FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
LA FLÈCHE WALLONNE & LIÈGE–BASTOGNE–LIÈGE LIVE ON NBC SPORTS GOLD THIS WEEK AS NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2017 CYCLING COVERAGE CONTINUES
La Flèche Wallonne Live Tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. ET & Liège–Bastogne–Liège Live This Sunday at 8:10 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass”
Exclusive, Commercial-Free Digital Coverage Available on NBC Sports Gold Premium App
NBCSN to Present Encore Coverage of Both Events Back-to-Back Sunday at Midnight ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 18, 2017 – NBC Sports Group continues its 2017 cycling schedule with live coverage of La Flèche Wallonne tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, at 8:15 a.m. ET, and live coverage of the Liège–Bastogne–Liège this Sunday, April 23, at 8:10 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass.” NBCSN will present encore coverage of both races back-to-back beginning this Sunday at midnight ET with La Flèche Wallonne.
Spain’s Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has won the last three editions of La Flèche Wallonne, and will be looking for his fifth career title this week. He faces competition from Daniel Martin of Ireland (Quick-Step Floors), who has finished on the podium twice at La Flèche Wallonne, Sky teammates Sergio Henao of Colombia and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland, and Switzerland’s Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott), who has six career top 10 finishes in the race. Set in Belgium’s Wallonia region, La Flèche Wallonne begins in Binche, moves east toward the hills, and finishes atop the Mur de Huy.
Valverde and Martin will also headline the Liège-Bastogne-Liège in Belgium just four days later, the final Monument Classic of the season.
Steve Schlanger calls both races on NBCSN, joined by analyst Bob Roll.
NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Group’s premium-subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will offer viewers exclusive, live, commercial-free, streaming of the 2017 La Flèche Wallonne and Liège–Bastogne–Liège.
In addition to live video streaming, viewers will have access to full stage video replays and highlights. The NBC Sports Gold app is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV V4, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.
NBC Sports Gold’s annual “Cycling Pass” features live coverage of all 21 stages of the Grand Tour races Tour de France and Vuelta a España, Monument Classics including the Paris-Robaix, and many additional races. Fans can visit NBCSportsGold.com now to purchase the “Cycling Pass” at a discounted rate of $19.99 for La Flèche Wallonne, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and the remaining portion of the 2016-17 cycling season (April-June).
NBC SPORTS APP: The NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBCSN via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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REMAINDER OF NBC SPORTS GOLD’S 2016-17 “CYCLING PASS”:
La Fléche Wallonne, April 19, 2017
Liège-Bastogne- Liège, April 23, 2017
Amgen Tour of California, May 14 – 20, 2017
Critérium du Dauphiné, June 4 – 11, 2017
Tour de Suisse, June 10 – 18, 2017
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–