FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
TONIGHT’S TOUR DE FRANCE “TOUR PRIMETIME” FEATURES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH STAGE 11 WINNER MARCEL KITTEL, MACIEJ BODNAR & MORE AT 8 PM ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group’s Tour de France “Tour Pass” – July 12
Live Tour de France Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Live, Commercial-Free Coverage Of Every Stage from Start to Finish – 30+ Bonus Hours of Coverage – and Exclusive Features Available with NBC Sports Gold ‘s “Cycling Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 12, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s more than 280 hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 104th 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 Eymet to Pau, and interviews with stage winner Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) and Quick-Step Floors Sports Director Brian Holm, who discusses Kittel’s fifth stage win of this year’s Tour de France and Dan Martin’s individual chances. The program also features interviews with Stage 11’s Most Aggressive Rider Maciej Bodnar (Bora–Hansgrohe), Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors) and the Tour’s overall leader Chris Froome (Team Sky).
Live coverage of the Tour de France continues tomorrow, Thursday, July 13, at 7 a.m. ET with Stage 12 from Pau to Peyragudes. Live streaming coverage of Stage 12 will begin tomorrow at 4:50 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.
|Wed., July 12||8 p.m.||Stage 11: Eymet – Pau||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 12||Midnight||Stage 11: Eymet – Pau||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 13||4:50 a.m.||Stage 12: Pau – Peyragudes (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., July 13||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 13||7:30 a.m.||Stage 12: Pau – Peyragudes (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 13||Noon||Stage 12: Pau – Peyragudes||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 13||2:30 p.m.||Stage 12: Pau – Peyragudes||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 13||8 p.m.||Stage 12: Pau – Peyragudes||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 13||Midnight||Stage 12: Pau – Peyragudes||NBCSN|
Phil Liggett (play-by-play) and Paul Sherwen (analyst), the voices of cycling, call the race action for NBC Sports Group’s coverage. The 104th Tour de France marks Liggett and Sherwen’s 32nd year calling the race together. Liggett and Sherwen will be joined in France by former professional cyclist and analyst Jens Voigt. Voigt won the Critérium International a record five times, and has two Tour de France stage wins. Paul Burmeister will host daily pre-race and primetime studio coverage, along with former professional cyclist and analyst Christian Vande Velde and analyst Bob Roll. Steve Schlanger and Steve Porino (‘Inside-the-Race’) will 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 Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – will present expanded coverage of the 2017 Tour de France with its 2017-18 “Cycling Pass,” offering every stage from start to finish for the first time ever, including more than 30 hours of exclusive HD bonus coverage, live and commercial-free. NBC Sports Gold’s presentation marks the first time ever that U.S. video coverage of the event begins prior to 6 a.m. ET, as the “Cycling Pass” start times are as early as 4:50 a.m. ET.
The “Cycling Pass,” which gives fans in the U.S. access to more than 25 races from July 2017 through June 2018, can be purchased in advance of the 2017 Tour de France for $39.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
With the “Cycling Pass,” fans will be able to catch every moment from the first pedal to the last.
While streaming live coverage, viewers will also have access to a live GPS tracking map to follow the riders’ progress, an enhanced interactive map for each stage, full stage video replay, highlights, short‐form video clips, and the ability to pause the video.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–