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NBC Sports Gold launches ‘Snow Pass’ for winter sports streaming

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NBC Sports Gold launched a new “Snow Pass,” offering 700-plus live hours of winter sports coverage this season available for purchase here for $69.99.

The Snow Pass will stream Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding events, including every remaining stop of the World Cup season for each sport. Plus, live coverage of world championships in February and March.

The World Cup Alpine skiing season starts this weekend with the traditional opening giant slaloms in Soelden, Austria, featuring U.S. Olympic champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety.

MORE: NBC Sports Gold launches ‘Figure Skating Pass’

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Snow Pass Schedule

Event Date
ALPINE SKIING
Soelden, AUT Oct. 27 – 28
Levi, FIN Nov. 17 – 18
Killington, USA Nov. 24 – 25
Lake Louise, CAN Nov. 24 – 25
Beaver Creek, USA Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Lake Louise, CAN Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
St. Moritz, SUI Dec. 8 – 9
Val d’Isere, FRA Dec. 8 – 9
Val Gardena, ITA Dec. 14 – 15
Val d’Isere, FRA Dec. 14 – 16
Alta Badia, ITA Dec. 16
Courchevel, FRA Dec. 21 – 22
Madonna di Campiglio, ITA Dec. 22
Bormio, ITA Dec. 28 – 29
Semmering, AUT Dec. 28 – 29
Zagreb, CRO Jan. 5 – 6
Flachau, AUT Jan. 8
Adelboden, SUI Jan. 12 – 13
St. Anton, AUT Jan. 12 – 13
Kronplatz, ITA Jan. 15
Wengen, SUI Jan. 18 – 20
Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA Jan. 19 – 20
Kitzbuehel, AUT Jan. 25 – 27
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER Jan. 26 – 27
Schladming, AUT Jan. 29
Maribor, SLO Feb. 1 – 2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER Feb. 2 – 3
World Championships – Are, SWE Feb. 5 – 17
Bansko, BUL Feb. 22 – 24
Crans-Montana, SUI Feb. 23 – 24
Kvitfjell, NOR Mar. 2 – 3
Sochi, RUS Mar. 2 – 3
Spindleruv Myln, CZE Mar. 8 – 9
Kranjska Gora, SLO Mar. 9 – 10
World Cup Finals – Soldeu, AND Mar. 13 – 17
 
SKI JUMPING
Wisla, POL Nov. 16 – 18
Ruka, FIN Nov. 23 – 25
Nizhny Tagil, RUS Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Lillehammer, NOR Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Titisee-Neustadt, GER Dec. 7 – 9
Engelberg, SUI Dec. 14 -16
Premanon, FRA Dec. 15 -16
Four Hills Tournament, Europe Dec. 29 – Jan. 6
Liberec, CZE Jan. 11 – 13
Sapporo, JPN Jan. 12
Zao, JPN Jan. 18 – 20
Zakopane, POL Jan. 18 – 20
Sapporo, JPN Jan. 25 – 26
Rasnov, ROU Jan. 26 – 27
Oberstdorf, GER Feb. 1 – 3
Hinzenbach, AUT Feb. 2 – 3
Ljubno, SLO Feb. 8 – 10
Lahti, FIN Feb. 8 – 10
Willingen, GER Feb. 15 – 17
Oberstdorf, GER Feb. 16 – 17
Raw Air Tournament Mar. 8 – 17
Nizhny Tagil, RUS Mar. 16 – 17
Planica, SLO Mar. 21 – 24
Chaikovsky, RUS Mar. 23 – 24
 
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
Ruka, FIN Nov. 24 – 25
Lillehammer, NOR Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Beitostolen, NOR Dec. 8 – 9
Davos, SUI Dec. 15 -16
Tour de Ski Dec. 29 – Jan. 6
Dresden, GER Jan. 12 – 13
Otepaa, EST Jan. 19 – 20
Ulricehamn, SWE Jan. 26 – 27
Lahti, FIN Feb. 9 – 10
Cogne, ITA Feb. 16 – 17
Oslo, NOR Mar. 9 – 10
Drammen, NOR Mar. 12
Falun, SWE Mar. 16 – 17
Quebec City, CAN Mar. 22 – 24
 
NORDIC COMBINED
Ruka, FIN Nov. 24 – 25
Lillehammer, NOR Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Ramsau, AUT Dec. 22 – 23
Otepaa, EST Jan. 5 – 6
Val de Fiemme, ITA Jan. 11 – 13
Chaux Neuve, FRA Jan. 19 – 20
Trondheim, NOR Jan. 27
Klingenthal, GER Feb. 2 – 3
Lahti, FIN Feb. 9 – 10
World Championships – Seefeld, AUT Feb. 20 – Mar. 3
Oslo, NOR Mar. 9
Trondheim, NOR Mar. 13
Schonach, GER Mar. 16 – 17
 
FREESTYLE
Modena, ITA Nov. 4
Stubai, AUT Nov. 23 – 24
Val Thorens, FRA Dec. 7 – 8
Ruka, FIN Dec. 7
Copper Mountain, USA Dec. 7
Arosa, SUI Dec. 12
Thaiwoo, CHN Dec. 15 -16
Montafon, AUT Dec. 16
Secret Garden, CHN Dec. 21
Innichen, ITA Dec. 22 – 23
Font Romeu, FRA Jan. 12
Calgary, CAN Jan. 12
Laax, SUI Jan. 18 – 19
Lake Placid, USA Jan. 18
Idre Fjall, SWE Jan. 19 – 20
Seiser Alm, ITA Jan. 25
Blue Mountain, CAN Jan. 25
Mt. Tremblant, CAN Jan. 25
World Championships – Park City, USA Feb. 2 – 9
Moscow, RUS Feb. 16 – 17
Feldberg, GER Feb. 16 – 17
Calgary, CAN Feb. 16
Tazawoko, JPN Feb. 22 – 23
Sunny Valley, RUS Feb. 23 – 24
Minsk, BLR Feb. 23
Shymbulak, KAZ Mar. 2 – 3
Secret Garden, CHN Mar. 2 – 3
Mammoth Mountain, USA Mar. 9 – 10
Quebec City, CAN Mar. 16 – 17
Veysonnaz, SUI Mar. 17
Tignes, FRA Mar. 22
Oslo, NOR Mar. 23
Silvaplana, SUI Mar. 30
 
SNOWBOARDING
Modena, ITA Nov. 3
Beijing, CHN Nov. 24 – 25
Copper Mountain, USA Dec. 8
Carrezza, ITA Dec. 12
Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA Dec. 14
Montafon, AUT Dec. 14 – 15
Secret Garden, CHN Dec. 20 – 22
Cervinia, ITA Dec. 22
Bad Gastein, AUT Jan. 8 – 9
Kreischberg, AUT Jan. 12
Laax, SUI Jan. 18 – 19
Rogla, SLO Jan. 19
Kazan, RUS Jan. 19 – 20
Seiser Alm, ITA Jan. 26
Moscow, RUS Jan. 26 – 27
World Championships – Park City, USA Feb. 1 – 10
Calgary, CAN Feb. 15
Pyeongchang, KOR Feb. 16 – 17
Secret Garden, CHN Feb. 23 – 24
Baqueira Beret, ESP Mar. 2
Erzurum, TUR Mar. 9 – 10
Mammoth Mountain, USA Mar. 9 – 10
Scuol, SUI Mar. 9
Veysonnaz, SUI Mar. 16
Quebec City, CAN Mar. 16 – 17
Oslo, NOR Mar. 22
Winterberg, GER Mar. 23 – 24
 
BIATHLON
Pokljuka, SLO Dec. 2 – 9
Hochfilzen, AUT Dec. 13 – 16
Nove Mesto, CZE Dec. 20 – 23
Oberhof, GER Jan. 10 – 13
Ruhpolding, GER Jan. 16 – 20
Antholz-Anterselva, ITA Jan. 24 – 27
Canmore, CAN Feb. 7 – 10
Salt Lake City, USA Feb. 14 – 17
World Championships – Oestersund, SWE Mar. 7 – 17
Oslo, NOR Mar. 21 – 24

Tour de France race of truth to decide champ; Peter Sagan’s run likely ends

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The stage is set to decide the Tour de France winner on Saturday.

After Soren Kragh Andersen of Denmark won Friday’s 19th stage of 21, where the overall leaders finished together, eyes turn to Saturday’s 22-mile individual time trial — otherwise known as the race of truth (6:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold).

A Slovenian is extremely likely to win a Tour title for the first time.

Primoz Roglic, a former world junior team champion ski jumper, has been in the yellow jersey for nearly two weeks. He leads countryman Tadej Pogacar by 57 seconds going into the last two stages. Sunday’s finisher is a ceremonial ride into Paris where the leaders are not expected to attack each other.

Miguel Angel Lopez of Colombia, who crashed directly into a road sign on the first stage, is in third, 1:27 behind Roglic. Lopez is 1:39 ahead of fourth-place Australian Richie Porte.

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Stage 20 Time Trial Notable Start Times
10:46 a.m. ET — Sepp Kuss (USA)
11:08 — Richie Porte (AUS)
11:10 — Miguel Angel Lopez (COL)
11:12 — Tadej Pogacar (SLO)
11:14 — Primoz Roglic (SLO)

Even with a finishing first-category climb, the time trial distance of 22 miles makes it difficult for Pogacar to make up 57 seconds on Roglic. Pogacar beat Roglic in the national time trial championship in June — by nine seconds on a 9.7-mile course.

“Tomorrow it’s all on me,” Roglic said, according to Cyclingnews.com. “The team has done an amazing job, I have the [yellow] jersey, but we have all worked for it.”

Pogacar, at 21, is bidding to become the youngest Tour de France podium finisher since 1909, according to ProCyclingStats.com. Last year, he became the youngest podium finisher in any Grand Tour since 1974 by placing third at the Vuelta a Espana won by Roglic.

“If I’m on a good day, it’s a course that suits me well,” Pogacar said of the time trial. “If someone told me I’d be in this position before the Tour. I would never have believed them.”

The Slovenians from different teams owned this Tour while defending champion Egan Bernal of Colombia and the formerly dominant Ineos Grenadiers struggled and eventually abandoned on Wednesday.

One competition that all but wrapped up Friday was for the green jersey going to the Tour’s top sprinter.

Sam Bennett is in line to become the second Irishman to win that title after Sean Kelly, who did so four times in the 1980s.

Bennett goes into the weekend with a 55-point lead over Slovakian Peter Sagan, who won the title in each of his last seven Tours that he has finished, a record total.

With a maximum 70 points available for one sprinter left, Bennett would clinch the title by finishing eighth on Sunday and picking up a handful of intermediate sprint points.

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2020 Tour de France standings

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2020 Tour de France standings for the yellow jersey, green jersey, white jersey and polka-dot jersey through stage 18 of 21 …

Overall (Yellow Jersey)
1. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — 83:29:41
2. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — +:57
3. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — +1:27
4. Richie Porte (AUS) — +3:06
5. Mikel Landa (ESP) — +3:28
6. Enric Mas (ESP) — +4:19
7. Adam Yates (GBR) — +5:55
8. Rigoberto Uran (COL) — +6:05
9. Tom Dumoulin (NED) — +7:24
10. Alejandro Valverde (ESP) — +12:12
13. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — +17:48
15. Sepp Kuss (USA) — +35:54
17. Nairo Quintana (COL) — +57:49
30. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) — +1:56:21
36. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) — +2:11:36
DNF. Egan Bernal (COL)

Sprinters (Green Jersey)
1. Sam Bennett (IRL) — 319 points
2. Peter Sagan (SVK) — 264
3. Matteo Trentin (ITA) — 250
4. Bryan Coquard (FRA) — 173
5. Caleb Ewan (AUS) — 158

Climbers (Polka-Dot Jersey)
1. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — 74 points
2. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 72
3. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — 67
4. Marc Hirschi (SUI) — 62
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — 51

Young Rider (White Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 83:30:38
2. Enric Mas (ESP) — +3:22
3. Valentin Madouas (FRA) — +1:35:35
4. Dani Martinez (COL) — +1:51:32
5. Lennard Kamna (GER) — +2:10:21

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