FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS DAILY LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA MAY 14-20
Race Coverage Begins with Stage 1 this Sunday Live at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Coverage Culminates with the Final Stage on May 20 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
Live Coverage Available with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 9, 2017 – NBC Sports Group will present daily live coverage of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, beginning this Sunday, May 14, at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and culminating with the final stage on Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. In addition, daily live coverage of the race will be streamed with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass,” as well as on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Top contenders in the race include 2015 Amgen Tour of California winner Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) of Slovakia, 2016 team time trial world champion Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) of Germany, as well as Americans Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing Team) and Andrew Talansky (Cannondale Pro Cycling). Also competing are 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) of Norway, and 2012 Amgen Tour of California winner Robert Gesink (LottoNL–Jumbo) of the Netherlands.
NBC Sports Group will air highlights of the women’s race throughout its coverage of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, and will present a comprehensive recap show of the women’s race on Friday, May 26, at 1 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Highlighting the women’s field are a pair of Americans, 2016 Amgen Tour of California winner and reigning national champion Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans), and 2016 Olympic silver medalist and junior world champion Chloe Dygert (Sho-Air Twenty20), as well as 2016 Olympic gold medalist Anna van der Breggen (Boels–Dolmans) of the Netherlands.
The Amgen Tour of California covers 575 miles of California’s scenic terrain, with this year’s course beginning in Sacramento, and weaving through Modesto, San Jose, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, and Mountain High before concluding in Pasadena.
Phil Liggett calls the action joined by analysts Paul Sherwen and 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner Christian Vande Velde, analyst and reporter Jens Voigt, who has three top-10 Amgen Tour of California finishes, and reporter Steve Schlanger. ‘Inside-the-Race’ correspondent Steve Porino will report from aboard a motorcycle on the course, and offer updates on race situations.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET, SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
|Sun., May 14||3:30 p.m.||Stage 1: Sacramento (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 15||2 a.m.||Stage 1: Sacramento (encore)||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 15||5:30 p.m.||Stage 2: Modesto to San Jose (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 15||Midnight||Stage 2: Modesto to San Jose (encore)||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 16||5 p.m.||Stage 3: Pismo Beach to Morro Bay (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 16||Midnight||Stage 3: Pismo Beach to Morro Bay (encore)||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 17||5 p.m.||Stage 4: Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 17||Midnight||Stage 4: Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita (encore)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 18||5 p.m.||Stage 5: Ontario to Mt. Baldy (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 18||Midnight||Stage 5: Ontario to Mt. Baldy (encore)||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 19||5 p.m.||Stage 6: Big Bear Lake (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 19||Midnight||Stage 6: Big Bear Lake (encore)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 20||3 p.m.||Stage 7: Mountain High to Pasadena (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat., May 20||Midnight||Stage 7: Mountain High to Pasadena (encore)||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 26||1 a.m.||Women’s Race Recap||NBCSN|
NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Group’s premium-subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will offer viewers live, commercial-free, streaming of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California.
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 the Amgen Tour of California, and the remaining portion of the 2016-17 cycling season (May-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”:
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 —