How to watch the Tour of Flanders – live streaming
The comprehensive streaming guide for Sunday's cobbled Monument
It's here! The 2023 Tour of Flanders and Tour of Flanders Women are coming up this weekend on Sunday, April 2, with the cream of the crop of the Classics peloton taking on the toughest cobbles and hills that Flanders has to offer at the second Monument of the season.
We've been waiting all spring for the peloton to tackle Belgian cycling's hallowed ground and the famed cobbled climbs of the Paterberg, Koppenberg, and Oude Kwaremont. Now we're edging ever closer to one of the biggest races on the calendar.
The biggest names in the men's and women's pelotons will reconvene in Brugge and Oudenaarde to kick off the festivities on Sunday morning, with reigning champions Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx) heading the bill.
Van der Poel will face a brutal list of top riders as he faces off against Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep), Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty), Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers), and Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) and more.
Meanwhile, Kopecky will run the gauntlet to battle against Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar), Grave Brown, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-Suez), Elisa Longo Borghini, Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo), Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (AG Insurance-Soudal-QuickStep), among others, while Lorena Wiebes and Demi Vollering join her at SD Worx.
Cyclingnews will be bringing you full reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the race. Read on to find out how to watch the Tour of Flanders via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.
Check below for the Tour of Flanders men's route and Tour of Flanders Women route plus start list information, and scroll down for all your Tour of Flanders live streaming needs.
Tour of Flanders live streams
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If you're in the UK, or any one of many European countries, the race will be aired live and in full on GCN+ and Eurosport – via Discovery+.
A subscription to Discovery+ costs £6.99/$9.15 per month, or £59.99/$78.51 for a 12-month pass. A year's subscription to GCN+ costs £39.99.
For cycling fans in the USA or Canada, Flobikes is your port of call for live coverage. A year-long subscription will set you back $150 in the USA and $209.99 in Canada, with monthly prices running at higher rates.
In Australia, public broadcaster SBS will be streaming the action.
Belgian broadcasters Sporza and RTBF will be airing the race if you fancy some local flavour.
If you are away from the broadcast country, or on holiday outside your country, and find that the live streams are geo-restricted, you can get around this by gaining access to them by simulating being back in your home country via a 'virtual private network', or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.
TechRadar tested hundreds of VPNs and recommends the number-one VPN currently available as Express VPN. With ExpressVPN, you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.
Tour of Flanders schedule
|April 2||Men's||Brugge - Oudenaarde (273km)||10:00 - 16:29|
|April 2||Women's||Oudenaarde - Oudenaarde (157km)||13:30 - 17:32|
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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, 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.
By Jackie Tyson