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NBC Sports Gold launches 2018-19 ‘Cycling Pass’ before Tour de France

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NBC Sports Gold will live stream every stage of the 2018 Tour de France, commercial free, with its “Cycling Pass” for the 2018-19 season.

The Tour runs from July 7-29.

The “Cycling Pass,” which runs from July 2018 to June 2019, also includes streaming coverage of every Vuelta a España stage, plus the Monument Classics, including Paris–Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the world championships for road cycling and mountain bike and the Tour of California.

NBC Sports Gold subscribers can watch the commercial-free world feed or NBC Sports coverage with Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.

From NBC Sports PR:

NBC Sports Gold’s live stream of the 2018 Tour de France also includes access to a live GPS tracking map to follow the riders’ progress, an enhanced interactive map for each stage, the ability to pause the video, full stage video replay, highlights, and short­‐form video clips, and more. In addition, for the first time, NBC Sports Gold’s coverage of the Vuelta a España will include data rich features in the stream.

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NBC Sports Gold “Cycling Pass” events

  • Tour de France – July 7-29, 2018
  • La Course by Le Tour – July 17, 2018
  • Prudential RideLondon Classique – July 28, 2018
  • Prudential RideLondon Classic – July 29, 2018
  • Colorado Classic – August 16-19, 2018
  • Vuelta a Espana – August 25-September 16, 2018
  • Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta – September 16, 2018
  • UCI Mountain Bike World Championships – September 8-9, 2018
  • UCI Road World Championships – September 23-30, 2018
  • Paris-Tours – October 7, 2018
  • Santos Tour Down Under – January 13-20, 2019
  • Paris-Nice – March 3-10, 2019
  • Paris-Roubaix – April 7, 2019
  • La Fleche Wallonne, April 17, 2019
  • Liege-Bastogne-Liege – April 21, 2019
  • Amgen Tour of California – May 12-18, 2019
  • Criterium du Dauphine – June 2-9, 2019
  • UCI Track Cycling World Cup – TBD
  • UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup – TBD

WATCH LIVE: Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem in French Open men’s final

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Rafael Nadal plays for an 11th French Open title against the only man to beat him on clay in the last two years, Dominic Thiem, live on NBC and streaming on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.

Top-ranked Nadal is trying to tie Margaret Court‘s record for singles titles at a Grand Slam event (Court won 11 Australian Opens, but seven came when it was the Australian Championships, an amateur event.). It would be his 17th Grand Slam singles title, moving three shy of Roger Federer‘s record 20 for men.

Standing in Nadal’s way is the Austrian Thiem in his first Grand Slam final. Thiem beat Nadal in French Open lead-up tournaments the last two seasons, but Nadal owns the head-to-head, 6-3, all on clay, including a 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 win in the 2017 French Open semifinals.

WATCH LIVE: French Open men’s final, 9 a.m. ET — STREAM LINK

Ted Robinson handles play-by-play for NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is NBC’s 36th straight year broadcasting the French Open.

The next Grand Slam tournament is Wimbledon in three weeks.

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WATCH LIVE: Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens in French Open women’s final

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Simona Halep meets Sloane Stephens for the French Open women’s singles title, live on NBC and streaming on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET.

Halep, guaranteed to keep her No. 1 ranking, is in a Grand Slam singles final for the fourth time, still seeking her first title. She lost the 2014 French Open final to Maria Sharapova, the 2017 French Open final to Jelena Ostapenko and the Australian Open final to Caroline Wozniacki on Jan. 27.

The American Stephens goes for her second Grand Slam singles title in nine months following her U.S. Open win in September. Stephens, who was ranked No. 957 last summer after missing 10 months with a foot injury, is guaranteed to be ranked No. 4 come Monday, the highest-ranked American.

WATCH LIVE: French Open women’s final, 9 a.m. ET — STREAM LINK

Ted Robinson handles play-by-play for NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is NBC’s 36th straight year broadcasting the French Open.

NBC’s French Open coverage concludes Sunday with the men’s final between Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem at 9 a.m. ET.

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