The Tour de France doesn’t come much tougher than what’s ahead for the riders on Stage 6. They’re well and truly into the mountains of the Vosges massif and only the toughest competitors will survive near the top of general classification. To see the sights and the cycling from just about anywhere on Earth, be sure to follow our Stage 6 live stream guide of the 2019 Tour de France.

Tour de France Stage 6 – where and when

Stage 6 of the 2019 Tour de France sees the riders travel up and down hills between Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles – not far from the Swiss city of Basel. The official stage length is 160.5km.

It’s set to take place on Thursday, July 11 with the riders getting started at 1.05pm local time (so that’s 12.05pm BST, 7.05am ET, 4.05am PT).

Last year’s King of the Mountains Julian Alaphilippe has been the stand out rider of this year’s Tour de France so far and will wear the yellow jersey again today. But as you’d expect at this still early stage of Le Tour, there are plenty of riders within seconds of him – including last year’s overall winner Geraint Thomas.

And thanks to his storming win yesterday, Slovakian rider Peter Sagan is now well in contention and breathing down the neck of the leaders. The six-time winner of the points classification is no stranger to the Tour de France and he’ll be desperate to go one better this year with his first general classification win.

The Belgian Thomas De Gendt is also expected to feature after his heroics on the hills in last year’s Vuelta a Espana.

To make sure that you don’t miss a single minute of the action on the Vosges massif, keep reading our guide. We’ll tell you all the best (and FREE) ways to watch Stage 6 with Tour de France live stream options no matter where you are today.

Live stream Tour de France Stage 6 from outside your country

We have details of all the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand broadcasters further down this guide. Good news in the UK and Australia where it’s on free-to-air TV.

If you’re obsessed by watching Le Tour and refuse to miss a stage – even when you’re away on business or on holiday – then you’ll be disappointed to see your domestic coverage geo-blocked when you try to stream online from abroad. That’s where utilising a VPN (Virtual Private Network ) really helps. It let’s you virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that’s back in your home country. Thus letting you watch as if you were back there.

They’re surprisingly easy to use and have the double benefit of giving you an extra layer of security as you surf the web. There are lots of options, and we’ve tested loads of them – our #1 pick is ExpressVPN due to its speed, security and sheer simplicity to use. We also love that it can be used on so many operating systems and devices (e.g. iOS, Android, Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, Roku, games consoles, etc).

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How to live stream Tour de France Stage 6 FREE in the UK

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We’re delighted to say that ITV4 is showing all of the stages on Le Tour. You can watch via a TV, online or you can stream via mobile or tablet using the ITV Hub app.

Today’s coverage begins at 12pm midday BST with the stage itself kicking off at 12.05pm.

Want to watch this stage but out of the UK? You can use a VPN to relocate your ISP to a server in the UK and watch as if you were back at home.

How to watch Stage 6 of Le Tour in the US

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NBC Sports is the official broadcaster for the Tour de France 2019 in the US. You’ll need to sign-up if you’re not already receiving this channel. 

For the most extensive coverage NBC has to offer, you can subscribe to NBC Sports Gold, which is offering a Cycling Pass for $54.99, delivering live, on-demand and commercial free coverage of the Tour. 

If you’re not interested in cable but still want to watch then there are plenty more TV streaming services available to watch on. Here’s a selection of the best, most of which also have a free trial:

– Discover our pick of all the US’s best sports streaming sites

Live stream Tour de France stage 6 in Australia for FREE

Getting a Tour de France live stream Down Under is absolutely free thanks to SBS and its apps.

Of course watching this stage as it happens depends on whether you’re prepared to stay awake for it – SBS coverage starts at 9.30pm.

If you happen to be outside outside Australia as it happens but still want to catch that SBS broadcast, using a VPN will let you watch as if you were back at home.

Stream Tour de France 2019 Stage 6 live in Canada

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Sportsnet – the specialist subscription sports station – will be showing this and every stage of Le Tour. If you don’t already have access, you can sign up to Sportsnet NOW for a live HD stream on your computer or mobile device. You can go for a 7-day pass for $9.99 or $19.99 for a month that will sort you for every single stage. For French-speaking coverage in Canada, viewers will need to tune into RDS Sports. 

However, if you want to watch while away from Canada, your best bet is to use a VPN and access the coverage.

How to watch Tour de France 2019 in New Zealand

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Sky Sports will be showing this stage of the Tour de France – sorry, there’s no free ways to watch in New Zealand annoyingly. But that won’t bother you if you’re obsessed by Le Tour – and neither will the unsociable coverage times.

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