FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 7th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S TOUR DE FRANCE “TOUR PASS” – JULY 7
Tour Primetime Tonight at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Tour de France Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 7, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s more than 250 hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 103rd Tour de France continues tonight at 11 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 6 from Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban, and includes interviews with stage winner Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), and his teammates Mark Renshaw and Bernie Eisel. The show will also feature interviews with yellow jersey holder Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing), Lotto Soudal General Manager Mark Sargeant, and Tinkoff Owner/President Oleg Tinkoff.
Live coverage of the Tour de France continues tomorrow, Friday, July 9, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show. Coverage of Stage 7 from L’Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle will air immediately following at 8 a.m. ET.
|Thurs., July 7||11 p.m.||Tour Primetime||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 8||7:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 8||8 a.m.||Stage 7: L’Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle (LIVE)||NBCSN|
In their 31st year working together, Phil Liggett (play-by-play) and Paul Sherwen (analyst) call all live racing for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Tour de France. Liggett and Sherwen are joined in France by analysts and former professional cyclists 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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