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

Tommy Ford ends U.S. men’s World Cup drought at Beaver Creek

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Tommy Ford earned his first World Cup win at age 30 and ended the U.S. men’s longest victory and podium droughts in two decades.

Ford won the giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Sunday, the last North American race on tour this season. He prevailed by eight tenths of a second combining times over two runs.

“It doesn’t beat doing it here. I’ve been working hard,” Ford, in his 86th World Cup start dating to 2009, said on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. “No secret, just kept it simple and really trusted what I was doing.”

Norwegians Henrik Kristoffersen and Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen were second and third. American Ted Ligety, fourth after the opening run, finished 11th.

Full results are here.

Ford became the first U.S. man to win a World Cup since Travis Ganong took a downhill on Jan. 27, 2017. He also became the first U.S. male podium finisher since Ligety in January 2018. Both were the longest droughts for the program since the late 1990s.

Ford, a 2010 and 2018 Olympian who missed the 2014 Olympics due to a broken femur, had been working toward this moment.

He finished a World Cup career-high fourth at the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Oct. 27. Last season, the Oregon native and former Dartmouth student had a pair of fifths.

The men’s World Cup moves to Val d’Isere, France, next weekend for a giant slalom and slalom.

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Katie Ledecky wins race by 30 seconds, takes back No. 1 ranking

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In her last race of the year, Katie Ledecky ensured she would finish 2019 as the world’s fastest 1500m freestyler.

Ledecky clocked 15:35.98 at the U.S. Open in Atlanta, winning the longest event on the Olympic pool program by 29.97 seconds. Typical for Ledecky, who owns the nine fastest times in history. This one came in at No. 8. Full meet results are here.

Ledecky scratched the 1500m free final at the summer world championships due to illness. Italian Simona Quadarella went on to win that title in 15:40.89, which was the world’s fastest time this year until Saturday night.

“I didn’t have time on my mind at all today. I just wanted to have a consistent swim,” Ledecky, undefeated in 1500m free finals for nine years, said on NBCSN. “That’s probably the best mile that I’ve had in a while.”

The women’s 1500m freestyle debuts at the Olympics in Tokyo. Ledecky is expected to add that to her Rio Olympic individual lineup of 200m, 400m and 800m frees, assuming she is top two in each event at the June Olympic trials.

In other events Saturday, Erika Brown handed Simone Manuel a rare defeat in the 100m freestyle. Brown, a University of Tennessee senior, clocked 53.42 and lowered her personal best by .71 between prelims and the final. Brown moved from sixth to fourth in the U.S. rankings this year, upping her stock as a contender to make the Olympic 4x100m free relay pool via a top-six finish at trials.

Brown previously lowered her personal best in the 50m free on Thursday. She ranks third in the U.S. this year in that event.

Emily Escobedo dealt Lilly King a rare domestic defeat in the 200m breaststroke. Escobedo lowered her personal best by .87 and clocked 2:22.00, moving to seventh fastest in the world this year and remaining fourth among Americans.

In the men’s 200m breast, Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan was beaten by Cody Miller, the Olympic 100m breast silver medalist. Both were slower than their best times this year.

The next significant swim meet is a Tyr Pro Series stop in Knoxville, Tenn., from Jan. 16-19.

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