Bretagne Classic 2020 live stream: How to watch the cycling action from France online from anywhere

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The hilly circuit of the 84th Bretagne Classic Ouest–France awaits the world's elite cyclists - read on for full details on how to get a live stream of the 2020 Bretagne Classic with our guide below.

Winding its way around the picturesque backdrop of the Breton village of Poulay in Western France, the race covers a testing 248.7km that features three punishing climbs (Côte du Lézot, Monté de Lann Payot and Côte du Pont-Neuf).

While normally attracting the top tier of cycling talent, this year's line-up has been hampered by the Coronavirus-truncated schedule, with a number of elite riders forced to miss out thanks to it being so close to the Tour de France in the rejigged calendar.

Despite this, the race should still be essential viewing for any self-respecting fan of the sport, with this year's race providing an opening for the sport's up and coming riders and a number of more familiar riders looking to reassert themselves.

One such rider will be Australia's Michael Mathews, who returns after injury and will be looking to use the race to get him back to the sort of form that saw him win the Tour de France green jersey.

Last year's winner Sep Vanmarcke came into the 2019 race in a similar set of circumstances, with his breathtaking break to lead in the closing 1km one of the most memorable moments of last season.

Who will win this year? Read on to find out how to watch the Bretagne Classic Ouest–France no matter where you are in the world.

Bretagne Classic - where and when

The one day event takes place on Tuesday, August 25 and begins at 9.40am CET local time - that makes it a 8.40am BST start in the UK and a 3.40am ET, 12.40am PT start for US cycling fans.

Watch the Bretagne Classic online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this Tuesday's cycling further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching the Bretagne Classic, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

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How to watch the Bretagne Classic online in the US

Cycling speciality streaming service FloBikes is the place to head in the US for those looking to watch this iconic race. A subscription to FloBikes will set you back $30 per month or $150 for the year, and gives you access to most of the cycling season's biggest races.

How to stream the Bretagne Classic 2020 live in the UK

Eurosport has exclusive live coverage of the Bretagne Classic in the UK, with Eurosport 1 is the channel to head to via Sky, BT TV or Virgin Media. If you're looking to watch the race on a laptop or mobile device, you'll need to grab the standalone Eurosport Player twitch costs £6.99 a month or £39.99 for the whole year.

How to stream the Bretagne Classic live in Canada

Like the US, Canadians can watch all the action from France via streaming service FloBikes. A monthly subscription will cost you $30 while a yearly account will set you back $150 ($12.50 per month), which will give you access to coverage of major cycling events throughout the year.

Live stream Bretagne Classic 2020 in Australia

The Bretagne Classic is being shown Down Under via Eurosport. Unfortunately the channel is now no longer available via Foxtel or Kayo Sports, with the network now exclusive to PVR streaming box service Fetch TV, with the service priced at $8.99/month. Coverage is due to start at 9.30pm AEST.

Kevin Lynch