How to Watch Tour de France 2017 Free Live Online - The VPN Guru

How to Watch Tour de France 2017 Free Live Online

How to stream Tour de France 2017 live online for free? The 2017 Tour de France will be the 104th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s Grand Tours. The race will begin with an individual time trial in Düsseldorf on 1 July, and conclude with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris on 23 July 2017. Official streaming channels from all over the world will broadcast the race live online. In this article, you can find a list of all the biggest premium and free Tour de France channels. I will also show you how to use VPN or Smart DNS proxies to unblock these channels in USA, UK, Germany, France, Canada, or Australia. Learn how to watch Tour de France free live on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox, Fire Stick, Apple TV, or Roku.

Stream Le Tour de France 2017 Free Live Online

How to Watch Tour de France 2017 Free Live Online

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Tour de France Streaming Channels

First Step – Create your free ITV Account

Although ITV is a free streaming channel, you still have to sign up for an account in order to watch live and catch up programs. Simply follow these steps to register your free ITV account in USA, Canada, Australia or anywhere else outside UK.

  1. Head over to the ITV website.
  2. Then, click on ‘Sign in’ in the top-right corner of your screen.
  3. On the next page, select ‘Sign up now’.
  4. Enter your details, including your title, name, email address, and date of birth.
  5. For ‘Postcode’, enter ‘WC1X 0AA’ without the quotations.
  6. Then, check the ‘ITV Terms and Condition Box’.
  7. Finally, select ‘I’m ready’.

You will then receive a confirmation email in your inbox. Click on the link inside it and your free ITV account will be ready to use. Now, all you need is one of the solutions explained below to watch Tour de France anywhere in the world.

How to Watch Tour de France 2017 Live Online using VPN

If you try to stream ITV live outside UK, you will be presented with the following geo-error. “We’re sorry. ITV Hub is only available to viewers in the UK.”

Tour de France ITV Stream Geoblocked outside UK

Tour de France ITV Stream Geoblocked outside UK

So, how are cycling fans in Australia, Ireland, Canada, or USA supposed to watch Tour de France 2017 free online? Well, all you have to do is trick ITV into thinking you are located in UK. One way of doing so is by using VPN. A virtual private network basically allows you to get a UK IP address which then enables you to unblock any British streaming channels regardless of where you currently live. Follow these steps to unblock ITV outside UK.

  1. First of all, sign up with a VPN service. Stay away from free VPNs like Hola as those can harm your online security and do not work properly in most cases.
  2. Now that you have created your VPN account, download and install the VPN app from the VPN provider’s website.
  3. Launch the app and connect to a VPN server in the UK.
  4. You now appear to be browsing the web using an British IP address.
  5. This approach allows you to unblock all UK channels anywhere overseas including BBC iPlayer, TVPlayer, Channel 4, Channel 5, and of course ITV Player.
  6. Once you’re connected to a UK VPN server, head over to the ITV4 page and stream Tour de France 2017 free live online.
ITV's Free Tour de France Live Stream Unblocked with VPN

ITV’s Free Tour de France Live Stream Unblocked with VPN

While I do recommend using ExpressVPN to unblock ITV Hub outside UK, mainly due to their 30-day refund guarantee, you can also use other VPN services to watch Tour de France 2017 live online.

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How to Stream 2017 Tour de France Live Free with Smart DNS

Smart DNS is another method you can use to bypass regional restrictions and unblock channels that are not available in your country. You do not get a new IP address in this case. Your traffic is only partially redirected and the channels you get to unblock solely depend on which Smart DNS proxy service you are using. Here’s how you can use Smart DNS to unblock ITV overseas and subsequently stream Coronation Street free live online anywhere in the world.

  1. First, head over to Unlocator and sign up for a free 7-day trial.
  2. Afterwards, follow these videos/setup tutorial to configure Smart DNS on your streaming device.
  3. Finally, go to the ITV website or launch the ITV Player app and sign in using the ITV account you have created earlier.
  4. Watch Tour de France free online.

The reason why I have suggested using Unlocator in this case is because it’s the only Smart DNS proxy service that actually allowed me to watch ITV abroad. Their free 7-day trial means you have nothing to lose when trying their service.

Tour de France 2017 Stages

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 1 July Düsseldorf (Germany) 14 km (9 mi) Individual time trial
2 2 July Düsseldorf (Germany) to Liège (Belgium) 203.5 km (126 mi) Flat stage
3 3 July Verviers (Belgium) to Longwy 212.5 km (132 mi) Summit Finish
4 4 July Mondorf-les-Bains (Luxembourg) to Vittel 207.5 km (129 mi) Flat stage
5 5 July Vittel to La Planche des Belles Filles 160.5 km (100 mi) Summit Finish
6 6 July Vesoul to Troyes 216 km (134 mi) Flat stage
7 7 July Troyes to Nuits-Saint-Georges 213.5 km (133 mi) Flat stage
8 8 July Dole to Station des Rousses 187.5 km (117 mi) Summit Finish
9 9 July Nantua to Chambéry 181.5 km (113 mi) Mountain stage
10 July Dordogne Rest day
10 11 July Périgueux to Bergerac 178 km (111 mi) Flat stage
11 12 July Eymet to Pau 203.5 km (126 mi) Flat stage
12 13 July Pau to Peyragudes 214.5 km (133 mi) Summit Finish
13 14 July Saint-Girons to Foix 101 km (63 mi) Mountain stage
14 15 July Blagnac to Rodez 181.5 km (113 mi) Hilly stage
15 16 July Laissac-Sévérac-l’Église to Le Puy-en-Velay 189.5 km (118 mi) Medium-mountain stage
17 July Le Puy-en-Velay Rest day
16 18 July Le Puy-en-Velay to Romans-sur-Isère 165 km (103 mi) Flat stage
17 19 July La Mure to Serre Chevalier 183 km (114 mi) Mountain stage
18 20 July Briançon to Col d’Izoard 179.5 km (112 mi) Summit Finish
19 21 July Embrun to Salon-de-Provence 222.5 km (138 mi) Hilly stage
20 22 July Marseille 22.5 km (14 mi) Individual time trial
21 23 July Montgeron to Paris (Champs-Élysées) 103 km (64 mi) Flat stage
Total 3,540 km (2,200 mi)

Le Tour de France 2017 Route Map

Le Tour de France 2017 Route Map

Le Tour de France 2017 Route Map

Tour de France Official Preview

How to Watch Tour de France 2017 Free Live Online?

As you can see from the guide above, there is no shortage of free official Tour de France streaming channels. Just in case you live in a region where these channels are geoblocked, all you need is a geo-spoofing service such as ExpressVPN or Unlocator.

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