FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 18th, 2013
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “TOUR PASS” – JULY 18
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 18, 2013 – “Tour Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick, daily overview of Tour de France coverage, plus information and highlights.
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.
|Thurs., July 18||8 p.m.-11 p.m.||Tour Primetime – Stage 18: Gap to Alpe-d’Huez||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 19||6 a.m.-11:30 a.m.||Stage 19: Bourg-d’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 19||8 p.m.-11 p.m.||Tour Primetime – Stage 19: Bourg-d’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand||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:
- Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond joins host Todd Harris and analysts Bob Roll and Scott Moninger in the studio
- The riders attach the iconic Alpe d’Huez – twice
- A look back at the 1952 Tour de Farnce won by Fausto Coppi
Tomorrow’s NBC Sports Network coverage begins at 6 a.m. ET with Stage 19 from Bourg-d’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand and continues 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. ‘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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