FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S TOUR DE FRANCE “TOUR PASS” – JULY 13
Tour Primetime Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Tour de France Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Coverage and Exclusive Features Available on New NBC Sports Gold Premium Cycling App
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 13, 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 weeknight 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 11 from Carcassonne to Montpellier, and includes an interview with yellow jersey holder Chris Froome (Team Sky). The show will also feature interviews with stage winner Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing), Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), Tinkoff owner Oleg Tinkov, and Team Sky General Manager Dave Brailsford. Sagan won Stage 11 in exciting fashion, launching into a surprise breakaway sprint late in the stage alongside Tinkoff teammate Maciej Bodnar, Froome and Thomas.
Live coverage of the Tour de France continues tomorrow, Thursday, July 14, at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show. Live coverage of Stage 12 from Montpellier to Chalet Reynard will air immediately following at 8 a.m. ET. Thursday’s stage was planned to finish on top of Mont Ventoux, but has been re-routed to Chaley Reynard due to weather.
|Wed., July 13||8 p.m.||Tour Primetime||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 13||Midnight||Stage 11: Carcassonne to Montpellier (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 14||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 14||8 a.m.||Stage 12: Montpellier to Chalet Reynard (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 14||Noon||Stage 12: Montpellier to Chalet Reynard (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 14||2 p.m.||Stage 12: Montpellier to Chalet Reynard (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. Todd Harris hosts 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.
BROKEN SPOKES – BEHIND THE TOUR WITH STEVE SCHLANGER: Throughout the Tour, NBCSports.com will feature digital-exclusive videos entitled Broken Spokes: Behind the Tour with Steve Schlanger. NBC Sports Group veteran reporter Schlanger will take viewers behind-the-scenes to learn what it takes to cover the grueling, 21-stage race, while also highlighting the beauty of the French countryside, the passionate fans, and the knee-deep mountain mud. Click here for the latest Broken Spokes video, in which Voigt details what kind of music used to get him pumped up for a race.
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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