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2019 Tour de France: Stages, Schedule, Map, Live stream, How to watch in the United States

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2019 Tour de France: Stages, Schedule, Map, Live stream, How to watch in the United States

Cycling's biggest event is here once again for the running of the 2019 Tour de France.

The 21-stage competition runs throughout the month of July, testing all different aspects of cycling to crown a champion.

This year the 2019 Tour will go through Belgium and France. The first three stages will start in Belgium, the remaining will be in France, culminating in Paris. 

There are seven flat stages, five hill stages, seven mountain stages, two time-trials, and two rest days.

Two American-based teams are competing in this year's race with four Americans spread out across the field. Tejay Van Garderen on the EF Education First team is the only American on a US team. 

Great Britain's Geraint Thomas enters this event as the defending champ for Team Ineos (formerly Team Sky). The Ineos-Sky team has won the past four Tour de France titles and six of the last seven. However, Thomas has had some poor results lately, leaving the door open for Columbians Egan Bernal (Ineos) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Frenchmen Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step)

What are the stages in the 2019 Tour de France?

Stage 1: Saturday, July 6: Bruxelles to Brussel - 194.5 km (Flat)
Stage 2: Sunday, July 7: Bruxelles Palais Royal to Brussel Atomium - 27.6 km (Team Time-Trial)
Stage 3: Monday, July 8: Binche to Épernay - 215 km (Hilly)
Stage 4: Tuesday, July 9: Reims to Nancy - 213.5 km (Flat)
Stage 5: Wednesday, July 10: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar - 175.5 km (Hilly)
Stage 6: Thursday, July 11: Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles - 160.5 km (Mountain)
Stage 7: Friday, July 12: Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saône - 230 km (Flat)
Stage 8: Saturday, July 13: Mâcon to Saint-Étienne - 200 km (Hilly)
Stage 9: Sunday, July 14: Saint-Étienne to Brioude - 170.5 km (Hilly)
Stage 10: Monday, July 15: Saint-Flour to Albi - 217.5 km (Flat)

First Rest Day: Tuesday, July 16

Stage 11: Wednesday, July 17: Albi to Toulouse - 167 km (Flat)
Stage 12: Thursday, July 18: Toulouse to Bagnères-de-Bigorre - 209.5 km (Mountain)
Stage 13: Friday, July 19: Pau to Pau - 27.2 km (Individual Time-Trial)
Stage 14: Saturday, July 20: Tarbes to Tourmalet Barèges - 117.5 km (Mountain)
Stage 15: Sunday, July 21: Limoux to Foix Prat d'Albis - 185 km (Mountain)

Second Rest Day: Monday, July 22

Stage 16: Tuesday, July 23: Nîmes to Nîmes - 177 km (Flat)
Stage 17: Wednesday, July 24: Pont du Gard to Gap - 200 km (Hilly)
Stage 18: Thursday, July 25: Embrun to Valloire - 208 km (Mountain)
Stage 19: Friday, July 26: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes - 126.5 km (Mountain)
Stage 20: Saturday, July 27: Albertville to Val Thorens - 130 km (Mountain)
Stage 21: Sunday, July 28: Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Élysées - 128 km (Flat)

What is the 2019 Tour de France Schedule?

The Tour de France will run from July 6 to July 28. There will be two rest days on July 16 and July 22. Start times are below:

Stage 1: July 6, 5:55 a.m. ET
Stage 2: July 7, 8:20 a.m. ET
Stage 3: July 8, 6 a.m. ET
Stage 4: July 9, 6 a.m. ET
Stage 5: July 10, 7:05 a.m. ET
Stage 6: July 11, 6:55 a.m. ET
Stage 7: July 12, 5:10 a.m. ET
Stage 8: July 13, 6 a.m. ET
Stage 9: July 14, 6:55 a.m. ET
Stage 10: July 15, 6 a.m. ET
Stage 11: July 17, 7:25 a.m. ET
Stage 12: July 18, 5:20 a.m. ET
Stage 13: July 19, 7:50 a.m. ET
Stage 14: July 20, 7:20 a.m. ET
Stage 15: July 21, 5:55 a.m. ET
Stage 16: July 23, 7:05 a.m. ET
Stage 17: July 24, 6:15 a.m. ET
Stage 18: July 25, 5 a.m. ET
Stage 19: July 26, 7:25 a.m. ET
Stage 20: July 27, 7:25 a.m. ET
Stage 21: July 28, 7:55 a.m. ET

2019 Tour de France Map:

Live Stream

All stages of the 2019 Tour de France will be streamed on NBC Sports Gold. Subscribe now. The Tour de France can also be seen on fuboTV.

How to Watch

The 2019 Tour de France will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. 

Mystics semifinals opponents to get travel help from league

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Mystics semifinals opponents to get travel help from league

The start of the Mystics' first playoff series won't be marred by the semi-regular travel woes that plague the league's players during the regular season. 

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced on Sunday that the league will cover the cost of charter flights for Connecticut and Washington's opponents in both Game Ones in the semifinals round of the WNBA playoffs.

“With both second-round WNBA playoff games taking place in the Pacific Time Zone on Sunday and WNBA semifinals set to tip-off on Tuesday in Connecticut and Washington, D.C., the league has arranged and will cover costs for charter flights for the winners of Sunday’s games," she said in a statement released by the league. "We believe it is in the best interest of the players to provide them with an opportunity to arrive expeditiously in the city of the first game of the WNBA semifinals and have a full day on-site to practice, rest and prepare.”

WNBA players, who fly commercial flights, have often voiced concern about their travel arrangements.

Earlier this season, Elena Delle Donne wrote on Instagram that she was "sick of" taking commercial flights cross-country, citing a fellow passenger's derogatory remarks made while the Mystics were on a flight to Las Vegas. In 2018, the Mystics game against the Aces was canceled after the Las Vegas-based team's travel woes resulted in them traveling for reportedly 24 hours and arriving only a few hours before game time. 

The issue also was one of the central points in WNBPA president Nneka Ogwumike's essay on The Player's Tribune in 2018 after players opted out of their CBA. Players have to renegotiate a deal before the 2020 season.

"This is not purely about salaries. This is about small changes the league can make that will impact the players," she said in the essay. "This is about a six-foot-nine superstar taking a red-eye cross-country and having to sit in an economy seat instead of an exit row. Often with delays. Imagine the last time you took a red-eye business trip and you sat in the middle seat with your knees all cramped up, and how shook you were for that entire rest of the day."

The top-seeded Mystics, who clinched a double-bye to the semifinals, start their postseason on Tuesday at home. 

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Beyond the Scoreboard: HBO teaming up with Belichick and Saban

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Beyond the Scoreboard: HBO teaming up with Belichick and Saban

By Rick Horrow

Podcast edited by Tanner Simkins

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  • From an agency perspective, the NFL is moving in the right direction. Rick recently sat down with Arnold Wright, Executive Vice President and co-head of consulting for Octagon. Wright brings NFL team, league, and player deals to life for sponsors including Castrol, Delta, Bank of America, and others. “The league is obviously an incredible platform that leaps up year to year in terms of ratings and engagement,” Wright said. “The on field action is also as good as it’s ever been.” From a global perspective, Wright says, “The international piece in particular has been great for the league. You continue to see key markets like the UK, Mexico, and even Brazil growing internationally. It’s bringing other brands into the NFL ecosystem from a partner and promotional perspective.” As for the NFL’s 100th season platform, Wright says, “The league has done a lot of really great work in terms of positioning themselves, celebrating the history of the league from a player and a fan perspective. They have demonstrated a real savviness around their marketing and their connectivity to fans. The league several years ago probably would not have demonstrated that level of flexibility in terms of their marketing and what you could do with their platforms. But that’s certainly changed.”
    • YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI will make their professional boxing debut. Last year, the two online sensations faced each other in an exhibition fight that generated more than 1 million pay-per-view buys on YouTube. Now they will fight each other again – this time, in an official professional fight at in Logan’s hometown of Los Angeles at Staples Center on November 9. According to ESPN, the event will be a six-round cruiserweight fight streamed on DAZN and is sure to pack the house after last year’s sold out 57-57 majority draw that happened at Manchester Arena in KSI’s hometown of Manchester, England. They are both now professional boxers, have passed their required medical exams, and will meet at a launch news conference in Los Angeles on September 14, with another news conference to be scheduled in the United Kingdom. KSI and Paul have more than 40 million YouTube subscribers between them and should bring tons of new fans to the sport of boxing, while the sport’s traditional enthusiasts can relish undercard events that will feature an assortment of more established fighters in the boxing world.
    • HBO Sports and NFL Films are teaming on Belichick & Saban: The Art of Coaching, a feature-length film about the four-decade friendship between football coaches Bill Belichick and Nick Saban. According to Cynopsis Sports, the pair grant unprecedented camera access to their annual coaching retreat, where they share conversation about their interwoven history, admiration, coaching philosophies, and more. “Bill Belichick and Nick Saban have become the modern versions of Vince Lombardi and John Wooden – symbols of success not just in sports but in life,” said Ross Ketover, Chief Executive of NFL Films. “Their lessons on leadership are an inspiration; not just for those of us who love football but for anyone who wants to thrive at whatever passion they pursue.” The film is slated air in December on HBO. Belichick and Saban have both started their 2019 campaigns off with a bang, as Alabama handily won its first two games and the Patriots obliterated the Steelers 33-3 on Sunday night.