Tour de France 2020 dates | TV schedule and live stream

Cycling is back in gear following the decimation of the sporting calendar in 2020 due to lockdown, with the Tour de France in full swing.

Pro cycling’s showpiece event is going ahead largely unchanged from its usual format, with a fresh stack of riders and teams aiming for glory.

The drama began before a summit had even been conquered as British stars – and former champions – Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas were left out of the Team Ineos ranks to feature in France.

Froome has spent most of the last year on the treatment table recovering from a horror crash prior to last year’s Tour, but had returned to action, albeit in a more tepid manner.

The pair are expected to lead the team in the Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia once they return to full fitness, but for now, all eyes are on the main contenders in the 2020 Tour de France.

Check out all the details you need to know about the Tour de France in 2020 including dates, teams, riders, the route, stages and past winners.

When does Tour de France 2020 start?

The Tour de France started on Saturday 29th August 2020, roughly two months after it was originally scheduled to take place.

It will be a full-length event, wrapping up in Paris on Sunday 20th September 2020.

How to watch Tour de France 2020 on TV and live stream

You can watch all of the live action on ITV4 with highlights shows running regularly on the night of every stage at approximately 7pm.

Exact times for live coverage will be confirmed below in the stage list.

Coverage can also be live streamed daily via ITV Hub.

Fans can also tune in to watch all of the action live on Eurosport in the UK.

Live coverage of every stage will be broadcast between the Eurosport 1 and 2 channels before a daily highlights show each evening.

Amazon Prime members can get a 7-day free trial to the Eurosport channel.

After the free trial, the Eurosport channel is £6.99 per month. Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month but can be accessed with a 30-day free trial.

Tour de France 2020 route and TV times

Stage 1 – Winner: Alexander Kristoff

Date: Saturday 29th August

Start: Nice Moyen Pays

Finish: Nice

Distance: 156km

Stage 2 – Winner: Julian Alaphilippe

Date: Sunday 30th August

Start: Nice Haut Pays

Finish: Nice

Distance: 187km

Stage 3 – Winner: Caleb Ewan

Date: Monday 31st August

Start: Nice

Finish: Sisteron

Distance: 198km

Stage 4

Date: Tuesday 1st September

Start: Sisteron

Finish: Orcieres-Merlette

Distance: 157km

WATCH: ITV4 from 1pm / Eurosport 1 from 12:20pm

Stage 5

Date: Wednesday 2nd September

Start: Gap

Finish: Privas

Distance: 183km

WATCH: ITV4 from 1pm / Eurosport 1 from 12:05pm

Stage 6

Date: Thursday 3rd September

Start: Le Teil

Finish: Mont Aigoual

Distance: 191km

WATCH: ITV4 from 1pm / Eurosport 1 from 10:55am

Stage 7

Date: Friday 4th September

Start: Millau

Finish: Lavaur

Distance: 168km

WATCH: ITV4 from 1pm / Eurosport 1 from 12:20pm

Stage 8

Date: Saturday 5th September

Start: Cazeres-Sur-Garonne

Finish: Loudenvielle

Distance: 140km

WATCH: ITV4 from 12:15pm / Eurosport 1 from 12:25pm

Stage 9

Date: Sunday 6th September

Start: Pau

Finish: Laruns

Distance: 154km

WATCH: ITV4 from 11am / Eurosport 1 from 12pm

Stage 10

Date: Tuesday 8th September

Start: Ile d’Oleron

Finish: Ile de re Saint-Martin

Distance: 170km

WATCH: ITV4 from 12:15pm / Eurosport 1 from 12:25pm

Stage 11

Date: Wednesday 9th September

Start: Catelaillon-Plage

Finish: Potiers

Distance: 167km

WATCH: ITV4 from 2pm / Eurosport 1 from 12:20pm

Stage 12

Date: Thursday 10th September

Start: Chauvigny

Finish: Sarran Correze

Distance: 218km

WATCH: ITV4 from 1pm / Eurosport 1 from 10:45am

Stage 13

Date: Friday 11th September

Start: Chatel-Guyon

Finish: Puy Mary

Distance: 191km

WATCH: ITV4 from 1pm / Eurosport 1 from 10:45am

Stage 14

Date: Saturday 12th September

Start: Clermont-Ferrand

Finish: Lyon

Distance: 197km

WATCH: ITV4 from 12pm / Eurosport 1 from 12pm

Stage 15

Date: Sunday 13th September

Start: Lyon

Finish: Grand Colombier

Distance: 175km

WATCH: ITV4 from 11:15am / Eurosport 1 from 11:20am

Stage 16

Date: Tuesday 15th September

Start: La Tour-du-Pin

Finish: Villard-de-Lans

Distance: 164km

WATCH: ITV4 from 1pm / Eurosport 1 from 12pm

Stage 17

Date: Wednesday 16th September

Start: Grenoble

Finish: Meribel Col de la Loze

Distance: 168km

WATCH: ITV4 from 11am / Eurosport 1 from 11:10am

Stage 18

Date: Thursday 17th September

Start: Meribel

Finish: La Roche-Sur-Foron

WATCH: ITV4 from 1pm / Eurosport 1 from 11am

Stage 19

Date: Friday 18th September

Start: Bourg-en-Bresse

Finish: Champagnole

Distance: 160km

WATCH: ITV4 from 2pm / Eurosport 1 from 12:25pm

Stage 20

Date: Saturday 19th September

Start: Lure

Finish: La Planche des Belles Filles

Distance: 36km

WATCH: ITV4 from 2pm / Eurosport 1 from 12pm

Stage 21

Date: Sunday 20th September

Start: Mantes-La-Jolie

Finish: Paris

Distance: 122km

WATCH: ITV4 from 3:45pm / Eurosport 1 from 11:20am

Tour de France teams and riders

The provisional start list for the Tour de France 2020:

Ineos Grenadiers

  • Egan Bernal
  • Andrey Amador
  • Richard Carapaz
  • Jonathan Castroviejo
  • Michal Kwiatkowski
  • Luke Rowe
  • Pavel Sivakov
  • Dylan Van Baarle

Team Jumbo – Visma

  • Primož Roglic
  • George Bennett
  • Amund Grøndahl Jansen
  • Tom Dumoulin
  • Robert Gesink
  • Sepp Kuss
  • Tony Martin
  • Wout Van Aert

Bora – Hansgrohe

  • Peter Sagan
  • Emanuel Buchmann
  • Felix Grossschartner
  • Lennard Kämna
  • Gregor Mühlberger
  • Daniel Oss
  • Lukas Pöstlberger
  • Maximilian Schachmann

Agr La Mondiale

  • Romain Bardet
  • Mikael Cherel
  • Benoit Cosnefroy
  • Pierre Latour
  • Oliver Naesen
  • Nans Peters
  • Clément Venturini
  • Alexis Vuillermoz

Deceuninck – Quick – Step

  • Julian Alaphilippe
  • Kasper Asgreen
  • Sam Bennett
  • Rémi Cavagna
  • Tim Declercq
  • Dries Devenyns
  • Bob Jungels
  • Michael Mørkøv

Groupama – FDJ

  • Thibaut Pinot
  • William Bonnet
  • David Gaudu
  • Stefan Küng
  • Matthieu Ladagnous
  • Valentin Madouas
  • Rudy Molard
  • Sébastien Reichenbach

Bahrain – McLaren

  • Mikel Landa
  • Pello Bilbao
  • Damiano Caruso
  • Sonny Colbrelli
  • Marco Haller
  • Matej Mohoric
  • Wouter Poels
  • Rafael Valls Ferri

EF Pro Cycling

  • Rigoberto Uran
  • Alberto Bettiol
  • Hugh John Carthy
  • Sergio Andres Higuita
  • Jens Keukeleire
  • Daniel Felipe Martinez
  • Neilson Powless
  • Tejay Van Garderen

Team Arkea – Samsic

  • Nairo Quintana
  • Winner Anacona
  • Warren Barguil
  • Kévin Ledanois
  • Dayer Quintana
  • Diego Rosa
  • Clément Russo
  • Connor Swift

Movistar Team

  • Alejandro Valverde
  • Dario Cataldo
  • Imanol Erviti
  • Enric Mas
  • Nelson Oliveira
  • José Rojas
  • Marc Soler
  • Carlos Verona

Trek – Segafredo

  • Richie Porte
  • Niklas Eg
  • Kenny Elissonde
  • Bauke Mollema
  • Mads Pedersen
  • Toms Skujins
  • Jasper Stuyven
  • Edward Theuns

CCC Team

  • Greg Van Avermaet
  • Alessandro De Marchi
  • Simon Geschke
  • Jan Hirt
  • Jonas Koch
  • Michael Schär
  • Matteo Trentin
  • Ilnur Zakarin

Cofidis

  • Guillaume Martin
  • Simone Consonni
  • Nicolas Edet
  • Jesus Herrada
  • Christophe Laporte
  • Anthony Perez
  • Pierre Luc Perichon
  • Elia Viviani

UAE Team Emirates

  • Tadej Pogacar
  • Fabio Aru
  • David De La Cruz
  • Davide Formolo
  • Alexander Kristoff
  • Vegard Stake Laengen
  • Marco Marcato
  • Jan Polanc

Astana Pro Team

  • Miguel Angel Lopez
  • Omar Fraile
  • Hugo Houle
  • Gorka Izaguirre Insausti
  • Ion Izaguirre Insausti
  • Alexey Lutsenko
  • Luis León Sanchez
  • Harold Tejada

Lotto Soudal

  • Caleb Ewan
  • Steff Cras
  • Jasper De Buyst
  • Thomas De Gendt
  • John Degenkolb
  • Frederik Frison
  • Philippe Gilbert
  • Roger Kluge

Mitchelton – Scott

  • Adam Yates
  • Jack Bauer
  • Samuel Bewley
  • Esteban Chaves
  • Daryl Impey
  • Christopher Juul Jensen
  • Luka Mezgec
  • Mikel Nieve

Israel Start-Up Nation

  • Daniel Martin
  • André Greipel
  • Ben Hermans
  • Hugo Hofstetter
  • Krists Neilands
  • Guy Niv
  • Nils Politt
  • Tom Van Asbroeck

Total Direct Energie

  • Niccolò Bonifazio
  • Mathieu Burgaudeau
  • Lilian Calmejane
  • Jérôme Cousin
  • Fabien Grellier
  • Romain Sicard
  • Geoffrey Soupe
  • Anthony Turgis

NTT Pro Cycling Team

  • Giacomo Nizzolo
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen
  • Ryan Gibbons
  • Michael Gogl
  • Michael Hundahl Valgren
  • Roman Kreuziger
  • Domenico Pozzovivo
  • Maximilian Walscheid

Team Sunweb

  • Tiesj Benoot
  • Nikias Arndt
  • Cees Bol
  • Marc Hirschi
  • Søren Kragh Andersen
  • Joris Nieuwenhuis
  • Casper Phillip Pedersen
  • Nicolas Roche

B&B Hotels – Vital Concept P / B KTM

  • Bryan Coquard
  • Cyril Barthe
  • Maxime Chevalier
  • Jens Debusschere
  • Cyril Gautier
  • Quentin Pacher
  • Kévin Reza
  • Pierre Rolland

Who won the Tour de France 2019?

Egan Bernal ended a run of British dominance in the Tour de France last year.

Froome and Thomas combined to sweep up the last four years of TDF titles for Team Sky before a name change to Team Ineos.

Colombian star Bernal rode to victory for Ineos despite not winning any individual stages and only leading twice.

The 23-year-old was rewarded for his consistency throughout all the stages as he was crowned in Paris.

Tour de France past winners

2010: Andy Schleck

2011: Cadel Evans

2012: Bradley Wiggins

2013: Chris Froome

2014: Vincenzo Nibali

2015: Chris Froome

2016: Chris Froome

2017: Chris Froome

2018: Geraint Thomas

2019: Egan Bernal

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