2018 Tour de France broadcast schedule

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NBC and NBCSN will air live coverage of all 21 stages of the Tour de France, while NBC Sports Gold will live stream every stage from start to finish with its “Cycling Pass.”

The Grand Tour runs from July 7-29. NBC Sports will have a record 365-plus hours of live, primetime and encore coverage.

Team Sky’s Chris Froome goes for his record-tying fifth Tour de France title and fourth in a row.

Froome, cleared of an abnormal drug-test case less than a week before the Tour, aims to match the career wins record held by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.

Froome currently holds all three Grand Tour titles, winning the Vuelta a Espana in September and the Giro d’Italia in June.

His challengers include Movistar’s Nairo Quintana (runner-up in 2013 and 2015) and 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali of Bahrain-Merida as well as two former Team Sky mates, Richie Porte and Mikel Landa.

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DAY TIME (ET) STAGE NETWORK
Sat., July 7 4:40 a.m. Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île / Fontenay-le-Comte (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sat., July 7 5 a.m. Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île / Fontenay-le-Comte (LIVE) NBCSN
Sat., July 7 8 p.m. Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île / Fontenay-le-Comte NBCSN
Sat., July 7 Midnight Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île / Fontenay-le-Comte NBCSN
Sun., July 8 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sun., July 8 7 a.m. Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sun., July 8 7:30 a.m. Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 8 4:30 p.m. Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon NBC
Sun., July 8 8 p.m. Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon NBCSN
Sun., July 8 Midnight Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon NBCSN
Mon., July 9 8 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Mon., July 9 9 a.m. Stage 3: Cholet / Cholet (LIVE) NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold
Mon., July 9 Noon Stage 3: Cholet / Cholet NBCSN
Mon., July 9 2:30 p.m. Stage 3: Cholet / Cholet NBCSN
Mon., July 9 8 p.m. Stage 3: Cholet / Cholet NBCSN
Mon., July 9 Midnight Stage 3: Cholet / Cholet NBCSN
Tues., July 10 6:50 a.m. Stage 4: La Baule / Sarzeau (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Tues., July 10 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Tues., July 10 7:30 a.m. Stage 4: La Baule / Sarzeau (LIVE) NBCSN
Tues., July 10 12:30 p.m. Stage 4: La Baule / Sarzeau NBCSN
Tues., July 10 2:30 p.m. Stage 4: La Baule / Sarzeau NBCSN
Tues., July 10 8 p.m. Stage 4: La Baule / Sarzeau NBCSN
Tues., July 10 Midnight Stage 4: La Baule / Sarzeau NBCSN
Wed., July 11 6:10 a.m. Stage 5: Lorient / Quimper (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Wed., July 11 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Wed., July 11 8 a.m. Stage 5: Lorient / Quimper (LIVE) NBCSN
Wed., July 11 Noon Stage 5: Lorient / Quimper NBCSN
Wed., July 11 2:30 p.m. Stage 5: Lorient / Quimper NBCSN
Wed., July 11 8 p.m. Stage 5: Lorient / Quimper NBCSN
Wed., July 11 Midnight Stage 5: Lorient / Quimper NBCSN
Thurs., July 12 6:50 a.m. Stage 6: Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Thurs., July 12 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Thurs., July 12 7:30 a.m. Stage 6: Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., July 12 Noon Stage 6: Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan NBCSN
Thurs., July 12 2:30 p.m. Stage 6: Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan NBCSN
Thurs., July 12 8 p.m. Stage 6: Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan NBCSN
Thurs., July 12 Midnight Stage 6: Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan NBCSN
Fri., July 13 5:50 a.m. Stage 7: Fougères / Chartres (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Fri., July 13 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Fri., July 13 8 a.m. Stage 7: Fougères / Chartres (LIVE) NBCSN
Sat., July 14 5:20 a.m. Stage 8: Dreux / Amiens Métropole (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sat., July 14 7:30 a.m. Stage 8: Dreux / Amiens Métropole (LIVE) NBC
Sat., July 14 Midnight Stage 8: Dreux / Amiens Métropole NBCSN
Sun., July 15 6 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sun., July 15 6:20 a.m. Stage 9: Arras Citadelle / Roubaix (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sun., July 15 6:30 a.m. Stage 9: Arras Citadelle / Roubaix (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 15 8 p.m. Stage 9: Arras Citadelle / Roubaix NBCSN
Sun., July 15 Midnight Stage 9: Arras Citadelle / Roubaix NBCSN
Mon., July 16 8 a.m. Stage 9: Arras Citadelle / Roubaix NBCSN
Mon., July 16 8 p.m. Stage 9: Arras Citadelle / Roubaix NBCSN
Mon., July 16 Midnight Stage 9: Arras Citadelle / Roubaix NBCSN
Tues., July 17 4:30 a.m. La Course by Le Tour de France NBC Sports Gold
Tues., July 17 7 a.m. Stage 10:  Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Tues., July 17 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Tues., July 17 7:30 a.m. Stage 10:  Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand (LIVE) NBCSN
Tues., July 17 12:30 p.m. Stage 10:  Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand NBCSN
Tues., July 17 2:30 p.m. Stage 10:  Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand NBCSN
Tues., July 17 8 p.m. Stage 10:  Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand NBCSN
Tues., July 17 Midnight Stage 10:  Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand NBCSN
Wed., July 18 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Wed., July 18 7:50 a.m. Stage 11: Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Wed., July 18 8 a.m. Stage 11: Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo (LIVE) NBCSN
Wed., July 18 Noon Stage 11: Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo NBCSN
Wed., July 18 2:30 p.m. Stage 11: Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo NBCSN
Wed., July 18 8 p.m. Stage 11: Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo NBCSN
Wed., July 18 Midnight Stage 11: Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo NBCSN
Thurs., July 19 6 a.m. Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d’Huez (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Thurs., July 19 6 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Thurs., July 19 6:30 a.m. Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d’Huez (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., July 19 12:30 p.m. Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d’Huez NBCSN
Thurs., July 19 2:30 p.m. Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d’Huez NBCSN
Thurs., July 19 6 p.m. Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d’Huez NBCSN
Thurs., July 19 1:30 a.m. Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d’Huez NBCSN
Fri., July 20 7:20 a.m. Stage 13: Bourg d’Oisans / Valence (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Fri., July 20 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Fri., July 20 8 a.m. Stage 13: Bourg d’Oisans / Valence (LIVE) NBCSN
Sat., July 21 1:30 a.m. Stage 13: Bourg d’Oisans / Valence NBCSN
Sat., July 21 6 a.m. La Course by Le Tour de France NBCSN
Sat., July 21 6:50 a.m. Stage 14: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sat., July 21 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sat., July 21 8 a.m. Stage 14: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 22 7 a.m. Stage 15: Millau / Carcassonne (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sun., July 22 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sun., July 22 7:30 a.m. Stage 15: Millau / Carcassonne (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 22 10:30 p.m. Stage 15: Millau / Carcassonne NBCSN
Mon., July 23 8:30 a.m. Rest Day Coverage NBCSN
Mon., July 23 12:30 p.m. Rest Day Coverage NBCSN
Mon., July 23 8 p.m. Rest Day Coverage NBCSN
Mon., July 23 Midnight Rest Day Coverage NBCSN
Tues., July 24 5:20 a.m. Stage 16: Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Tues., July 24 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Tues., July 24 8 a.m. Stage 16: Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon (LIVE) NBCSN
Tues., July 24 Noon Stage 16: Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon NBCSN
Tues., July 24 2:30 p.m. Stage 16: Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon NBCSN
Tues., July 24 8 p.m. Stage 16: Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon NBCSN
Tues., July 24 Midnight Stage 16: Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon NBCSN
Wed., July 25 8:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Wed., July 25 8:50 a.m. Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Wed., July 25 9:30 a.m. Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan (LIVE) NBCSN
Wed., July 25 Noon Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan NBCSN
Wed., July 25 2:30 p.m. Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan NBCSN
Wed., July 25 8 p.m. Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan NBCSN
Thurs., July 26 7:30 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Thurs., July 26 7:40 a.m. Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Thurs., July 26 8 a.m. Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., July 26 12:30 p.m. Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau NBCSN
Thurs., July 26 2:30 p.m. Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau NBCSN
Thurs., July 26 8 p.m. Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau NBCSN
Fri., July 27 5:50 a.m. Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Fri., July 27 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Fri., July 27 7:30 a.m. Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns (LIVE) NBCSN
Fri., July 27 12:30 p.m. Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns NBCSN
Fri., July 27 2:30 p.m. Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns NBCSN
Fri., July 27 8 p.m. Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns NBCSN
Sat., July 28 5:50 a.m. Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sat., July 28 7 a.m. Tour de France Pre-Race Show NBCSN
Sat., July 28 7:30 a.m. Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette (LIVE) NBCSN
Sat., July 28 3 p.m. Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette NBC
Sat., July 28 8 p.m. Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette NBCSN
Sun., July 29 6:30 a.m. Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette NBCSN
Sun., July 29 9:30 a.m. Stage 21: Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 29 10 a.m. Stage 21: Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE) NBC Sports Gold
Sun., July 29 9 p.m. Stage 21: Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 10 2 a.m. Tour de France a la Voile NBCSN

Eliud Kipchoge sets next marathon

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Eliud Kipchoge will race the London Marathon on April 26 before he is expected to defend his Olympic title in Japan on Aug. 9, which would mark the shortest break between marathons of his career.

Kipchoge, who in his last 26.2-mile effort became the first person to break two hours at the distance, won all four of his London Marathon starts, including breaking the course record in 2016 and 2019.

His time this past April 28 — 2:02:37 — is the third-fastest time in history. Kipchoge has the world record of 2:01:39 set at the 2018 Berlin Marathon. His sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Oct. 12 was not in a record-eligible race.

Kipchoge’s previous shortest break between marathons came in 2016, when he also ran London and the Olympics. The Olympics will be two weeks earlier in 2020 than in 2016.

Kipchoge, 35, has won 11 of 12 marathons since moving to road racing after failing to make Kenya’s 2012 Olympic track team.

He has yet to race the two most prestigious marathons in the U.S. — Boston and New York City — but has said they are on his bucket list.

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Canadians become first female doubles luge team in World Cup

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WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless made luge history Saturday, becoming the first female team to compete in a World Cup doubles race.

The 16-year-olds from Whistler combined to finish 22nd in a field of 23 sleds, though that seemed largely irrelevant. There have been four-woman teams in what is typically called four-man bobsledding, but luge has never seen a pairing like this until now.

The German sled of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken won the race in 1 minute, 16.644 seconds. Germany’s Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt finished second and the Russian team of Vsevolod Kashkin and Konstantin Korshunov placed third for their first medal of the season.

The U.S. team of Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman placed 11th.

But the story was the Canadian teens, who qualified for the World Cup event on Thursday. They were nearly a half-second behind any other finisher and almost 2.7 seconds back of Eggert and Benecken. But they’ll forever be able to say that they were winning the race at one point — a technicality because they were the first ones down the hill at the Whistler Sliding Center, but accurate nonetheless.

The only sled they beat was the Italian team of Ivan Nagler and Fabian Malleier, who crashed in the second heat.

There are women’s singles and men’s singles races on the World Cup luge circuit, but there is no rule saying doubles teams must be composed of two men. There have been more female doubles racers at the junior level in recent years, and it was generally considered to be just a matter of time before it happened at the World Cup level.

That time became Saturday.

Canada had the chance to qualify a second sled into the doubles field because some teams typically on the circuit chose to skip this weekend’s stop, and Nash and Corless got into by successfully finishing a Nations Cup qualifying race on Thursday.

They were 11th in that race out of 11 sleds, more than a full second behind the winner and nearly a half-second behind the closest finisher. But all they had to do was cross the line without crashing to get into Saturday’s competition, and earned their spot in the luge history books as a result.

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