2019 Tour de France TV, stream schedule

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NBC and NBCSN will air live coverage of all 21 stages of the 106th 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 6-28. NBC Sports airs 350-plus hours of live, primetime and encore coverage.

Geraint Thomas, the first Welshman to win the Tour, defends his title against a field lacking the second, third- and fourth-place finishers from 2018. The most notable absence is four-time Tour winner Chris Froome, who suffered major injuries in a June crash.

The new challengers include Thomas’ Ineos teammate, 22-year-old Colombian Egan Bernal, and veterans Jakob Fuglsang and 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali.

The Tour starts in Belgium to mark 50 years since Belgian legend Eddy Merckx‘s first of five Tour wins. This is the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the yellow jersey.

The NBC Sports broadcast team includes Phil Liggett and Bob Roll in the race commentary booth. Roll succeeds Paul Sherwen, who died Dec. 2 at age 62 after being involved in 40 Tours de France. Liggett and Roll will be joined by Jens Voigt, who started 17 straight Tours from 1998 through 2014.

Paul Burmeister again hosts pre-race, post-race and primetime studio coverage along with retired U.S. cyclist Christian Vande Velde. They will be joined for the first time by Chris Horner, the 2013 Vuelta a España champion.

Steve Schlanger and Steve Porino reprise their reporter roles.

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2019 TOUR DE FRANCE BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Date Time (ET) Stage Platform
July 6 5:55 a.m. Stage 1: Bruxelles/Brussel (LIVE) Gold
6 a.m. Pre-Race Show (LIVE) NBCSN
6:30 a.m. Stage 1: Bruxelles/Brussel (LIVE) NBCSN
11:30 a.m. Stage 1: Buxelles/Brussel NBCSN
2 p.m. Stage 1: Buxelles/Brussel NBC
Midnight Stage 1: Bruxelles/Brussel NBCSN
July 7 8 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
8:20 a.m. Stage 2: Bruxelles Palais Royal/Brussel Atomium (LIVE) Gold
8:30 a.m. Stage 2: Bruxelles Palais Royal/Brussel Atomium (LIVE) NBCSN
8 p.m. Stage 2: Bruxelles Palais Royal/Brussel Atomium NBSCN
Midnight Stage 2: Bruxelles Palais Royal/Brussel Atomium NBCSN
July 8 6 a.m. Pre-Race Show (LIVE) NBCSN
6 a.m. Stage 3: Binche/Épernay (LIVE) Gold
6:30 a.m. Stage 3: Binche/Épernay (LIVE) NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
Midnight Stage 3: Binche/Épernay NBCSN
July 9 6 a.m. Stage 4: Reims/Nancy (LIVE) Gold
7:30 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
8 a.m. Stage 4: Reims/Nancy (LIVE) NBCSN
12 p.m. Stage 4: Reims/Nancy NBCSN
2:30 p.m. Stage 4: Reims/Nancy NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
Midnight Stage 4: Reims/Nancy NBCSN
July 10 7 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
7:05 a.m. Stage 5: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges/Colmar (LIVE) Gold
7:30 a.m. Stage 5: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges/Colmar (LIVE) NBCSN
12 p.m. Stage 5: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges/Colmar NBCSN
2:30 p.m. Stage 5: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges/Colmar NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
Midnight Stage 5: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges/Colmar NBCSN
July 11 6:55 a.m. Stage 6: Mulhouse/La Planche des Belles Filles (LIVE) Gold
7 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
7:30 a.m. Stage 6: Mulhouse/La Planche des Belles Filles (LIVE) NBCSN
12 p.m. Stage 6: Mulhouse/La Planche des Belles Filles NBCSN
2:30 p.m. Stage 6: Mulhouse/La Planche des Belles Filles NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
Midnight Stage 6: Mulhouse/La Planche des Belles Filles NBCSN
July 12 5:10 a.m. Stage 7: Belfort/Chalon-sur-Saône (LIVE) Gold
7:30 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
8 a.m. Stage 7: Belfort/Chalon-sur-Saône (LIVE) NBCSN
Midnight Stage 7: Belfort/Chalon-sur-Saône NBCSN
July 13 6 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
6 a.m. Stage 8: Mâcon/Saint-Étienne (LIVE) Gold
6:30 a.m. Stage 8: Mâcon/Saint-Étienne (LIVE) NBCSN
July 14 6:55 a.m. Stage 9: Saint-Étienne/Brioude (LIVE) Gold
7 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
7:30 a.m. Stage 9: Saint-Étienne/Brioude (LIVE) NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
Midnight Stage 9: Saint-Étienne/Brioude NBCSN
July 15 6 a.m. Stage 10: Saint-Flour/Albi (LIVE) Gold
7:30 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
8 a.m. Stage 10: Saint-Flour/Albi (LIVE) NBCSN
12 p.m. Stage 10: Saint-Flour/Albi NBCSN
2:30 p.m. Stage 10: Saint-Flour/Albi NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
Midnight Stage 10: Saint-Flour/Albi NBCSN
July 16 8 a.m. Stage 10: Saint-Flour/Albi NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
Midnight Stage 10: Saint-Flour/Albi NBCSN
July 17 7:25 a.m. Stage 11: Albi/Toulouse (LIVE) Gold
7:30 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
8 a.m. Stage 11: Albi/Toulouse (LIVE) NBCSN
12 p.m. Stage 11: Albi/Toulouse NBCSN
2:30 p.m. Stage 11: Albi/Toulouse NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
Midnight Stage 11: Albi/Toulouse NBCSN
July 18 5:20 a.m. Stage 12: Toulouse/Bagnères-de-Bigorre (LIVE) Gold
7 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
7:30 a.m. Stage 12: Toulouse/Bagnères-de-Bigorre (LIVE) NBCSN
12 p.m. Stage 12: Toulouse/Bagnères-de-Bigorre NBCSN
2:30 p.m. Stage 12: Toulouse/Bagnères-de-Bigorre NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
Midnight Stage 12: Toulouse/Bagnères-de-Bigorre NBCSN
July 19 7 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
7:30 a.m. Stage 13: Pau/Pau (LIVE) NBCSN
7:50 a.m. Stage 13: Pau/Pau Gold
8:00 p.m. Stage 13: Pau/Pau NBCSN
Midnight Stage 13: Pau/Pau NBCSN
July 20 7 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
7:20 a.m. Stage 14: Tarbes/Tourmalet Barèges Gold
7:30 a.m. Stage 14: Tarbes/Tourmalet Barèges NBCSN
3 p.m. Stage 14: Tarbes/Tourmalet Barèges NBC
July 21 5:55 a.m. Stage 15: Limoux/Foix Prat d’Albis (LIVE) Gold
6 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
6:30 a.m. Stage 15: Limoux/Foix Prat d’Albis (LIVE) NBCSN
12:30 a.m Stage 15: Limoux/Foix Prat d’Albis NBCSN
July 22 8:30 a.m. Stage 15: Limoux/Foix Prat d’Albis NBCSN
12 p.m. Stage 15: Limoux/Foix Prat d’Albis NBCSN
8 p.m. Stage 15: Limoux/Foix Prat d’Albis NBCSN
July 23 7 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
7:05 a.m. Stage 16: Nîmes/Nîmes (LIVE) Gold
7:30 a.m. Stage 16: Nîmes/Nîmes (LIVE) NBCSN
2 p.m. Stage 16: Nîmes/Nîmes NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
July 24 6 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
6:15 a.m. Stage 17: Pont du Gard/Gap (LIVE) Gold
6:30 a.m. Stage 17: Pont du Gard/Gap (LIVE) NBCSN
2 p.m. Stage 17: Pont du Gard/Gap NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
July 25 5 a.m. Stage 18: Embrun/Valloire (LIVE) Gold
6:30 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
7 a.m. Stage 18: Embrun/Valloire (LIVE) NBCSN
2 p.m. Stage 18: Embrun/Valloire NBCSN
8 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
July 26 7:30 a.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
7:35 a.m. Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne/Tignes (LIVE) Gold
8 a.m. Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne/Tignes (LIVE) NBCSN
2 p.m. Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne/Tignes NBCSN
9 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN
July 27 7:25 a.m. Stage 20: Albertville/Val Thorens (LIVE) Gold
8 a.m. Stage 20: Albertville/Val Thorens (LIVE) NBC
July 28 10 a.m. Stage 20: Albertville/Val Thorens NBCSN
11:55 a.m. Stage 21: Rambouillet/Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE) Gold
12 p.m. Pre-Show (LIVE) NBCSN
12:30 Stage 21: Rambouillet/Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE) NBCSN
2 p.m. Stage 21: Rambouillet/Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE) NBC
11:30 p.m. Tour Primetime NBCSN

Kelly Slater has an Olympic decision to make

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Surfing icon Kelly Slater is in great position to qualify for his sport’s Olympic debut in 2020, but he’s undecided about making a required event appearance this summer to stay eligible.

The top two U.S. male surfers in this season’s World Surf League final standings are in line to qualify for the Olympics.

Slater, a 47-year-old, 11-time world champion, is ranked third among Americans through six of 11 events, but the No. 2, two-time world champion John John Florence, is likely out for the rest of the season after an ACL tear.

If Slater keeps up his current pace of results, he will pass Florence’s point total by the end of the season in December.

“It appears as though I have to make a decision [on the Olympics] sooner than that,” Slater said after being eliminated from South Africa’s J-Bay Open in ninth place on Wednesday. “I’ve really got to figure out all the factors around that and make a decision in the next few weeks.”

Slater’s concern is the ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan, in September, an event that top Olympic hopefuls on the WSL tour are required to attend, barring illness or injury.

“I think I have to surf that event, and if I don’t, it may disqualify me,” he said (the International Surfing Association, the sport’s governing body, later confirmed it would disqualify him). “But I’m not sure if I want to go to Japan and compete right now.”

The ISA Games take place in the week between the next two WSL events, the latter hosted by Slater’s Surf Ranch wave pool in California.

“I’m not exactly sure how I feel about the Olympics right now, anyways,” said Slater, who last year said he was “50-50” on the Olympics when noting his differing thoughts on the qualification process and venue. “The point is, I’m not really focusing on it at this point. I’m trying to get myself back in the flow of the tour.”

Slater missed 13 tour stops between the 2017 and 2018 seasons after breaking a foot and having multiple surgeries.

He finished fifth, third, ninth, ninth and ninth in his five most recent events to get into Olympic qualifying position. He expected more after placing third in the two contests he entered healthy last season. Slater said he competed at J-Bay after straining his back “really bad” on Sunday, keeping him from surfing the three days before the contest.

“Ninth place, to me, used to be a pretty awful result. I’m used to at least a quarterfinal on for most of my career,” he said. “I’m not horrified by my results, but I’m also not surprised. Maybe other people are because everyone focuses on my age and that kind of thing. It’s not like I’m going to all of a sudden forget how to do this thing, you know?”

Slater, at 48, would be the oldest U.S. Summer Olympic rookie competitor in a sport other than equestrian, sailing or shooting (or art competitions!) in the last 100 years, supplanting Martina Navratilova, via the OlyMADMen.

“Right now in my head the focus is more on this tour than it is on the Olympics, but we’ll see,” he said. “I was starting this year with a lot of pressure on myself to try and make the Olympic team and think, maybe I’ll retire there next year and that will be the end for me. It put so much pressure on the start of the year for me that I didn’t feel like I could freely compete. It was putting too many things in my head. I needed to let that take a backseat and not worry about it. I’m just not really thinking about it a lot.”

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China on brink of sweeping every gold medal at diving worlds

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Shi Tingmao joined Guo Jingjing as the only women to win three straight world titles in an individual diving event, giving China 11 gold medals in 11 events with two finals left in Gwangju, South Korea.

Shi, who swept the individual and synchronized springboard titles in Rio, claimed the 3m world title on Friday by 18.25 points with 391 total. Countrywoman Wang Han took silver, 5.8 points ahead of Australian Maddison Keeney.

Americans Sarah Bacon and Brooke Schultz missed the 12-woman final, placing 14th and 29th.

China, which has dominated the sport for two decades, is looking to sweep the golds at an Olympics or worlds for the second time after winning all 10 events in 2011. This year’s feat could be more impressive, should China win the last two events Saturday — a mixed-gender springboard and the men’s platform.

That’s because three mixed-gender events were added to the world program (but not the Olympic program) since 2011. And this year, China has not only won every gold but also taken every silver in the three individual Olympic program events thus far.

China is in strong position to go one-two in the men’s platform. Yang Jian and Yang Hao were nearly 70 points clear of the field in Friday’s semifinals.

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