FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 17th, 2015
NBC SPORTS GROUP & UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK PRESENT MORE THAN 33 HOURS OF 2015 UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ACTION BEGINNING THIS SUN., SEPT. 20
Coverage from Richmond, Va. Throughout Next Week on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC & Universal Sports Network
Cycling’s Elite Including Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, Taylor Phinney, Kristen Armstrong and Evelyn Stevens Compete Stateside for World Titles and Olympic Berths
NBC Sports Live Extra Will Stream All Coverage on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 17, 2015 – NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network will present more than 33 hours of coverage from the 2015 UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Richmond, Va., with NBC Sports Group’s coverage beginning Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on CNBC with the live men’s elite team time trial. NBC Sports Group’s coverage continues throughout the week on NBCSN and CNBC, and concludes on Sunday, September 27 at Noon ET with the live elite men’s road race on CNBC. On Sunday, Oct. 4, at Noon ET, NBC presents a one-hour recap of the event.
Held in Virginia’s historic capital city, the nine-day event features more than 1,000 of the world’s best cyclists competing for their countries (70 countries represented). Among those also competing for a world championship rainbow jersey in addition to qualifying for the Rio Olympics are Team USA’s Evelyn Stevens (San Francisco, Calif.) and Ben King (North Garden, Va.), Britain’s Mark Cavendish, Slovenia’s Peter Sagan, Spain’s Alejandro Valverde. Also riding for Team USA are Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo.) and Kristen Armstrong (Boise, Idaho) who continue their recent comebacks from injury.
Joining all telecasts from the field and hosting pre-race coverage on Universal Sports are veteran sports broadcaster Todd Harris and former professional and national team road cyclist Dotsie Bausch, a 2012 Olympic medalist in track cycling.
Paul Sherwen handles play-by-play for telecasts on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC joined by analyst Christian Vande Velde.
Calling the action for Universal Sports is play-by-play commentator Steve Schlanger alongside analyst Todd Gogulski.
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBC, NBCSN, and CNBC via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. UniversalSports.com will stream all Universal Sports coverage.
Below is NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network’s telecast schedule for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships:
All times Eastern. Schedule is subject to change. All coverage is live except where noted.
|Sun., Sept. 20||11 a.m.-1 p.m.||Women’s Elite Team Time Trial||Universal Sports|
|2-4 p.m.||Men’s Elite Team Time Trial||CNBC|
|Mon., Sept. 21||1-4 p.m.||Men’s Under 23 Individual Time Trial||Universal Sports|
|7-9 p.m.*||Men’s Under 23 Individual Time Trial||NBCSN|
|Tue., Sept. 22||2-5 p.m.||Women’s Elite Individual Time Trial||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 23||12:30-1 p.m.||Pre-Race Show||Universal Sports|
|1-2 p.m.||Men’s Elite Individual Time Trial||Universal Sports|
|2-4 p.m.||Men’s Elite Individual Time Trial||NBCSN|
|Thu., Sept. 24||5-6 p.m.*||Highlights Show||Universal Sports|
|Fri., Sept. 25||2-5 p.m.||Men’s Under 23 Road Race||Universal Sports|
|8-10 p.m.*||Men’s Under 23 Road Race||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 26||12:30-1 p.m.||Pre-Race Show||Universal Sports|
|1-5 p.m.||Women’s Elite Road Race||Universal Sports|
|Sun., Sept. 27||8:30-9 a.m.||Pre-Race Show||Universal Sports|
|12-4:30 p.m.||Men’s Elite Road Race||CNBC|
|Mon., Sept. 28||7-8 p.m.*||Wrap-Up Show||Universal Sports|
|Sun., Oct. 4||12-1 p.m.*||2015 UCI Road World Championships||NBC|
* Same Day or Tape Delay Coverage.
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About Universal Sports Network
Universal Sports Network, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States. Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit UniversalSports.com.
About NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 10 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.
About Richmond 2015, Inc.
Richmond 2015, Inc., is the independent nonprofit corporation responsible for the organization, management and promotion of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Partners of Richmond 2015 include Altria, Anthem, CarMax, ChildFund International, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Davenport & Company, Dominion, Genworth, Hourigan Construction, Hunton & Williams, Kings Dominion, Lansing Building Products, Lexus, Markel Corp., MARTIN’S Food Markets, MWV, McGuireWoods, Norfolk Southern, PIASCIK, The Community Foundation, TowneBank, University of Richmond, VCU Medical Center, Virginia is For Lovers, and Williams Mullen. In addition to its corporate partners, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, Hanover County and Henrico County are all key partners of Richmond 2015. For more information about Richmond 2015 visit www.Richmond2015.com and connect on Twitter and Facebook.
About the 2015 UCI Road World Championships
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships, cycling’s pinnacle event, will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015 in Richmond, Va., and is expected to attract as many as 450,000 onsite spectators from the Richmond region and across the globe over the course of the nine-day event as well as a worldwide TV audience in the hundreds of millions. More than 1,000 cyclists – Elite Men and Women, Under-23 Men and Junior Men and Women – from more than 70 countries will compete in three disciplines: the traditional Road Race, Individual Time Trial and Team Time Trial. The event, which is being held in the United States for the first time since 1986, culminates with the traditional road races on Sept. 26 (women) and Sept. 27 (men).