FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 18th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS COVERAGE OF FLECHE-WALLONE THIS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, AS PART OF EXPANDED 2016 CYCLING SCHEDULE
Live Coverage on NBC Sports Live Extra Wednesday at 8:25 a.m. ET
NBCSN Hosts Coverage Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET
Liege-Bastogne-Liege Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 18, 2016 – NBC Sports Group will continue its robust coverage of the 2016 cycling season, with live coverage of the Fleche Wallone on Wednesday, April 20, at 8:25 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra. NBCSN will televise an encore presentation of the race on Saturday, April 23, 12:30 p.m. ET. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra will host live coverage of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday, April 24, at 8 a.m. ET. An encore presentation of the race will air Sunday at Midnight ET on NBCSN.
Highlighting the field for the Fleche Wallone is Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), who will be aiming for his fourth victory – third consecutive – in the event. Valverde will be joined by 2012 Fleche Wallone winner Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), and Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quickstep), who placed second in the event last year.
All three cyclists will also compete in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Valverde is the defending Liege-Bastogne-Liege champion, and has three wins in the event to his name. Alaphilippe and Rodriguez placed second and third, respectively, in the event last year. They will be joined by Dan Martin (Etixx-Quickstep), the 2013 Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner.
Steve Schlanger handles play-by-play for both events on NBCSN, alongside analyst Bob Roll.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value 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, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
FLECHE-WALLONE & LIEGE-BASTOGNE-LIEGE SCHEDULE ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA AND NBCSN
|Wed., April 20||8:25 a.m. ET||Fleche-Wallone||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sat., April 23||12:30 p.m. ET||Fleche-Wallone||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 24||8 a.m. ET||Liege-Bastogne-Liege||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sun., April 25||Midnight ET||Liege-Bastogne-Liege||NBCSN|
|*Mon., April 26||1:30 am ET||Fleche-Wallone||NBCSN|
In addition, leading up NBC and NBCSN’s coverage of the 103rd Tour de France in July, NBC Sports Group will present coverage of the following cycling events:
|Sun., May 15 – Sun., May 22||Amgen Tour of California||NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Sun., May 29||UCI BMX World Championships||Universal HD|
|Sun., June 5 – Sat., June 12||Criterium Du Dauphine||NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Sat. June 11 – Fri., June 24||Tour de Suisse||Universal HD, NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Tues., June 28||Tour of Yorkshire||NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–