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

Danielle Williams cemented as world No. 1 hurdler in Birmingham

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The 100m hurdles has been one of the U.S.’ deepest events the last several years, but Jamaican Danielle Williams looks like the favorite at the world championships in early October.

Williams, who owns the world’s fastest time this year, easily beat world-record holder Kendra Harrison and Olympic champion Brianna McNeal at a Diamond League meet in Birmingham, Great Britain, on Sunday.

Williams crossed in 12.46 seconds despite hitting her knee on one hurdle, but still two tenths clear of Harrison, whose world record is 12.20. It marked Harrison’s first loss in nine meets this year and the first time a non-American has ever beaten her at a Diamond League stop.

It looked like Williams wouldn’t make it to worlds in Doha when she false started out of the Jamaican Championships. But the final was soon after strangely canceled, and Jamaican media reported last week that Williams, the 2015 World champion who failed to make the Rio Olympics, is eligible to be chosen next month by the federation.

The U.S. had at least the two fastest women in the world each of the previous six years. Then Williams re-emerged with a Jamaican record 12.32 on July 20.

The meet airs Monday on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 4 p.m. ET and NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET. The Diamond League moves to Paris on Saturday.

In other events Sunday, Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo overtook Brit Dina Asher-Smith and Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 200m in 22.24. Miller-Uibo extended her unbeaten streak to two years across all distances.

It appears Miller-Uibo will not be racing the 200m at worlds, given it overlaps with the 400m. She ranks third in the world this year at the shorter distance, trailing Jamaican Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, who clocked 22.00 on June 23 but was not in Sunday’s field. Miller-Uibo has ranked No. 1 at 400m four straight years.

Yohan Blake won the 100m in 10.07 seconds, holding off Brit Adam Gemili, who had the same time with a 2 meter/second tailwind. Blake, the second-fastest man in history with a personal best of 9.69, hasn’t been the same since suffering a series of leg injuries starting in 2013.

Sunday’s field lacked the world championships favorites — Americans Christian Coleman and Justin Gatlin, who clocked 9.81 and 9.87 on June 30.

Surprise U.S. champion Teahna Daniels placed third in her Diamond League 100m debut, clocking 11.24 seconds. The field lacked world championships favorites Thompson and Fraser-Pryce, who each ran 10.73 at the Jamaican Championships on June 21.

American record holder Ajeé Wilson won an 800m that lacked all three Rio Olympic medalists, who are barred from racing the event due to the IAAF’s new testosterone cap in middle distances. Wilson’s time, 2:00.76, was far off her 2019 world-leading time of 1:57.72 among eligible women.

Olympic and world heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam broke the Belgian long jump record twice, winning with a 6.86-meter leap. That ranks ninth in the world this year. The field lacked the last two Olympic champions, Americans Tianna Bartoletta and Brittney Reese.

A meeting of the last two Olympic pole vault champs went to Rio gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, who cleared 4.75 meters in swirling wind. London 2012 champ Jenn Suhr was third but remains No. 1 in the world this year with a 4.91-meter clearance from March 30.

Croatian Sandra Perkovic, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic discus champion, lost her third straight Diamond League meet to start the season as she returns from injury. Perkovic, who placed third behind winner Cuban Yaimé Pérez, had not lost in back-to-back meets since returning from a six-month doping ban in 2011, according to Tilastopaja.org.

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Tokyo Paralympic triathlon test event cancels swim due to water bacteria

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TOKYO (AP) — High levels of bacteria forced the swimming portion of a triathlon test event for the Tokyo Paralympics to be canceled Saturday.

It’s the second setback in the triathlon for organizers of next year’s Olympics and Paralympics. An Olympic triathlon running event was shortened from 10km to 5km on Thursday because of what the International Triathlon Union (ITU) called “extreme levels” of heat.

Tokyo’s hot and humid summers are a major worry for Olympic organizers. The water issues are a reminder of the Rio Games, when high bacteria and virus levels were found in waters for sailing, rowing and open-water swimming.

In a statement, the ITU said E-coli levels were “more than two times over the ITU limits.” It said the water was at Level 4, the highest risk level.

E-coli bacteria, which normally live in the intestines of animals and people, can produce intestinal pain, diarrhea and a fever.

The venue in Tokyo Bay, called Odaiba, has been a concern for organizers, who have experimented with different measures to clean the water in the area, located in an urban part of central Tokyo.

The ITU is scheduled to hold it final test event on Sunday “depending on the latest water quality tests”, it said in a statement.

A few days ago the ITU described water quality conditions at the venue as “very good.” However, swimmers at a recent distance swimming event at the same venue complained of foul-smelling water.

The water temperature at the venue on Saturday was 84 degrees Fahrenheit, with the air temperature hovering above 90.

Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said “we are set to conduct a comprehensive review with the international federation.”

He said a triple-layer underwater screen will be installed for next year’s Olympics, replacing a single-layer.

“Based on the results of multiple research in the past, we believe that the multiple layer screen will assure the successful delivery of the competitions,” he said.

Filthy water plagued the Rio Olympics. The South American city lacks a functioning sanitation system for much of its population. Open water there tested high for bacteria and viruses, which confronted athletes in rowing, sailing and triathlon.

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