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How to Watch the Tour de France 2024

The most anticipated cycling event in the world is back. Tag along and tune in to see all the action on Peacock.

By Peacock Staff
Key art of cyclists for the Tour de France

The thrill of the ride is upon us once more. Cycling’s greatest event is back – the 2024 Tour de France begins Saturday, June 29. With a start in Italy and a finish in Nice, this year is unlike any other. Follow your favorite cyclists as they undertake grueling hills, long days, and tests of endurance as they move through the European countryside on their way to the finish line. Ride along and catch all 21 day-long stages of the Tour LIVE on Peacock.

What Is the Tour de France? 

The Tour de France is a massive bike race that takes cyclists on a three-week journey through France. With the exact route changing every year, this is a unique challenge unlike anything else on the cycling calendar. The race is broken up into stages, with each day covering a certain portion of the route. Each stage has its own winner, and the winner of the entire event is the person who has the fastest time of all 21 stages. Every stage matters. Even winning one, even if the rider doesn’t win the tournament, will boost that rider’s standing significantly. Only the absolute best, most competitive riders make it into the Tour de France, so tensions are high for the right to win the coveted yellow jersey.  

This year’s event challenges 176 riders. 22 teams of 8 riders will travel across 3,498 km of road, hill, and mountain terrain.  Riding for hours each day, the cyclists are put to the ultimate test as they try to have the lowest time and pass their fellow competitors, scaling mountains and gliding on roads in the process. While the course is always different and a new challenge for the riders, this year’s course is unprecedented. The Tour completely skips Paris – typically the finish line is located on the Champs-Elysées – and kicks off in Florence, Italy. With twelve new locations along the route and four countries total, this may be the best Tour de France yet.  

What’s Different About This Year? 

With the 2024 Summer Olympics beginning July 26 in Paris, the tour is having a few changes. The race avoids Paris entirely and will have its grand finale in the beautiful French Riveria. The race will travel through four countries – France, Italy, San Marino, and Monaco – and feature ten new locations along the way. Four mountain ranges will be visited – the Apennines, the Italian and French Alps, the Massif Central, and the Pyrenees – and 52,230m of total vertical gain. Rather than a sprint for the final stage, this year’s Tour de France Stage 21 will be a time trial for the first time since 1989.  

Some athletes will finish the race and only have a few days rest before gearing up to represent their country in cycling at the Paris Olympics beginning July 27. France is in the world’s eye this summer and the Tour de France is sure to bring the action.  

What Is the Schedule For the Tour de France?   

The 2024 Tour de France begins June 29, and each day will likely have some surprises. Check out the full schedule here and make sure to watch along on Peacock.  

Saturday June 29  

6:30a ET: Stage 1 – Florence to Rimini 

Sunday June 30 

6:05a ET: Stage 2 – Cesenatico to Bologne 

Monday July 1 

6:50a ET: Stage 3 – Plaisance to Turin 

Tuesday July 2 

7a ET: Stage 4 – Pinerolo to Valloire  

Wednesday July 3 

6:55a ET: Stage 5 – Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Saint-Vulbas 

Thursday July 4 

7a ET: Stage 6 – Mâcon to Dijon  

Friday July 5 

7:10a ET: Stage 7 –Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin 

Saturday July 6 

6a ET: Stage 8 – Semur-en-Auxois to Colombey-les-Deux-Églises 

Sunday July 7 

7:05a ET: Stage 9 – Troyes 

Monday July 8 

No coverage – rest day in Orléans 

Tuesday July 9  

6:55a ET: Stage 10 – Orléans to Saint-Amand-Montrond 

Wednesday July 10 

6:55a ET: Stage 11 – Évaux-les-Bains to Le Lioran 

Thursday July 11  

6:55a ET: Stage 12 – Aurillac to Villeneuve-sur-Lot  

Friday July 12 

7:30a ET: Stage 13 – Agen to Pau 

Saturday July 13 

6:30a ET: Stage 14 – Pau to Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet 

Sunday July 14 

6:55a ET: Stage 15 – Loudenvielle to Plateau de Beille  

Monday July 15 

No coverage – rest day in Gruissan 

Tuesday July 16 

6:50a ET: Stage 16 – Gruissan to Nîmes  

Wednesday July 17 

6:05a ET: Stage 17 – Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Superdévoluy  

Thursday July 18 

6:55a ET: Stage 18 – Gap to Barcelonnette  

Friday July 19 

7:05a ET: Stage 19 – Embrun to Isola 2000 

Saturday July 20 

7:35a ET: Stage 20 – Nice to Col de la Couillole 

Sunday July 21 

10:10a ET: Stage 21 – Monaco to Nice  

Can I Watch a Stage Later if I Can’t Catch it Live? 

Yes! In addition to full live coverage, Peacock will have full replays available of every stage of the Tour de France. You’ll also be able to stream highlights, recaps, interviews, and much more. Every replay will be available after the conclusion of each stage so you never have to miss a moment. The Tour de France is the most dramatic race on the calendar, so Peacock is making sure you get to see it all. 

Which Cyclists Should I Look Out For? 

Two-time defending champion Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark) is a must- watch. Will he be able to go for three? He’s a likely favorite but not the only one. Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia) won in 2020 and 2021 and placed second in 2022 and 2023. The two will likely battle it out for the entirety of the 2024 edition, making a thrilling spectacle all fans will enjoy.  

But don’t count others out! Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) is debuting at the 2024 Tour de France and a young up-and-comer to watch at 23 -years old. Another possible rising star is Canada’s Derek Gee. A few American riders will be in the mix, including Neilson Powless, Sean Quinn, and Matteo Jorgenson. Brothers Simon and Adam Yates (United Kingdom) will compete for different teams. France’s David Gaudu and Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz may also create a stir. Anything could happen, and all of these cyclists will give it their all the entire Tour.  

Who will cycle to victory at the 2024 Tour de France? With so many changes and new additions, along with the backdrop of the Olympics as another opportunity to impress on the world stage, this is the race to watch.  

Watch the Tour de France on Peacock.

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