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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: PeteJack on March 11, 2014, 01:07:42 pm

 
Title: Pleae help me watch the Tour
Post by: PeteJack on March 11, 2014, 01:07:42 pm
I got rid of cable and satellite TV but still have one of those 'smart' TVs that lets me watch Youtube and Netflix. Now, how can I watch the Tour de France with Phil Ligget's commentary and all that for a reasonable cost? Is there something I can subscribe to on the internet? It's a big deal for me as the first stage goes within 5 miles of my house in the UK.

FWIW this stage goes through some of England's most exquisite countryside - the Yorkshire Dales.
Title: Re: Pleae help me watch the Tour
Post by: indyfabz on March 11, 2014, 01:33:45 pm
Have you looked at itv.com? I think they carry the race live via the Internet. You may not get Phil, etc., coverage though. The itv web site seems very confusing. Good luck with it.
Title: Re: Pleae help me watch the Tour
Post by: 2riders on April 21, 2014, 09:08:43 pm
I also got rid of cable and for the last two years have downloaded the Tour de France app on my ipad for $14.99 (I think it was that or near that price).  I really enjoyed the app and connected to my TV with an HDMI cable and watched it that way...worked out great and will do it again this year.  It won't be available for awhile yet but watch for it if you have an iPad.  I tried to find a link for you but couldn't find one yet.
Title: Re: Pleae help me watch the Tour
Post by: DaveB on April 22, 2014, 12:01:34 pm
steephill.tv has live feed from Eurosport in various languages, including English.  You have to fiddle around a bit to get rid of the ads and popups and the picture quality is mediocre but the coverage is good. It's not Phil and Paul but the commentators are knowledgeable and  the color guy is Sean Kelly.