How to live stream Étoile de Bessèges 2021: Where to watch the first major stage race of the season

Grand Tour stars, Classics specialists and sprinters will race through the south of France - here’s where to watch

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The racing season gets underway for some star riders at Étoile de Bessèges this week - here’s where you can watch the first major stage race of 2021. 

Étoile de Bessèges, also known as the Tour du Gard, is a five-stage 2.1-ranked men’s stage race, centred around the Gard department of the south of France and runs from Wednesday, February 3 to Sunday, February 7.  

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.