Tour de France broadcast schedule

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Fans can catch every Tour de France stage live from start to finish for the first time ever with NBC Sports Gold’s Cycling Pass.

The 104th Tour de France, from July 1-23, starts in Germany, hits all five French continental mountain ranges among 21 stages and finishes with the ceremonial ride into Paris.

NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold combine to air daily live coverage of cycling’s most prestigious Grand Tour, with a record 280 hours of live, primetime and encore coverage. With 30-plus hours of exclusive bonus HD coverage on NBC Sports Gold, fans will not miss a single moment of the Tour.

NBC Sports PR has additional details of wall-to-wall coverage of this year’s Tour.

The favorite has to be Chris Froome, the only cyclist to own multiple Tour de France titles and multiple Olympic medals.

The Kenyan-born Brit eyes his fourth Tour victory in five years. That would move him one shy of the record for Tour wins shared by Jacques AnquetilEddy MerckxBernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.

Froome’s top challengers include Colombian Nairo Quintana, seeking to become the first non-European cyclist to win all three Grand Tours. Quintana took the Giro d’Italia in 2014 and the Vuelta a Espana last year. He also finished second or third behind Froome in all three of his Tour de France starts.

There’s also Froome’s former Team Sky mate, Richie Porte, and seven-time Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador in what may be his farewell Tour.

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DAY TIME (ET) STAGE NETWORK
Sat., July 1 6:30 a.m. Tour de France Preview Show NBCSN
Sat., July 1 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sat., July 1 9 a.m. Stage 1: Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf (LIVE) NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold
Sat., July 1 8 p.m. Stage 1: Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf NBCSN
Sat., July 1 Midnight Stage 1: Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf NBCSN
Sun., July 2 5:55 a.m. Stage 2: Düsseldorf – Liège (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sun., July 2 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sun., July 2 8 a.m. Stage 2: Düsseldorf – Liège (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 2 8 p.m. Stage 2: Düsseldorf – Liège NBCSN
Sun., July 2 Midnight Stage 2: Düsseldorf – Liège NBCSN
Mon., July 3 6:10 a.m. Stage 3: Verviers – Longwy (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Mon., July 3 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Mon., July 3 8 a.m. Stage 3: Verviers – Longwy (LIVE) NBCSN
Mon., July 3 Noon Stage 3: Verviers – Longwy NBCSN
Mon., July 3 8 p.m. Stage 3: Verviers – Longwy NBCSN
Mon., July 3 Midnight Stage 3: Verviers – Longwy NBCSN
Tues., July 4 6:05 a.m. Stage 4: Mondorf-les-Bains – Vittel (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Tues., July 4 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Tues., July 4 8 a.m. Stage 4: Mondorf-les-Bains – Vittel (LIVE) NBCSN
Tues., July 4 Noon Stage 4: Mondorf-les-Bains – Vittel NBCSN
Tues., July 4 2:30 p.m. Stage 4: Mondorf-les-Bains – Vittel NBCSN
Tues., July 4 8 p.m. Stage 4: Mondorf-les-Bains – Vittel NBCSN
Tues., July 4 Midnight Stage 4: Mondorf-les-Bains – Vittel NBCSN
Wed., July 5 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Wed., July 5 7:05 a.m. Stage 5: Vittel – La Planche de Belles Filles (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Wed., July 5 7:30 a.m. Stage 5: Vittel – La Planche de Belles Filles (LIVE) NBCSN
Wed., July 5 Noon Stage 5: Vittel – La Planche de Belles Filles NBCSN
Wed., July 5 2:30 p.m. Stage 5: Vittel – La Planche de Belles Filles NBCSN
Wed., July 5 8 p.m. Stage 5: Vittel – La Planche de Belles Filles NBCSN
Wed., July 5 Midnight Stage 5: Vittel – La Planche de Belles Filles NBCSN
Thurs., July 6 6 a.m. Stage 6: Vesoul – Troyes (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Thurs., July 6 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Thurs., July 6 8 a.m. Stage 6: Vesoul – Troyes (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., July 6 Noon Stage 6: Vesoul – Troyes NBCSN
Thurs., July 6 8 p.m. Stage 6: Vesoul – Troyes NBCSN
Thurs., July 6 Midnight Stage 6: Vesoul – Troyes NBCSN
Fri., July 7 6 a.m. Stage 7: Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Fri., July 7 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Fri., July 7 8 a.m. Stage 7: Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges (LIVE) NBCSN
Fri., July 7 11:45a Stage 7: Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges NBCSN
Sat., July 8 1:30 a.m. Stage 7: Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges NBCSN
Sat., July 8 6:05 a.m. Stage 8: Dole – Sation des Rousses (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sat., July 8 8 a.m. Stage 8: Dole – Sation des Rousses (LIVE) NBC
Sun., July 9 5:40 a.m. Stage 9: Dole – Nantua – Chambéry (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sun., July 9 6:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sun., July 9 7 a.m. Stage 9: Dole – Nantua – Chambéry (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 9 Noon Stage 9: Nantua – Chambéry NBCSN
Sun., July 9 3 p.m. Stage 9: Nantua – Chambéry NBC
Sun., July 9 9:30 p.m. Stage 9: Nantua – Chambéry NBCSN
Mon., July 10 8 a.m. Rest Day Programming NBCSN
Mon., July 10 9:30 a.m. Rest Day Programming NBCSN
Mon., July 10 8 p.m. Rest Day Programming NBCSN
Mon., July 10 Midnight Rest Day Programming NBCSN
Tues., July 11 7:05 a.m. Stage 10: Périgueux – Bergerac (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Tues., July 11 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Tues., July 11 8 a.m. Stage 10: Périgueux – Bergerac (LIVE) NBCSN
Tues., July 11 Noon Stage 10: Périgueux – Bergerac NBCSN
Tues., July 11 2:30 p.m. Stage 10: Périgueux – Bergerac NBCSN
Tues., July 11 8 p.m. Stage 10: Périgueux – Bergerac NBCSN
Tues., July 11 Midnight Stage 10: Périgueux – Bergerac NBCSN
Wed., July 12 6:55 a.m. Stage 11: Eymet – Pau (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Wed., July 12 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Wed., July 12 8 a.m. Stage 11: Eymet – Pau (LIVE) NBCSN
Wed., July 12 12:30 p.m. Stage 11: Eymet – Pau NBCSN
Wed., July 12 2:30 p.m. Stage 11: Eymet – Pau NBCSN
Wed., July 12 8 p.m. Stage 11: Eymet – Pau NBCSN
Wed., July 12 Midnight Stage 11: Eymet – Pau NBCSN
Thurs., July 13 4:50 a.m. Stage 12: Pau – Peryagudes (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Thurs., July 13 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Thurs., July 13 7:30 a.m. Stage 12: Pau – Peryagudes (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., July 13 Noon Stage 12: Pau – Peryagudes NBCSN
Thurs., July 13 2:30 p.m. Stage 12: Pau – Peryagudes NBCSN
Thurs., July 13 8 p.m. Stage 12: Pau – Peryagudes NBCSN
Thurs., July 13 Midnight Stage 12: Pau – Peryagudes NBCSN
Fri., July 14 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Fri., July 14 8:30 a.m. Stage 13: Saint Girons – Foix (LIVE) NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold
Fri., July 14 8 p.m. Stage 13: Saint Girons – Foix NBCSN
Fri., July 14 Midnight Stage 13: Saint Girons – Foix NBCSN
Sat., July 15 6:55 a.m. Stage 14: Blagnac – Rodez (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sat., July 15 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sat., July 15 8 a.m. Stage 14: Blagnac – Rodez (LIVE) NBCSN
Sat., July 15 8 p.m. Stage 14: Blagnac – Rodez NBCSN
Sat., July 15 Midnight Stage 14: Blagnac – Rodez NBCSN
Sun., July 16 6:55 a.m. Stage 15: Laissac-Sévérac l’Église – Le Puy-en-Velay (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sun., July 16 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sun., July 16 7:30 a.m. Stage 15: Laissac-Sévérac l’Église – Le Puy-en-Velay (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 16 11:30 p.m. Stage 15: Laissac-Sévérac l’Église – Le Puy-en-Velay NBCSN
Mon., July 17 7:30 a.m. Rest Day Programming NBCSN
Mon., July 17 10:30 a.m. Rest Day Programming NBCSN
Mon., July 17 8 p.m. Rest Day Programming NBCSN
Mon., July 17 Midnight Rest Day Programming NBCSN
Tues., July 18 7:25 a.m. Stage 16: Le Puy-en-Velay – Romans-sur-Isère (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Tues., July 18 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Tues., July 18 8 a.m. Stage 16: Le Puy-en-Velay – Romans-sur-Isère (LIVE) NBCSN
Tues., July 18 2 p.m. Stage 16: Le Puy-en-Velay – Romans-sur-Isère NBCSN
Tues., July 18 8 p.m. Stage 16: Le Puy-en-Velay – Romans-sur-Isère NBCSN
Tues., July 18 Midnight Stage 16: Le Puy-en-Velay – Romans-sur-Isère NBCSN
Wed., July 19 6 a.m. Stage 17: Le Murre – Serre Chavalier (LIVE) NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold
Wed., July 19 2 p.m. Stage 17: Le Murre – Serre Chavalier NBCSN
Wed., July 19 8 p.m. Stage 17: Le Murre – Serre Chavalier NBCSN
Wed., July 19 Midnight Stage 17: Le Murre – Serre Chavalier NBCSN
Thurs., July 20 6:40 a.m. Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Thurs., July 20 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Thurs., July 20 7:30 a.m. Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., July 20 Noon Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard NBCSN
Thurs., July 20 2 p.m. Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard NBCSN
Thurs., July 20 8 p.m. Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard NBCSN
Thurs., July 20 Midnight Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard NBCSN
Fri., July 21 6:10 a.m. Stage 19: Embrun – Salon de Provence (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Fri., July 21 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Fri., July 21 8 a.m. Stage 19: Embrun – Salon de Provence (LIVE) NBCSN
Fri., July 21 Noon Stage 19: Embrun – Salon de Provence NBCSN
Fri., July 21 8 p.m. Stage 19: Embrun – Salon de Provence NBCSN
Fri., July 21 Midnight Stage 19: Embrun – Salon de Provence NBCSN
Sat., July 22 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sat., July 22 7:40 a.m. Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sat., July 22 8 a.m. Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille (LIVE) NBCSN
Sat., July 22 3 p.m. Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille NBC
Sat., July 22 8 p.m. Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille NBCSN
Sun., July 23 7 a.m. Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille NBCSN
Sun., July 23 10 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sun., July 23 10:30 a.m. Stage 21: Montgeron – Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE) NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold
Sun., July 23 8 p.m. Stage 21: Montgeron – Paris Champs-Élysées NBCSN

Michael Phelps still has ‘no desire’ to come back

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Michael Phelps says he has “no desire” to return to competitive swimming, but he is eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake.

In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press while promoting a healthy pet food campaign, Phelps said he is excited about the birth of his second child and numerous opportunities away from the pool.

It was around this time four years ago when Phelps got serious about ending his first retirement, but he now seems content with his decision to step away again after the Rio Olympics.

His wife, Nicole, is about four months pregnant. The couple already has a 16-month-old son, Boomer.

“I’ve got no desire, no desire to come back,” the 32-year-old Phelps said flatly.

Phelps has attended a handful of swimming meets since the Rio Games, where the winningest athlete in Olympic history added to his already massive career haul by claiming five gold medals plus a silver. A few months ago, he conceded to the AP that he was eager to see how he would feel about a possible comeback after this year’s world championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Turns out, it had no impact.

Phelps said watching others compete “truly didn’t kick anything off or spike any more interest in coming out of retirement again.”

He is eager to follow the development of his heir apparent, Caeleb Dressel, who emerged as the sport’s newest star by winning seven gold medals at Budapest. The 21-year-old Floridian joined Phelps and Mark Spitz as the only swimmers to accomplish that feat at a major international meet.

“I’m happy Caeleb decided to go off this year instead of last year,” Phelps joked. “I’m kind of happy to see him swimming so well when I’m not there.”

With Dressel and Katie Ledecky now leading the American team, the U.S. is expected to remain the world’s dominant swimming country heading into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Even without Phelps.

“It’s time to kind of move on,” he said, “and watch other people come into their own.”

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Dutch cyclist returns from horrific Rio crash to win world title

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Dutch road cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten came back from this dramatic Rio Olympic crash to win her first world title on Tuesday, taking the time trial in Bergen, Norway.

“This one is really beautiful without the crash in Rio, but this makes the story really, really special,” an emotional van Vleuten said. “Actually, I still cannot believe it. … This season I’m surprising myself what I can do. To be world champion in the time trial, I never thought I’d be able of this.”

Van Vleuten, 34, covered the 13-mile course in 28 minutes, 50.35 seconds, topping countrywoman Anna ven der Breggen by 12 seconds.

Australian Katrin Garfoot took bronze, 19.02 seconds ahead of Chloe Dygert, a U.S. Olympic silver medalist in track cycling. American Amber Neben, the defending champion, was 11th.

Full results are here.

In Rio, van Vleuten suffered three small spine fractures and a concussion when her brakes appeared to lock, and she flipped over into a ditch during the road race. Van Vleuten was alone in the lead at the time with about seven miles to go of the 87-mile course.

She was eventually hospitalized in intensive care.

Van der Breggen went on to win the Olympic title.

Van Vleuten wasn’t out long. She raced at last October’s world championships, placing a career-high fifth in the time trial. She then won La Course in France, a two-day race, in July.

“To be an athlete is to have really ups and downs,” van Vleuten said Tuesday. “Sometimes really downs, but the downs make the ups even more beautiful, I think.”

Van Vleuten’s first celebratory act Tuesday was to climb past two barriers and into her mother’s arms.

“Last year my mum watched the Rio race on television, it was her birthday and she was with lots of my family, so it was a really hard day for her,” Van Vleuten said in a news conference, according to Cyclingnews.com. “My father died in 2008, and so it was really special to have her here and celebrate the good things of cycling together. We’ve dealt with bad things together in the past, so it’s important to be really happy and proud to celebrate and to also remember my father.”

The world championships continue Wednesday with the men’s time trial at 7 a.m. ET on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and streaming on NBCSports.com/live.

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