Of the 3,000+km of the Tour de France, Stage 7 is the one that takes out the biggest chunk. Fortunately for the riders, the longest 2019 stage is also one of the flattest and there should be the chance for some very aggressive cycling from the best sprinters today between Belfort and Chalon-sur-Saône. To see the sights and the cycling from just about anywhere on Earth, be sure to follow our Stage 7 live stream guide of the 2019 Tour de France.
Tour de France Stage 7 – where and when
Stage 7 of the 2019 Tour de France sees the riders race between Belfort and Chalon-sur-Saône. The official stage length is 230km.
It’s set to take place on Thursday, July 11 with the riders getting started at 11.20am local time (so that’s 10.20am BST, 5.20am ET, 2.20am PT).
After a hard, hilly Stage 6, last year’s King of the Mountains Julian Alaphilippe finally relinquished the yellow jersey thanks to some impressive climbing by the rest of the field. None more so than Belgian Dylan Teuns, but it’s young Italian Giulio Ciccone who has taken top honours in the general classification.
Yesterday also saw the Team Ineos and reigning champion Geraint Thomas make a move – he and Colombian Egan Bernal are now loitering well within range of the top spots.
To make sure that you don’t miss a single minute of the action, keep reading our guide. We’ll tell you all the best (and FREE) ways to watch Stage 7 with Tour de France live stream options no matter where you are today.
Live stream Tour de France Stage 7 from outside your country
We have details of all the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand broadcasters further down this guide. Good news in the UK and Australia where it’s on free-to-air TV.
If you’re obsessed by watching Le Tour and refuse to miss a stage – even when you’re away on business or on holiday – then you’ll be disappointed to see your domestic coverage geo-blocked when you try to stream online from abroad. That’s where utilising a VPN (Virtual Private Network ) really helps. It let’s you virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that’s back in your home country. Thus letting you watch as if you were back there.
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How to live stream Tour de France Stage 7 FREE in the UK
We’re delighted to say that ITV4 is showing all of the stages on Le Tour. You can watch via a TV, online or you can stream via mobile or tablet using the ITV Hub app.
Today’s coverage begins at 10am BST with the stage itself kicking off at 10.20am.
Want to watch this stage but out of the UK? You can use a VPN to relocate your ISP to a server in the UK and watch as if you were back at home.
How to watch Stage 7 of Le Tour in the US
NBC Sports is the official broadcaster for the Tour de France 2019 in the US. You’ll need to sign-up if you’re not already receiving this channel.
For the most extensive coverage NBC has to offer, you can subscribe to NBC Sports Gold, which is offering a Cycling Pass for $54.99, delivering live, on-demand and commercial free coverage of the Tour.
If you’re not interested in cable but still want to watch then there are plenty more TV streaming services available to watch on. Here’s a selection of the best, most of which also have a free trial:
– Discover our pick of all the US’s best sports streaming sites
Live stream Tour de France stage 7 in Australia for FREE
Getting a Tour de France live stream Down Under is absolutely free thanks to SBS and its apps.
Of course watching this stage as it happens depends on whether you’re prepared to stay awake for it – SBS coverage starts at 9.30pm AEST.
If you happen to be outside outside Australia as it happens but still want to catch that SBS broadcast, using a VPN will let you watch as if you were back at home.
Stream Tour de France 2019 Stage 7 live in Canada
Sportsnet – the specialist subscription sports station – will be showing this and every stage of Le Tour. If you don’t already have access, you can sign up to Sportsnet NOW for a live HD stream on your computer or mobile device. You can go for a 7-day pass for $9.99 or $19.99 for a month that will sort you for every single stage. For French-speaking coverage in Canada, viewers will need to tune into RDS Sports.
However, if you want to watch while away from Canada, your best bet is to use a VPN and access the coverage.
How to watch Tour de France 2019 in New Zealand
Sky Sports will be showing this stage of the Tour de France – sorry, there’s no free ways to watch in New Zealand annoyingly. But that won’t bother you if you’re obsessed by Le Tour – and neither will the unsociable coverage times.