With Richie Porte just one spot away from the Paris podium and Caleb Ewan a strong chance for another sprint victory on the Champs-Élysées, book a spot on the edge of your seats because here's what's in store during the final four stages of the 2020 Tour de France.
By
SBS Cycling Central

17 Sep 2020 - 5:20 AM  UPDATED 17 Sep 2020 - 2:09 PM

SBS ŠKODA Tour Tracker - The place to watch the Tour de France in full
The 2020 Tour de France on SBS will be covered from the start in sunny Nice to the sunset on the Champs-Élysées, with exclusive live start to finish coverage of every stage through the SBS ŠKODA Tour Tracker.
How to watch the 2020 Tour de France LIVE on SBS
The mountains are calling - escape to France with us. Don't miss a single minute of the 2020 Tour de France as SBS brings you every moment LIVE, FREE and EXCLUSIVE via SBS, SBS VICELAND and streaming online via SBS On Demand and the SBS ŠKODA Tour Tracker App.

Thursday 17 September - Stage 18: Méribel to La Roche-Sur-Foron - 167km

Could we see a Richie Porte attack? 

The final day in the Alps is another toughie. Two category 1 bumps, one hors category climb and 4,000m of vertical gain, it's the last chance for the yellow jersey contenders to try something in the mountains before the arduous individual time trial on Saturday.

Expect bonus seconds to fuel attacks on the final climb before the final uncategorised dig and the descent into La Roche-sur-Foron as someone like Miguel Ángel López, Tadej Pogačar or Australian Richie Porte journey forth in search of the time they need to rocket up the standings. 

How to watch Stage 18 of the 2020 Tour de France:
20:05 AEST streaming via SBS On Demand / 21:30 AEST on SBS
SA/NT - 21:30 on SBS / 19:35 streaming via SBS On Demand 
WA - 19:30 on SBS VICELAND - 21:30 switch to SBS / 18:05 streaming via SBS On Demand

 

Friday 18 September - Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse to Champagnole - 166km

Finally, a fiery, gripping fight for the green jersey

With 50 points on offer at the finish and another 20 at the intermediate sprint, this is Peter Sagan's chance to move back into contention for his eighth green jersey coronation in Paris.  

Irishman Sam Bennett currently leads Sagan by 47 points. It is ON!

Whatever happens on this day, it's likely the green jersey will be decided on the Champs-Élysées.

How to watch Stage 19 of the 2020 Tour de France:
21:30 AEST on SBS / streaming via SBS On Demand
SA/NT - 21:30 on SBS / 21:00 streaming via SBS On Demand 
WA - 19:30 on SBS VICELAND - 21:30 switch to SBS / 19:30 streaming via SBS On Demand

 

Saturday 19 September - Stage 20: Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles - 36km individual time trial

Richie's race against time 

All that stands between Tasmanian Richie Porte and a podium in Paris is Miguel Ángel López, one minute and 39 seconds and a nine kilometre drag up the category 1 La Planche des Belles Filles to finish Stage 20's race against the clock. 

Porte could claw back significant time over López on the flats, and in the fight for the yellow jersey, Pogačar will give Primož Roglič a run for his money to the very end. 

Anything could, and often does, happen - it's the Tour de France!  

How to watch Stage 20 of the 2020 Tour de France on SBS:
20:30 AEST on SBS / streaming via SBS On Demand
SA/NT - 20:30 on SBS / 20:00 streaming via SBS On Demand
WA - 18:30 on SBS VICELAND - 20:30 switch to SBS / 18:30 streaming via SBS On Demand

Sunday 20 September - Stage 21: Mantes-La-Jolie to Paris (Champs-Élysées)

This is no procession 

Usually this stage is about riders taking photos and quaffing champagne. That will still happen, but the green jersey is still in play.  

Bennett and Sagan will fight to the end as a total of 70 points are up for grabs. 

Oh and Caleb Ewan is a strong chance for another victory on the Champs-Élysées.  

How to watch Stage 21 of the 2020 Tour de France on SBS:
23:30 AEST on SBS / streaming via SBS On Demand 
SA/NT - 23:30 on SBS / 23:00 streaming via SBS On Demand 
WA - 21:30 on SBS VICELAND - 23:30 switch to SBS / 21:30 streaming via SBS On Demand