The Ultimate Tour: Cycling schedule on NBCSN

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The Tour de France isn’t during its usual summer slot — it will run from August 29 to September 20 and be shown on NBCSN — but cycling fans can still watch some of the best the sport has to offer in late June and in July with the Ultimate Tour.

NBCSN will air 25 of the best stages and races from the 15 years for the event. That will include stages from the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix.

There’s a full schedule of the stages that will be shown below. All stages are the Tour de France unless otherwise noted.

Date Time  Year Stage Starting location Finish location
Mon, 6/29  9 am – Noon  2014  Stage 1  Leeds Harrogate
Tues, 6/30  9 am – Noon  2015  Stage 3  Antwerp, BEL Huy, BEL
Wed, 7/1  9 am – Noon  2014  Stage 5  Ypres Arenberg Porte du Hainaut
Thurs, 7/2  9 am – Noon  2019  Stage 8  Macon Saint-Etienne
Fri, 7/3  9 am – Noon  2011  Stage 3  Olonne-sur-Mer Redon
Mon, 7/6  9 am – Noon  2016  Stage 8  Pau Bagneres-de-Luchon
Mon, 7/6  7 pm – 10 pm  2013  Stage 9  Saint-Girons Bagneres-de-Bigorre
Mon, 7/6  10 pm – 1 am  2017  Stage 9  Nantua Chambery
Tues, 7/7  9 am – Noon  2018  Stage 10  Annecy Le Grand-Bornand
Tues, 7/7  7 pm – 10 pm  2016  Stage 11  Carcassonne Montpellier
Tues, 7/7  10 pm – 1 am  2015 Amgen Tour of CA  Stage 7  Ontario Mount Baldy
 2019 Amgen Tour of CA  Stage 6  Ontario Mount Baldy
Wed, 7/8  9 am – Noon  2018  Stage 11  Albertville La Rosiere
Wed, 7/8  7 pm – 10 pm  2012  Stage 11  Albertville La Toussuire-Les Sybelles
Wed, 7/8  10 pm – 1 am  2008 Paris-Roubaix  Compiegne Roubaix
Thurs, 7/9  9 am – Noon  2016  Stage 12  Montpellier Chalet Reynard
Thurs, 7/9  7 pm – 10 pm  2017  Stage 13  Saint-Girons Foix
Thurs, 7/9  10 pm – 1 am  2013 Paris-Roubaix  Compiegne Roubaix
Fri, 7/10  9 am – Noon  2019  Stage 14  Tarbes Col du Tourmalet
Sat, 7/11  9 am – Noon  2008  Stage 17  Embrun Prato Nevoso
Sun, 7/12  9 am – Noon  2018  Stage 17  Bagneres-de-Luchon Saint-Lary-Soulan
Mon. 7/13  9 am – Noon  2011  Stage 18  Pinerolo Col du Galibier
Tues, 7/14  9 am – Noon  2019  Stage 18  Embrun Valloire
Wed, 7/15  9 am – Noon  2011  Stage 19  Modane Alpe d-Huez
Thurs, 7/16  9 am – Noon  2018  Stage 19  Lourdes Laruns
Fri, 7/17  9 am – Noon  2015  Stage 20  Modane Alpe d-Huez

Norway takes gold-medal lead at world road cycling titles

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WOLLONGONG, Australia – Soren Waerenskjold repeated Norway’s gold medal success at the world road cycling championships a day after Tobias Foss finished first in the elite men’s time trial.

Waerenskjold won the men’s under-23 time trial on the second day of the championships with a dominant performance. He clocked 34 minutes, 13.40 seconds over the 28.8-kilometer course to beat Belgian Alec Segaert by 16.34 seconds.

British rider Leo Hayter, the younger brother of elite rider Ethan Hayter, was 24.16 seconds off the pace for the bronze medal.

Foss beat a strong field to win the elite time trial, the biggest win of his career.

Norway has two gold medals, while Dutch ace Ellen van Dijk beat Australian Grace Brown to take out the women’ elite time trial.

The mixed relay time trial is set for Wednesday. The championships conclude on the weekend with the women’s road race on Saturday and the men’s on Sunday.

Ellen van Dijk defends time trial title at cycling worlds

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WOLLONGONG, Australia – Ellen van Dijk defended her title and claimed a third women’s time trial gold medal at the opening event of the world road cycling championships on Sunday.

Taking advantage of a technical course the Dutch star maintained a perfectly paced cadence to beat Australia’s Grace Brown by 12.79 seconds to defend the time trial gold she won last year. Swiss rival Marlen Reusser took bronze.

Local favorite Brown was one of the early staters and set a blistering time around the 34.2 kilometer (21.3 miles) course at the scenic coastal town center of Wollongong, south of Sydney.

No other in the 45-strong field could get close to Brown’s time of 44 minutes 41.33 seconds until the final pair of van Dijk and Reusser, who claimed silver at last year’s world championships in Belgium, both clocked faster at the first time check.

Reusser then faded to finish more than 41 seconds off Brown’s time, but van Dijk powered on to claim her third gold medal in a time of 44:28.60.

Olympic time trial champion and two-time world champion Annemiek van Vleuten finished seventh, more than 90 seconds behind compatriot van Dijk.

Later Sunday, Vuelta a Espana winner Remco Evenepoel from Belgium, Italian two-time defending world champion Filippo Ganna and two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar from Slovenia headline the men’s event.

Other major races are the mixed relay time trial on Wednesday and the women’s road race next Saturday before the men’s race on the closing day Sunday, with local star and Giro d’Italia winner Jai Hindley racing the clock to recover from COVID-19 to take his place in the race.