FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 8th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S TOUR DE FRANCE “TOUR PASS” – JULY 8
Live Tour de France Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 8 a.m. ET on NBC
Live Coverage and Exclusive Features Available on New NBC Sports Gold Premium Cycling App
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 8, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s more than 250 hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 103rd Tour de France continues tomorrow, Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. ET on NBC, with Stage 8 from Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon.
Race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) has held onto the yellow jersey since capturing it in Stage 5, while Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) has three stage wins (Stage 1, Stage 3, Stage 6).
Through Stage 5, NBCSN’s coverage of the 103rd Tour de France has reached more than 3 million viewers, up 13% vs. 2015 (2.7 million).
Weekend coverage continues Sunday, July 10, at 6 a.m. ET with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show on NBCSN. Live coverage of Stage 9 from Vielha Val d’Aran to Arcalis will air immediately following at 6:30 a.m. ET. In addition, a recap of Stage 9 will air Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. On Monday, July 11, at 8 a.m. ET, NBCSN will present a “Rest Day” show with a look back at the first nine stages of the 103rd Tour.
|Sat., July 9||8 a.m.||Stage 8: Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., July 10||6 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 10||6:30 a.m.||Stage 9: Vielha Val d’Aran to Arcalis (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 10||5 p.m.||Stage 9: Vielha Val d’Aran to Arcalis (Encore)||NBC|
|Sun., July 10||8 p.m.||Stage 9: Vielha Val d’Aran to Arcalis (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 10||Midnight||Stage 9: Vielha Val d’Aran to Arcalis (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 11||8 a.m.||Rest Day||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 11||11 a.m.||Rest Day (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 11||8 p.m.||Rest Day (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 11||Midnight||Rest Day (Encore)||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” 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 available.
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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