FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “TOUR PASS” – JULY 6
Tour Primetime Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Tour de France Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 6, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s more than 250 hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 103rd Tour de France continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET with Tour Primetime on NBCSN. Tour Primetime airs each week night during the Tour de France and features a look at the day’s most compelling action with new analysis, interviews, and updates.
Tonight’s Tour Primetime will feature coverage of Stage 5 from Limoges to Le Lioran, and includes an interview with Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) who captured the yellow jersey today for the first time in his career. The show will also feature interviews with cyclists Chris Froome (Team Sky), Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing), Richie Porte (BMC Racing), and Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), as well as Team BMC General Manager Jim Ochowicz.
Live coverage of the Tour de France continues tomorrow, Thursday, July 8, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show. Live coverage of Stage 6 from Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban will air immediately following at 8 a.m. ET.
|Wed., July 6||8 p.m.||Tour Primetime||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 6||Midnight||Stage 5: Limoges to Le Lioran (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 7||7:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 7||8 a.m.||Stage 6: Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban (LIVE)||NBCSN|
In their 31st year together, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen call all live racing for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Tour de France. Liggett and Sherwen are joined in France by former professional cyclists and analysts Christian Vande Velde and Jens Voigt. Paul Burmeister hosts daily pre-race and primetime studio coverage, along with analyst Bob Roll. Steve Schlanger, Jenna Corrado and Steve Porino (‘Inside-the-Race’) serve as reporters.
The “Tour Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a daily overview of Tour de France coverage, plus information and highlights. It will be published weekdays during the Tour to preview the nightly Tour Primetime show on NBCSN. On Fridays, a weekend edition of the “Tour Pass” will be posted.
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Tour de France coverage, click here.
In addition to live linear coverage of the Tour de France, NBC Sports Group will once again provide extensive digital coverage of all 21 stages of the race.
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Group’s new premium-subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs, will offer viewers live, commercial-free, coverage of every stage of the 2016 Tour de France. Featuring live coverage of all 21 stages of the Grand Tour races Tour de France and Vuelta a España, Monument Classics including Paris–Roubaix and Liége-Bastogne-Liége, and more than 10 additional races, NBC Sports Gold’s cycling package is available for purchase for $29.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
EVER WONDER?: In the latest Ever Wonder? video, Voigt shows what kind of foods and liquids cyclists eat in the middle of stages during the Tour de France. Click here to view the video.
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