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How to watch the 2022 Tour of Britain – live TV and streaming

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Tom Pidcock on the podium after the opening stage of the Tour of Britain (Image credit: SWPix)

The highlight of the British racing calendar is underway, with the 2022 Tour of Britain winding its way down from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight this week.

Cyclingnews will have full stage reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the race.

The 2022 Tour of Britain will be broadcast around Europe and the rest of the world, with all stages live on the air, and you can find out how to watch the race wherever you are with our handy guide and with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

The race is set to be a warm-up for the upcoming UCI Road World Championships, with it's hilly parcours and punchy finishes a good proving ground ahead of the trip to Australia.

Tour de France stage winner Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) heads up the start list. The Briton is joined at the strongest team in the race by the retiring Richie Porte, Amstel Gold Race winner Michał Kwiatkowski and Brabantse Pijl winner Magnus Sheffield.

Dylan Teuns leads Israel-Premier Tech in the race for UCI points. The La Flèche Wallonne champion is accompanied by Michael Woods as part of a strong squad.

Felix Großschartner lines up as the leaders of Bora-Hansgrohe, with Jordi Meeus set to be their sprint option.

At Team DSM, Cees Bol will be looking to target sprint wins while Chris Hamilton is an option on the hillier days. The versatile Matteo Jorgenson heads up Movistar, who can also look to Oscar Rodríguez in the quest for points.

Filippo Zana (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Anthon Charmig (Uno-X), and Thomas Gloag (Trinity Racing) are among the other names to watch, while Jake Stewart (Great Britain), Sacha Modolo (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Kenneth Van Rooy (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), and Eduard Prades (Caja Rural-Seguros SGA) are all set to compete in the sprints. 

Read on for all the information on how to watch the 2022 Tour of Britain.

Tour of Britain live stream

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The 2022 Tour of Britain will be broadcast in the United Kingdom, Europe, the USA, Canada, and Australia on GCN+ (opens in new tab), with a year’s subscription costing £39.99. Eurosport will also be airing the race via the Eurosport Player.

In the UK, ITV4 (opens in new tab) will also be airing the race live on TV and online daily.

Around the world, other broadcasters include L'Equipe (opens in new tab) (France), Claro (opens in new tab) (Latin American), RTVC (opens in new tab) (Colombia), and Sky (opens in new tab) (New Zealand).

Be warned, though, geo-restrictions may apply if you're outside your home country or on holiday during the race.

You can get around that, however, by accessing the streams via a VPN. 

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) offers the ability to simulate being back in your home country, allowing you to watch the race live on various devices – including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.

Tour of Britain schedule

Schedule
DateStartFinishLength
Stage 1September 4AberdeenGlenshee Ski Centre181.3km
Stage 2September 5HawickDuns175.2km
Stage 3September 6DurhamSunderland163.6km
Stage 4September 7RedcarDuncombe Park149.5km
Stage 5September 8West BridgfordDunsley186.8km
Stage 6September 9TewkesburyGloucester170.9km
Stage 7September 10West BayFerndown175.9km
Stage 8September 11RydeThe Needles148.9km
Daniel Ostanek
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Daniel Ostanek is production editor at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired as staff writer. Prior to joining the team, he had written for most major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly, Rouleur, and CyclingTips.

 

Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France and the spring Classics, and has interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Daniel also runs The Leadout newsletter and oversees How to Watch guides throughout the season. His favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Volta a Portugal, and he rides a Colnago C40.