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

Canadian ice dancers overcome hair-raising wardrobe malfunction

Piper Gilles, Paul Poirier
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Ice dancer Piper Gilles‘ hair got caught in partner Paul Poirier‘s costume during the Canadian Championships rhythm dance, but the couple still posted the top score in Mississauga, Ontario, on Friday.

As they spun together, Gilles’ hair appeared to catch on one of Poirier’s shirt buttons. It stayed that way for about five seconds as the couple nearly came to a stop before Poirier untangled it. What was Gilles thinking?

“Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, crap,” she said later. “It’s probably more swear words to that, but crap at that moment.

“It was like one of those pure panic moments, like, what do I do? Do we stop? Do we keep going? Paul’s like, just keep moving.”

Gilles and Poirier scored 88.86 points, taking an 11.6-point lead into the free dance.

The couple eyes their first national title after finishing second or third seven times in the last eight years behind Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje.

Gilles and Poirier rank fifth in the world this season.

The panicky moment Friday was reminiscent of the PyeongChang Olympics, where French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis‘ dress strap broke, exposing her breast. Papadakis and partner Guillaume Cizeron took silver and have been undefeated since.

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Allison Schmitt opens 2020 in fast form, bidding to join U.S. Olympic legends

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Allison Schmitt, after failing to qualify for world championships teams, revealing a battle with depression and taking nearly two years off competition post-Rio, has a chance to swim at her fourth Olympics this summer. And to do it in an individual event for the first time since 2012.

Schmitt won the 200m freestyle in 1:56.01 at the Tyr Pro Swim Series stop in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday night.

The time would have ranked second among Americans in 2019 behind Katie Ledecky. Ledecky is not swimming in Knoxville, but the 2012 Olympic champion and American record holder Schmitt beat Simone Manuel by 1.24 seconds.

“Wish I could say I was tapered, would make it feel a lot easier,” Schmitt said on NBCSN. “Getting better every time I jump in the water and swim in finals.”

Schmitt’s time marked her fastest outside of a major summer meet since the 2012 London Games. She’s bidding to become the third U.S. woman in her 30s to swim an individual event at an Olympics, joining 12-time medalists Dara Torres (who swam in her 40s) and Jenny Thompson.

Full Knoxville results are here. Broadcast coverage of the meet continues Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

Swimmers are preparing for June’s Olympic trials, where the top two per individual event qualify for the Tokyo Games, plus extra 100m and 200m free swimmers for relays.

In other events Friday, 18-year-old Carson Foster took the men’s 200m free in 1:47.74, beating the U.S.’ top 400m freestyler, Zane Grothe, by 1.33 seconds.

Foster, younger than any U.S. Olympic male swimmer since a group including Michael Phelps in 2000, is better known for his individual medleys. But the 200m free offers up to six Olympic spots when including the 4x200m free relay.

“Any event where there’s more spots on the line this summer is an event I want to train for,” said Foster, who ranked outside the top 10 in the U.S. in the 200m free in 2019 and beat a field Friday that included none of the six fastest.

Annie Lazor won the 100m breaststroke in 1:06.68, a time congruent with her No. 2 ranking in the U.S. last year behind Olympic champion and world-record holder Lilly King. King, who trains with Lazor, is not competing in Knoxville.

In the 100m butterfly, 29-year-old Amanda Kendall upset top-ranked American Kelsi Dahlia in 57.65 seconds. Regan Smith, the fastest backstroker in history, was second in a personal-best 57.86, followed by Dahlia.

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