FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
LA FLÈCHE WALLONNE & LIÈGE–BASTOGNE–LIÈGE LIVE ON NBC SPORTS GOLD THIS WEEK AS NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2018 CYCLING COVERAGE CONTINUES
La Flèche Wallonne Live Tomorrow at 8 a.m. ET & Liège–Bastogne–Liège Live This Sunday at 8:05 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass”
Exclusive, Commercial-Free Digital Coverage Available on NBC Sports Gold
NBCSN to Present Encore Coverage of Both Events
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 17, 2018 – NBC Sports Group continues its 2018 cycling schedule with exclusive live, commercial-free coverage of La Flèche Wallonne tomorrow, Wednesday, April 18, at 8 a.m. ET, and Liège–Bastogne–Liège this Sunday, April 22, at 8:05 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass.” NBCSN will present encore coverage of both races, with La Flèche Wallonne this Thursday, April 19, at 1:30 a.m. ET, and Liège–Bastogne–Liège Sunday at 11 p.m. ET.
Reigning champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has won a record five editions of La Flèche Wallonne, four since 2014, and will be looking for his sixth career title this week. He faces competition from Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors), who has finished on the podium twice at La Flèche Wallonne, and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors), the 2015 runner-up. 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.
Anthony McCrossan will call La Flèche Wallonne, and Paul Sherwen will call Liège–Bastogne–Liège for NBC Sports Gold. Steve Schlanger calls both races on NBCSN, joined by analyst Christian Vandevelde for La Flèche Wallonne, and Bob Roll for Liège–Bastogne–Liège.
NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Group’s premium-subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — offers viewers live, on-demand, and commercial-free streaming of the races.
NBC Sports Gold’s annual cycling package, features live coverage of all 21 stages of the Grand Tour races Tour de France and Vuelta a España, Monument Classics including Paris-Roubaix and Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and additional races. Fans can visit NBCSportsGold.com now to purchase the Cycling Pass for $29.99 for La Flèche Wallonne, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the remaining portion of the 2017-18 cycling season (through June 2018).
The NBC Sports Gold app is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV V4, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast.
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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