When in doubt, pedal it out.
Starting from this quote, you’re about to read this article probably because you want to know what Tour de France is or, maybe, you want to know more details about how to watch Tour de France 2018 online. No matter in which categories you’re in, this article will answer both of your questions.
What is Le Tour de France (or TDF) and its history in few words
First organized in 1903, the Tour de France is an annual male multiple stage bicycle race, held in France. An interesting fact about the competition is that, in 1903, its main purpose was to increase the sales of the newspaper L’Auto. However, since then, TDF has been held annually (excepting the years when the World Wars happened).
In order to maintain the tradition, the Tour de France is organized primarily in July. While the Tour de France route changes every year, its format remains the same and is spectacular. A passage through the mountain chains of the Pyrenees and the Alps which finishes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
The modern edition of the race consists of 21 day-long stages, over 23 days and it covers almost 3500 kilometers (2200 miles). Usually, there are competing between 20 and 22 teams.
Tour de France 2018 – Stage guide.
Starting from Saturday, July 7th to Sunday, July 29th, 2018, the 105th edition of Tour de France has 21 stages and will cover a distance of 3,351 kilometers, as mentioned below:
- 8 flat stages
- 5 hilly stages
- 6 mountain stages and 3 altitude finishes (La Rosière, Alpe d’Huez, Saint-Lary-Soulan col du Portet)
- 1 individual time-trial
- 1 team time-trial
- 2 rest days
The detailed Tour de France stages are:
- Stage 1 (201 KM): Noirmoutier-en-L’île / Fontenay-le-Comte
- Stage 2 (182.5 KM): Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon
- Stage 3 (35.5 KM): Cholet / Cholet
- Stage 4 (195 KM): La Baule / Sarzeau
- Stage 5 (204.5 KM): Lorient / Quimper
- Stage 6 (181 KM): Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan
- Stage 7 (231 KM): Fougères / Chartres
- Stage 8 (181 KM): Dreux / Amiens Métropole
- Stage 9 (156.5 KM): Arras Citadelle / Roubaix
- Stage 10 (158.5 KM): Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand
- Stage 11 (108.5 KM): Albertville / La Rosière
- Stage 12 (175.5 KM): Bourg-Saint-Maurice / Alpe D’huez
- Stage 13 (169.5 KM): Bourg D’oisans / Valence
- Stage 14 (188 KM): Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende
- Stage 15 (181.5 KM): Millau / Carcassonne
- Stage 16 (218 KM): Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon
- Stage 17 (65 KM): Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan
- Stage 18 (171 KM): Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau
- Stage 19 (200.5 KM): Lourdes / Laruns
- Stage 20 (31 KM): Saint-Pée-Sur-Nivelle / Espelette
- Stage 21 (116 KM): Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées
Le Tour de France route map of this year’s edition.
You can find more information about the history of Le Tour de France, its winners or the grand depart on their official website.
So, how can you live stream Le Tour de France 2018 online?
Millions of cycling fans from around the world are waiting for the race, but unfortunately, even if there are broadcasters that offer live coverage of the race online, most of them are restricted to only a few regions.
By using a VPN service, you will be able to mask your real IP address and to replace it with the one that your new server provides. Also, a VPN is a handy tool when it comes to online privacy and security, but this subject was explained in another article.
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Who will win Le Tour de France in 2018?
The greatest pride of all at TDF is to wear the yellow jersey, on the final day, in Paris.
From 2013 to 2017, Christopher Froome from Team Sky (Great Britain) was able to conquer the race, while Michael Matthews was a standout in 2017 and wore the green jersey.
Will Christopher Froome win le Tour de France in 2018 too? We will see the final result really soon.
Maybe Christopher is motivated by the prize money too, not only by the yellow jersey he can wear on the final day.
Back in 2017, the money prize was about £2m (€2,287,650). As you might think, Team Sky took the most part of the price (around €716,590).
However, the work done by these cyclists is hard, and they deserve every penny. 😊
We are impatient to watch Le Tour de France 2018. Also, we are curious if Christopher Froome will win TDF in 2018.
By the way, Fernando Gaviria, Vincenzo Nibali, Tom Dumoulin, Peter Sagan, Egan Bernal, Chris Froome and Adam Yates are our favorites riders to watch. Who is your favorite?