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Friday, July 22nd, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF THE 103RD TOUR DE FRANCE CULMINATES THIS WEEKEND ON NBCSN
Tour Primetime Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Tour de France Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Final Stage Live This Sunday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Coverage and Exclusive Features Available on New NBC Sports Gold Premium Cycling App
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 22, 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. Tonight’s Tour Primetime features a look at the most compelling action of Stage 19, from Albertville to Saint-Gervais, with new analysis, interviews, and updates.
Despite crashing during a mountain descent in wet conditions in Stage 19, Chris Froome (Team Sky) was able to extend his overall lead in the Tour de France to four minutes and 11 seconds. Following the crash, Froome was forced to borrow teammate Geraint Thomas‘ bike in order to finish the stage. With just two stages remaining, Froome is looking for his third career Tour de France victory. Froome’s challengers include Stage 19 winner Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale), and Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), who sits in 3rd place overall.
NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the final stages of the 103rd Tour de France this weekend, beginning tomorrow, Saturday, July 23 with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show on NBCSN. Live coverage of the penultimate stage of the Tour, Stage 20 from Megève to Morzine, will air at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN. In addition, NBC will present a recap show of Stage 20 on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group’s live coverage of the 103rd Tour de France culminates this Sunday, July 24, at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show, immediately followed by Stage 21 from Chantilly to Paris. NBC will present a recap show of Stage 21 on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
|Fri., July 22||8 p.m.||Tour Primetime||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 23||6:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 23||7 a.m.||Stage 20: Megève to Morzine (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 23||2 p.m.||Stage 20 Recap||NBC|
|Sat., July 23||Midnight||Stage 20: Megève to Morzine (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 24||10 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 24||10:30 a.m.||Stage 21: Chantilly to Paris (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 24||2 p.m.||Stage 21 Recap||NBC|
|Sun., July 24||8 p.m.||Tour Primetime||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 24||Midnight||Stage 21: Chantilly to Paris (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.
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 how time gaps are calculated at the Tour de France. Click here to view the video.
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