITV4 (opens in new tab) will air free live coverage of the 2022 Tour de France.
Travelling outside the UK right now?
Use a VPN to watch the Tour de France on ITV4 from abroad. (opens in new tab)
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The 2022 Tour de France also airs live and free on a handful of other broadcasters including: Australia's SBS (opens in new tab), Italy's Rai Sport (opens in new tab), France's France TV (opens in new tab) and Belgium's RTBF (opens in new tab). As above, a VPN will allow you to tune into your home coverage while abroad on those services too.
Watch the 2022 Tour de France live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Tour de France rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
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How to use a VPN for the 2022 Tour de France
Using a VPN to watch the 2022 Tour de France is incredibly simple:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For ITV4, choose 'UK', for example.
3. Then head over to ITV4 (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Tour de France live stream.
UK: watch the 2022 Tour de France live stream
ITV4 is showing live coverage of the whole race, plus daily highlights of each stage. TV license holders can watch or stream ITV4 (opens in new tab) for free.
Prefer to watch without the ads? Discovery+ is the place to find an ad-free live stream of the 2022 Tour de France, complete with multi-camera view. Subscription is £6.99 a month or £59.99 a year.
Die-hard cycling fans can try GCN+, which provides a live stream plus access some of the best cycling documentaries ever made. It's £39.99 a year.
US: watch the 2022 Tour de France live stream
The 109th Tour de France airs live on NBC, USA and and Peacock (opens in new tab).
Streaming service Peacock costs just $4.99 a month ($9.99 with limited ads) and includes thousands of movies, TV shows, kids content and other live sport. New users get a free 7-day trial.
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How to watch the 2022 Tour de France in France, Italy and Belgium
The Tour will be shown live and free on a handful of Europe's biggest broadcasters, including Rai Sport (opens in new tab) in Italy, France Sport (opens in new tab) in France, and RTBF (opens in new tab) in Belgium.
Canada: watch the 2022 Tour de France live stream
FloBikes, a platform dedicated to cycling streams, will show live Tour de France coverage in Canada. A FloBikes subscription (opens in new tab) costs from $12.50 per month or $150 for the year, and includes the Tour, Giro d'Italia and other top UCI events.
Australia: watch the 2022 Tour de France live stream
Out of Oz at the moment? Grab a VPN (opens in new tab) and watch SBS from abroad, without being blocked.
2022 Tour de France route, stages, dates and start times
The following is the 2022 Tour de France schedule and stage summary but take a look here for more a full 2022 Tour de France details (opens in new tab) on the route and maps as well as live results and standings.
Fri 1 July: Stage 1 – Copenhagen-Copenhagen (time trial, 13.2 km)
Sat 2 July: Stage 2 – Roskilde-Nyborg (202.5 km)
Sun 3 July: Stage 3 – Vejle-Sonderborg (182 km)
Mon 4 July: Transfer Day
Tue 5 July: Stage 4 – Dunkerque-Calais (171.5 km)
Wed 6 July: Stage 5 – Lille Metropole-Arenburg Porte du Hainaut (157 km)
Thu 7 July: Stage 6 – Binche-Longwhy (220km)
Fri 8 July: Stage 7 – Tomblaine-La Super Planche de Belle Filles (176.5 km)
Sat 9 July: Stage 8 – Dole-Lausanne (186.5km)
Sunday 10 July: Stage 9 – Aigle-Chatel les Portes du Soleil (193km)
Monday 11 July: Rest Day
Tuesday 12 July: Stage 10 – Morzine Les Portes du Soleil-Megeve (148.5km)
Wednesday 13 July: Stage 11 – Albertville-Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (152km)
Thursday 14 July: Stage 12 – Briancon-Alpe d’Huez (165.5km)
Friday 15 July: Stage 13 – Le Bourg d’Oisans-Saint Etienne (193km)
Saturday 16 July: Stage 14 – Saint Etienne-Mende (192.5km)
Sunday 17 July: Stage 15 – Rodez-Carcassonne (202.5km)
Monday 18 July: Rest Day
Tuesday 19 July: Stage 16 – Carcassonne-Foix (178,5km)
Wednesday 20 July: Stage 17 – Saint-Gaudens-Peyragudes (130km)
Thursday 21 July: Stage 18 – Lourdes-Hautacam (143.5km)
Friday 22 July: Stage 19 – Castelnau-Magnoac – Cahors (188.5km)
Saturday 23 July: Stage 20 – Lacapelle-Marival - Rocamadour (time trial, 40.7km)
Sunday 24 July: Stage 21 – Paris La Defence Arena – Paris ChampsElysées (116km)