How to watch the Tour de France 2023: schedule, standings and what you need to know

Tour de France 2023 stage 7
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The Tour de France 2023 continues onto the second half of its stages, with the top racers passing the 50-hour timing mark, and this guide will help you figure out how to watch the cycling live.

The 110th iteration of the race once again sees the world's best cyclists, including defending champion Jonas Vingegaard, compete in a 24-day, 21-stage race, which this year goes from Bilbao, Spain, to Paris.

In addition to how to watch, we've got other information to help you get ready for the Tour de France, including the route, teams and more. You can also get some never-before-seen access to the Tour de France (or at least last year's) with Tour de France: Unchained on Netflix.

So, without further ado, here's everything you need to know about how to watch the Tour de France 2023.

How to watch the Tour de France 2023 in the US

NBCUniversal has the broadcast and streaming rights to the Tour de France 2023 in the US. Peacock is set to stream every stage of the race live from its start, while specific details on traditional TV coverage for the Tour de France are going to be announced closer to the race, though last year NBC and USA Network split live coverage. 

Presuming that stays the case, to watch the NBC and USA coverage of the Tour de France, US viewers must be signed up to a pay-TV cable subscription service that carries NBC and USA (most do) or be a subscriber to a live TV streaming service with the networks, like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. Households that utilize a TV antenna can pick up the NBC broadcasts of the race.

If you want to watch the entire Tour de France live though, you’ll need to sign up for Peacock, specifically its Peacock Premium subscription.

Here is the schedule and where to watch the Tour de France stages for July 21-23 in the US:

Saturday, July 22

  • Pre-Race Show, 7 am ET/4 am PT, Peacock
  • Stage 20, 7:30 am ET/4:30 am PT, Peacock

Sunday, July 23

  • Pre-Race Show, 10 am ET/7 am PT, Peacock
  • Stage 21, 10:10 am ET/7:10 am PT, Peacock

How to watch the Tour de France 2023 in the UK

There are going to be many options to watch the Tour de France in the UK, with ITV4, Eurosport, GCN+ and S4C set to cover the event.

ITV4 is free-to-air for all UK TV households and is providing live daily coverage and highlights of each stage.  S4C is also free, and it'll provide coverage in the Welsh language.

Eurosport channels 1 and 2 (channels 410 and 411 on Sky TV) are also going to air the race, with streaming options available on Discovery Plus. Coverage is also going to be available on GCN Plus and S4C in Wales.

How to watch the Tour de France 2023 from anywhere

If you're going to be away from your normal TV setup but still want to watch the Tour de France, you might run into some problems. Thankfully, you can solve this exact issue with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

A VPN lets you change your IP address to that of the area of what you want to watch, meaning you can tune in to your major sporting events like the French Open or other content even if you're not there. Our favorite is ExpressVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar.


ExpressVPN is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. 

And it's a great way to watch Tour de France via your usual method from anywhere in the world.

Tour de France 2023 standings

After Stage 17, here is the top 10 for the Tour de France:

  • Jonas Vingegaard, 75 hours, 49 minutes, 24 seconds
  • Tadej Pogacar, 75 hours, 56 minutes, 59 seconds
  • Adam Yates, 76 hours, 0 minutes, 9 seconds
  • Carlos Rodriguez Cano, 76 hours, 1 minute, 25 seconds
  • Simon Yates, 76 hours, 1 minute, 43 seconds
  • Pello Bilbao Lopez, 76 hours, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
  • Jai Hindley, 76 hours, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
  • Felix Gall, 76 hours, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
  • Sepp Kuss, 76 hours, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
  • David Gaudu, 76 hours, 7 minutes, 21 seconds

For complete standings, visit the official Tour de France website.

Tour de France 2023 schedule

The Tour de France 2023 begins on Saturday, July 1, and concludes on Sunday, July 23. There are going to be 21 stages over the course of those three weeks, with just two days of rest. Keep up with what's going on with the race with the full Tour de France 2023 schedule below, including where each stage starts:

  • July 1: Stage 1 — Bilbao
  • July 2: Stage 2 — Vitoria-Gastiez
  • July 3: Stage 3 — Amorebieta-Etxano
  • July 4: Stage 4 — Dax
  • July 5: Stage 5 — Pau
  • July 6: Stage 6 — Tarbes
  • July 7: Stage 7 — Mont-de-Marsan
  • July 8: Stage 8 — Libourne
  • July 9: Stage 9 — Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat
  • July 11: Stage 10 — Vulcania
  • July 12: Stage 11 — Clermont-Ferrand
  • July 13: Stage 12 — Roanne
  • July 14: Stage 13 — Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne
  • July 15: Stage 14 — Annemasse
  • July 16: Stage 15 — Les Gets Les Portes Du Soleil
  • July 18: Stage 16 — Passy
  • July 19: Stage 17 — Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc
  • July 20: Stage 18 — Moutiers
  • July 21: Stage 19 — Moirans-en-Montagne
  • July 22: Stage 20 — Belfort
  • July 23: Stage 21 — Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Tour de France 2023 route

Here is the official route map for the Tour de France 2023:

(Image credit: Tour de France)

Tour de France 2023 cyclists

As we mentioned in the intro, Jonas Vingegaard is the defending Tour de France champion and is returning to the race this year to make it two in a row. He is widely viewed as one of the favorites, but who is best situated to challenge him?

According to What to Watch sister site CyclingNews, Vingegaard may not even be the favorite. They list Tadej Pogacar as their top pick to win the race. It certainly is a rivlary to watch between the two, as Vingegaard's win in 2022 prevented Pogacar from winning the race for the third straight year.

Other likely contenders include Mikel Landa, David Gaudu, Enric Mas, Richard Carapaz, Romain Bardet, Jai Hindley, Simon Yates and Dani Martinez. 

Check out the official Tour de France website for a full list of this year's cyclists.

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