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2016 Summer Olympics: Day 1 Watch Guide

Here's the must-see action on the first day of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Saturday, August 6 (all times Eastern)

8:30 a.m. — Cycling: Men’s Road Raca

Want to get a view of the host city? Check out the first medal event of the Rio Games, in which cyclists will make seven laps around various parts of Rio de Janeiro. (The race lasts around six hours.) Taylor Phinney, the son of two Olympic medalists, will lead Team USA. Perhaps his most formidable foe will be Peter Sagan, a first-time Olympian who won the men's road race at the 2015 world championships.

1:00 p.m. — Archery: Men’s Team

American Brady Ellison, one of the world's best archers, shot a bear with his bow and arrow when he was just 11 years old. The Cowboy Archer, as Ellison has been called, is expected to lead the U.S. to gold.

6:00 p.m. — Men’s Basketball: U.S. vs. China

After spending much of the NBA Finals chasing each other around, Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving will join forces as the U.S. opens group play.

Want to know what to watch next? Check out the rest of the ultimate 2016 Summer Olympics watch guide!

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