FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS COVERAGE OF THE CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE AS PART OF EXPANDED 2016 CYCLING SCHEDULE
Daily Live Coverage of Criterium du Dauphine Begins This Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra
NBCSN Hosts Encore Coverage This Sunday at 11:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 2, 2016 – NBC Sports Group continues its robust coverage of the 2016 cycling season with daily live coverage of the Criterium du Dauphine, beginning with the Prologue this Sunday, June 5, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra. NBCSN presents daily encore presentations throughout the race, beginning this Sunday at 11:30 p.m. ET. Coverage of the week-long race culminates Monday, June 13, at 7:35 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra.
The rigorous Criterium du Dauphine course begins with a mountain Prologue time trial in Les Gets, and features three additional mountain summit finishes over the course of the eight stages of the race. Two-time Criterium de Dauphine champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) returns to the race this year, and looks to defend his title against Alberto Contador (Tinkoff), who has never finished outside the top ten in his five times competing in the race. Froome and Contador will be joined by Richie Porte (BMC), who finished runner-up in 2013.
Steve Schlanger handles play-by-play for the Criterium du Dauphine, alongside analyst Christain Vande Velde.
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. NBC Sports Live Extra is powered by Playmaker Media. 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.
CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE SCHEDULE ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA AND NBCSN:
|Sun., June 5||7:30 a.m.||Prologue: Circuit in Les Gets||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sun., June 5||11:30 p.m.||Prologue: Circuit in Les Gets||NBCSN|
|Mon., June 6||9:50 a.m.||Stage 1: Cluses to Saint-Vulbas||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Tues., June 7||2 a.m.||Stage 1: Cluses to Saint-Vulbas||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 7||9:50 a.m.||Stage 2: Crêches-sur-Saône to Chalmazel – Jeansagnière||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Weds., June 8||2 a.m.||Stage 2: Crêches-sur-Saône to Chalmazel – Jeansagnière||NBCSN|
|Weds., June 8||9:50 a.m.||Stage 3: Boën-sur-Lignon to Tournon-sur-Rhône||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Thurs., June 9||2 a.m.||Stage 3: Boën-sur-Lignon to Tournon-sur-Rhône||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 9||9:50 a.m.||Stage 4: Tain-l’Hermitage to Belley||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Fri., June 10||2 a.m.||Stage 4: Tain-l’Hermitage to Belley||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 10||9:50 a.m.||Stage 5: La Ravoire to Vaujany||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sat., June 11||2 a.m.||Stage 5: La Ravoire to Vaujany||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 11||10:20 a.m.||Stage 6: La Rochette to Méribel||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sun., June 12||2 a.m.||Stage 6: La Rochette to Méribel||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 12||7:35 a.m.||Stage 7: Le Pont-de-Claix to Superdévoluy||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Mon., June 13||1:30 a.m.||Stage 7: Le Pont-de-Claix to Superdévoluy||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–