Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Professional Cycling For the Fans
Reload this Page >

Where to watch TdF 2021 in Canada

Notices
Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

Where to watch TdF 2021 in Canada

Old 06-24-21, 01:31 PM
  #1  
AMac8
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Where to watch TdF 2021 in Canada

Any ideas? Major broadcasters don't have it on their schedule this weekend. Happy to watch online or on the TV!
AMac8 is offline  
Old 06-24-21, 05:03 PM
  #2  
texbiker
Senior Member
 
texbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kingwood, TX
Posts: 944

Bikes: Canyon Endurace CF SLX, Blue Norcorss AL, Lynskey R300

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 41 Posts
Flobikes.com has the feed for Canada.
texbiker is offline  
Old 06-25-21, 03:57 AM
  #3  
pinsonp2 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Taylor, MI
Posts: 171

Bikes: 2008 Trek 2.1 WSD, 2010 Specialized Amira Elite, 2011 Trek Madone 5.2 WSD

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Peacock Premium
__________________
2011 Trek Madone 5.2 WSD
2009 Trek 2.1 WSD
pinsonp2 is offline  
Old 06-25-21, 08:24 AM
  #4  
OldRailfan
Old enough, hmmm?
 
OldRailfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Coldstream, BC Canada
Posts: 174

Bikes: DeVinci, Bianchi, Nishiki, RBSM Mud Adder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 38 Posts
Try YouTube.
OldRailfan is offline  
Old 06-25-21, 10:48 AM
  #5  
slcbob
bored of "Senior Member"
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MD / metro DC
Posts: 2,163

Bikes: Cross-Check/Nexus commuter. Several others for various forms of play.

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 424 Post(s)
Liked 225 Times in 181 Posts
Get a VPN service and subscribe to and watch the GCN+ feed via a London proxy. Lots of posts on how to do that.
slcbob is offline  
Old 06-26-21, 02:36 PM
  #6  
VicBC_Biker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 69 Times in 51 Posts
Originally Posted by texbiker View Post
Flobikes.com has the feed for Canada.
Buyer beware!!
They advertise $12.50 /month, cancel anytime.
This is not true.
You cannot subscribe month-to -month for $12.50
As soon as you 'register' with your credit card info they charge for a whole year.$185 CAD
When I tried to cancel (within 2 minutes of being charged) they just cancelled the renewal in 2022.
Only you can decide wheher you want to deal with a company like flobikes.
VicBC_Biker is offline  
Old 06-26-21, 02:39 PM
  #7  
VicBC_Biker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 69 Times in 51 Posts
Flobikes update:
If you do want to deal with them, just threaten to cancel and they will automatically offer you a 20% discount.
Not tempting for me.....
Or, they will switch me to a monthly plan at $30 USD per month (long way from $12.50, huh??).
Looks like my next stop is the credit card company.
VicBC_Biker is offline  
Old 06-26-21, 02:47 PM
  #8  
texbiker
Senior Member
 
texbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kingwood, TX
Posts: 944

Bikes: Canyon Endurace CF SLX, Blue Norcorss AL, Lynskey R300

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 41 Posts
Originally Posted by VicBC_Biker View Post
Buyer beware!!
They advertise $12.50 /month, cancel anytime.
This is not true.
You cannot subscribe month-to -month for $12.50
As soon as you 'register' with your credit card info they charge for a whole year.$185 CAD
When I tried to cancel (within 2 minutes of being charged) they just cancelled the renewal in 2022.
Only you can decide wheher you want to deal with a company like flobikes.
Call them to cancel.
texbiker is offline  
Old 06-26-21, 02:52 PM
  #9  
VicBC_Biker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 69 Times in 51 Posts
Originally Posted by texbiker View Post
Call them to cancel.
Thanks for the suggestion.
NIce idea but there is no phone number listed under contact.
Just a 'Contact form' to complete on a web page.

This is becoming very common.

Rene Herse doesn't have email or phone listed either.
VicBC_Biker is offline  
Old 06-26-21, 02:56 PM
  #10  
VicBC_Biker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 69 Times in 51 Posts
Update:
After dealng (by email) with a couple of 'bots' it seems I got through to a human (or series of humans??)
Though they charged my credit card in 10 seconds, they promise to process a refund within 5 to 10 business days.

Nifty business plan.
Welcome to the 2100s "where lying is our standard operating practice".
VicBC_Biker is offline  
Likes For VicBC_Biker:
Old 06-26-21, 03:09 PM
  #11  
texbiker
Senior Member
 
texbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kingwood, TX
Posts: 944

Bikes: Canyon Endurace CF SLX, Blue Norcorss AL, Lynskey R300

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 41 Posts
Originally Posted by VicBC_Biker View Post
Thanks for the suggestion.
NIce idea but there is no phone number listed under contact.
Just a 'Contact form' to complete on a web page.

This is becoming very common.

Rene Herse doesn't have email or phone listed either.
Fill out the support contact form. When I do that they usually call me.
texbiker is offline  
Old 06-26-21, 03:11 PM
  #12  
texbiker
Senior Member
 
texbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kingwood, TX
Posts: 944

Bikes: Canyon Endurace CF SLX, Blue Norcorss AL, Lynskey R300

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 41 Posts
try 512-572-3354
texbiker is offline  
Old 06-27-21, 08:48 AM
  #13  
HeyItsSara
Meet me at spin class!!!!
 
HeyItsSara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: NY
Posts: 156

Bikes: Precor recumbant indoor bike, Stages bike at Equinox gym

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by OldRailfan View Post
Try YouTube.
there's an awful lot of choice of videos on you tube. whose do you think I should watch?
HeyItsSara is offline  
Old 06-27-21, 09:29 AM
  #14  
OldRailfan
Old enough, hmmm?
 
OldRailfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Coldstream, BC Canada
Posts: 174

Bikes: DeVinci, Bianchi, Nishiki, RBSM Mud Adder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 38 Posts
Using the search on YT ( Tourdefrance2021) will give you the choice. All depends on which narrators/commentators you like .... or don't like. Personally I like the French or Italian commentators for the TdF and the GdI better than ....
OldRailfan is offline  
Old 06-27-21, 09:56 AM
  #15  
VicBC_Biker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 69 Times in 51 Posts
Originally Posted by OldRailfan View Post
Using the search on YT ( Tourdefrance2021) will give you the choice. All depends on which narrators/commentators you like .... or don't like. Personally I like the French or Italian commentators for the TdF and the GdI better than ....
The results I get are mostly for summaries of the stage, and most are only a few minutes long. Do you have suggestions for 'channels' to search for good coverage? Thanks.
VicBC_Biker is offline  
Old 06-27-21, 10:32 AM
  #16  
OldRailfan
Old enough, hmmm?
 
OldRailfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Coldstream, BC Canada
Posts: 174

Bikes: DeVinci, Bianchi, Nishiki, RBSM Mud Adder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 38 Posts
That's the channel I didn't want to mention. GNC is definitely not my preference.
I've watched some of the Spring races. One needs to be in the mood and not too tired, if you know what I mean.
OldRailfan is offline  
Old 06-27-21, 10:38 AM
  #17  
VicBC_Biker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 69 Times in 51 Posts
Originally Posted by OldRailfan View Post
That's the channel I didn't want to mention. GNC is definitely not my preference.
I've watched some of the Spring races. One needs to be in the mood and not too tired, if you know what I mean.
That pic just shows the Youtube search results that pop up on my desktop computer screen. A number of different channels but none with extensive coverage.
Here's the next bunch of results - basically nothing very relevant.




Please don't be coy!
Which channel(s) do you prefer?
VicBC_Biker is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.