FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF THE 104TH TOUR DE FRANCE CULMINATES THIS WEEKEND ON NBC & NBCSN
TONIGHT’S TOUR DE FRANCE “TOUR PRIMETIME” FEATURES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH CHRIS FROOME, DAN MARTIN, JOHN DEGENKOLB AND MORE AT 8 PM ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group’s Tour de France “Tour Pass” – July 18
Live Tour de France Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 6 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 18, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s more than 280 hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 104th Tour de France culminates this weekend with the final stages on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold.
Coverage 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 16 from Le Puy-en-Velay to Romans-sur-Isère, and interviews with Stage 16 winner Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) and his Team Director Luke Roberts, John Degenkolb (Trek–Segafredo), Dan Martin and Jack Bauer from Team Quick-Step Floors, and yellow jersey holder Chris Froome (Team Sky). In addition, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg from Team Dimension Data joins the team in studio.
Five stages remain in this year’s Tour de France, with live coverage culminating this Sunday, July 23 with Stage Stage 21: Montgeron to Paris Champs-Élysées live at 10:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold.
|Tues., July 18||8 p.m.||Stage 16: Le Puy-en-Velay – Romans-sur-Isère||NBCSN|
|Tues., July 18||Midnight||Stage 16: Le Puy-en-Velay – Romans-sur-Isère||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 19||6 a.m.||Stage 17: La Mure – Serre-Chevalier (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., July 19||2 p.m.||Stage 17: La Mure – Serre-Chevalier||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 19||8 p.m.||Stage 17: La Mure – Serre-Chevalier||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 19||Midnight||Stage 17: La Mure – Serre-Chevalier||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 20||6:40 a.m.||Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., July 20||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 20||7:30 a.m.||Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 20||Noon||Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 20||2 p.m.||Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 20||8 p.m.||Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 20||Midnight||Stage 18: Briançon – Izoard||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 21||6:10 a.m.||Stage 19: Embrun – Salon-de-Provence (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., July 21||7:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 21||8 a.m.||Stage 19: Embrun – Salon-de-Provence (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 21||Noon||Stage 19: Embrun – Salon-de-Provence||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 21||8 p.m.||Stage 19: Embrun – Salon-de-Provence||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 21||Midnight||Stage 19: Embrun – Salon-de-Provence||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 22||7:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 22||7:40 a.m.||Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 22||8 a.m.||Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 22||3 p.m.||Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille||NBC|
|Sat., July 22||8 p.m.||Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 23||7 a.m.||Stage 20: Marseille – Marseille||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 23||10 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 23||10:30 a.m.||Stage 21: Montgeron – Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 23||8 p.m.||Stage 21: Montgeron – Paris Champs-Élysées||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–