FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S TOUR DE FRANCE “TOUR PASS” – JULY 20
Tour Primetime Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Tour de France Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Coverage and Exclusive Features Available on New NBC Sports Gold Premium Cycling App
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 20, 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 17 from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson, as well as an interview with overall Tour leader Chris Froome (Team Sky). Froome further distanced himself from his opponents in Stage 17, extending his lead to two minutes and 27 seconds. The program also features interviews with Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team), Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team), Adam Yates (ORICA–BikeExchange) and Matt White, ORICA-BikeExchange Sport Director.
Live Tour de France coverage continues tomorrow, Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 a.m. ET with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show on NBCSN. Live coverage of Stage 18 from Sallanches to Megève will air immediately following at 8 a.m. ET.
|Wed., July 20||8 p.m.||Tour Primetime||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 21||7:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 21||8 a.m.||Stage 18: Sallanches to Megève (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 21||12:30 p.m.||Stage 18: Sallanches to Megève (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 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.
BROKEN SPOKES – BEHIND THE TOUR WITH STEVE SCHLANGER: Throughout the Tour, NBCSports.com will feature daily, online-only, video features 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 Schlanger speaks with the cycling “Devil,” who makes appearances at the major climbs in the most significant cycling races in the world.
EVER WONDER?: The latest Ever Wonder? video takes a look at why Cyclists wear a different jersey while racing as opposed to one they receive at the podium. Click here to view the video.
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