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

Watch Colin Kaepernick introduce Tommie Smith, John Carlos at USATF Night of Legends

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Twenty-four members of the 1968 U.S. Olympic track and field team appeared at the USATF Night of Legends. Two in particular received a standing ovation before an award presentation.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who earned 200m gold and bronze medals and then raised their black-gloved fists on the medal stand, were introduced via video by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a fellow athlete fighting for social justice.

“Fifty years ago, these two men shook the world,” Kaepernick said in the video. “Their selfless and courageous act had an impact on the heart and mind of millions and have been a huge inspiration to me, personally. They laid the foundation not only for what the conscience of an athlete should look like, but also the world.”

Smith and Carlos then walked on stage at the Night of Legends, which honored the top U.S. athletes and performances of 2018, along with Hall of Fame inductees. NBCSN will air the event on Saturday at 11 p.m. ET.

They presented the Jesse Owens Award, which goes annually to the top U.S. male athlete. Fellow 200m sprinter Noah Lyles earned the honor.

“If he would give you and I a two-day head start, I think we could beat him in the 200m,” Carlos joked to Smith. “We’ve got to lean,” Smith replied.

Lyles, 21, joined Usain Bolt as the only men to break 19.7 seconds in the 200m four times in one year. His best time — 19.65 — was the world’s fastest since Bolt’s last world title in 2015. Lyles also became the youngest U.S. men’s 100m champion in 34 years. He’s the second-youngest person to earn USATF Athlete of the Year after Allyson Felix.

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Surfer Stephanie Gilmore’s path to Olympics joined by Cathy Freeman

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Stephanie Gilmore, like many Australians of her generation, points to one iconic sports moment of her childhood — Cathy Freeman winning the 400m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

“I remember just being so blown away by the pressure [that Freeman felt],” said Gilmore, who was 12 years old at the time, two years before signing her first sponsor deal with Rip Curl. Surfing wasn’t part of the Olympics then, but it got Gilmore thinking about her other sports, like field hockey, soccer and track and field.

“I could go to the Olympics and throw a javelin or a discus,” she thought.

Gilmore stuck to surfing. Wise move.

Seventeen years later, Gilmore met Freeman for the first time. With the sport added to the Olympics, Surfing Australia brought Freeman to speak to more than a dozen Tokyo 2020 hopefuls at a camp in New South Wales last January.

“I was basically in such awe of her,” Gilmore said while visiting New York City last week, fresh off her female record-tying seventh world title. “She was so genuine and just talking about how she would find her sacred place in that moment that every single [set of] eyes all over the world were on her.

“Now I’m an even bigger fan.”

It’s hard to imagine Gilmore’s 2019 or 2020 topping her 2018. She won her first world title in four years and saw the World Surf League announce equal prize money for men and women starting next season. That came after a difficult stretch.

“My motivation and inspiration had sort of waned,” Gilmore said of going two and a half years between WSL wins from 2014 to 2017, including missing most of the 2016 season with hairline fractures around her knee. “Traveling so much can get a little tiring. You lose confidence, too, as you’re going along.”

Gilmore says that in Australia, each little beach has its own surf club. That’s where she began competing against the boys while Freeman was fresh in the minds of the Australian public. By 17, Gilmore was entering top-level international events, even winning her home beach event in 2005, then earned her first of four straight world titles in 2007.

On Dec. 27, 2010, Gilmore was attacked outside her home by a man with a metal bar whom she didn’t know. He hit her in the head and wrist, drawing blood and tearing ligaments before fleeing and later being caught, according to reports at the time.

Gilmore competed in the season’s first contest two months later, won an event four months after that and finished third in the season standings.

Gilmore won the first and last events of the 10-stop season in 2017, placing second overall to countrywoman Tyler Wright and just ahead of another Aussie, Sally Fitzgibbons. It’s likely that no nation will qualify more than two Olympic surfing spots per gender. Gilmore is three years older than Fitzgibbons and six years older than Wright. Time may not be on her side. All three were invited to Surfing Australia’s January camp for Olympic hopefuls.

The 2019 World Surf League standings should determine the two Aussie women who go to Tokyo. Gilmore needs to set herself apart from the best in the world, since they’re also the best from her country.

She did just that in 2018. Gilmore won three of the season’s first six events and clinched the world title on the first day of the 10th and final contest in Maui two weeks ago. She was the lone Australian woman to win any event this year. Wright missed the second half of the season with the flu and chronic fatigue.

Gilmore said the sting of losing the season’s first event — a quarter-mile from her Coolangatta home — and the anticipation of leading the standings going into the last event were proof that the motivation was back.

She couldn’t sleep the night before the Maui contest, unusual for her.

“All the what-ifs and the fear of failure and all these sorts of things in my head,” Gilmore said. “Yeah, it was mine to lose.”

She chilled out upon tackling the first wave of round one. She clinched the title when American Lakey Peterson bowed out in an early round. Only good friend Kelly Slater has more titles than Gilmore’s seven. The 11-time world champion said he believes Gilmore can reach his tally.

The two FaceTimed shortly after Gilmore’s celebration, explaining the intricacies of how waves barrel to WSL owner Dirk Ziff. Gilmore and Slater also talk music. Both play the guitar.

“He’s always been there,” said Gilmore, who is on a Led Zeppelin kick and often buys a guitar while at contests and leaves it there when she departs.

Gilmore believes that over the last decade surfing has gained on swimming and rugby in popularity in a nation where a majority of the population lives within a short drive of the ocean.

“The Olympic swimmers have always been held in the highest regard,” she said. “Ian Thorpe is probably our greatest Olympian. The swimmers have always been the most recognized athletes in our country. We’re such a small population in our country, but I feel like everyone surfs.”

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