FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
NBC SPORTS GROUP CONTINUES DAILY LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2018 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA THROUGH FINAL STAGE THIS SAT., MAY 19, AT 3 PM ET ON NBC
Live Race Coverage Continues with Stage 5 Today at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Coverage Available with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 17, 2018 – NBC Sports Group continues daily live coverage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California throughout the week, culminating with the final stage on Saturday, May 19 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.
American Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) currently leads the general classification after four stages, with Egan Bernal (Team Sky) trailing by 23 seconds. Notable competitors also include 30-time Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data), Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha Alpecin) and Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), winner of the last three world championships, who also holds the California race record for most stage wins (16).
NBC Sports Group will air highlights of the women’s race throughout its coverage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, and will present a comprehensive recap show of the women’s race on Wednesday, May 23, at 1 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Highlighting the women’s field are a pair of Americans, 2016 Giro d’Italia Femminile winner Megan Guarnier (Boels–Dolmans), who won this race in 2016, and Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare), who finished second in California last year, missing the overall title by one second.
Phil Liggett calls the action on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold joined by analysts Paul Sherwen and 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner Christian Vande Velde. NBCSN’s coverage will also feature analyst and reporter Jens Voigt, who has three top-10 Amgen Tour of California finishes, reporter Bob Roll, and ‘Inside-the-Race’ correspondent Steve Porino, who will report from aboard a motorcycle on the course, and offer updates on race situations.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2018 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET, SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
|Thurs., May 17||4:30 p.m.||Stage 5: Stockton to Elk Grove (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., May 18||2 a.m.||Stage 5: Stockton to Elk Grove (encore)||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 18||5 p.m.||Stage 6: Folsom to South Lake Tahoe (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., May 19||2 a.m.||Stage 6: Folsom to South Lake Tahoe (encore)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 19||3 p.m.||Stage 7: Sacramento (LIVE)||NBC, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., May 19||10:30 p.m.||Stage 7: Sacramento (encore)||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 23||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 — offers viewers live, on-demand, and commercial-free streaming of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California.
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 2018 Amgen Tour of California 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.
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