FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “TOUR PASS” – JULY 10
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 10, 2013 – “Tour Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick, daily overview of Tour de France coverage, plus information and highlights. It will be published weekdays to preview the nightly Tour Primetime show. On Fridays, a weekend edition will be posted.
Coverage of the 100th Tour de France will be presented on NBC and NBC Sports Network. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Tour de France coverage, click here.
|Tonight||8 p.m.-11 p.m.||Tour Primetime – Stage 11||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 11||8 a.m.-11 a.m.||Stage 12: Fougères to Tours (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|8 p.m.-11 p.m.||Tour Primetime – Stage 12||NBCSN|
Coverage continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET with Tour Primetime, NBC Sports Network’s nightly studio show. Tonight’s Tour Primetime will feature:
- Insights and analysis on the first individual time trial featuring the best time trialists in the world try to close the gap on the yellow jersey
- A look back on rider Gino Bartali and his two Tour de France wins (1938 & 1948)
Tomorrow’s live coverage begins on NBC Sports Network at 8 a.m. ET with Stage 12 from Fougères to Tours and continues on NBC Sports Network with Tour Primetime at 8 p.m. ET.
COMMENTATORS: Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, the voices of cycling, will call the race action for the live shows with reporters Steve Schlanger and Carolyn Manno. Todd Harris will host nightly studio coverage with analysts Bob Roll and Scott Moninger.
For the first time, NBC Sports Group’s coverage will feature reporting from the road via ‘Inside-the-Race’ correspondent Steve Porino, who will report and offer updates on race situations from an unprecedented point of view aboard a motorcycle on the race course. As of the end of Stage 11, Porino has traveled 1,312 kilometers (816 miles) on motorcycle so far.
‘Inside-the-Race’ is an innovation from NBC Sports Group to bring fans closer to the action. This unique perspective debuted with NBC’s ‘Inside-the-Glass’ reporter on its NHL telecasts in 2006 and was followed by its ‘Between-the-Benches’ soccer coverage.
TOUR PRIMETIME ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
Tour Primetime will air nightly at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network throughout the Tour. The show will take a look at the day’s stage with comprehensive analysis, insights and the most compelling storylines. Highlighting Tour Primetime will be a full replay of the day’s exciting race action complemented by fresh, post-race interviews with riders, telestrator analysis, and strategy segments.
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