FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 26th, 2018
NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 105th TOUR DE FRANCE, CONCLUDES THIS WEEKEND ON NBC AND NBCSN
Tonight’s Tour De France “Tour Primetime” Features Interviews with Yellow Jersey Holder Geraint Thomas and Green Jersey Holder Peter Sagan at 8 pm ET on NBCSN
Final Three Stages of the Tour Live on NBCSN: Stage 19 Tomorrow at 7:30 am ET, Stage 20 Saturday at 7:30 am ET Before Finishing on Champs-Élysées Sunday at 9:30 am ET
NBC Presents Encore Coverage of Stage 20 Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
Live, Commercial-Free Coverage Of Final Stages from Start to Finish and Exclusive Features Available with NBC Sports Gold ‘s “Cycling Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 26, 2018 – NBC Sports concludes its record 365+ hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 105th Tour de France, across NBC, NBCSN, and the NBC Sports Gold app this weekend. NBCSN presents live coverage of the three remaining stages, with Stage 19 tomorrow, Friday, July 27, at 7:30 am ET, and Stage 20 on Saturday, July 28, at 7:30 am ET before finishing on Paris’ Champs-Élysées Sunday, July 29, at 9:30 am ET. In addition, NBC will present encore coverage of Stage 20 Saturday at 5 p.m. ET. NBCSN’s coverage continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Tour Primetime.
Geraint Thomas holds a 1:59 lead for the yellow jersey over second-place Tom Dumoulin, and three-time defending champion Chris Froome in third. The final stages will consist of a mountain stage on Friday, a time trial on Saturday, and Sunday’s finale in Paris.
Tonight’s Tour Primetime will include interview with Thomas and green jersey holder Peter Sagan, who was injured in a crash yesterday. The show will also feature a complete recap of Stage 18, and an edition of “Ask Bobke,” where analyst Bob Roll will explain the benefits of riders lunging at the line, and whether or not multiple yellow jerseys are created each day in case there is a new leader. In addition, Roll and analyst Christian Vande Velde will preview tomorrow’s Stage 19.
NBC Sports Group’s 2018 Tour de France Schedule this weekend (subject to change, all times ET)***All live coverage on NBC and NBCSN is also available on NBC Sports Gold and the NBC Sports app:
|Thurs., July 26||8 p.m.||Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 27||5:50 a.m.||Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., July 27||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 27||7:30 a.m.||Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 27||12:30 p.m.||Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 27||2:30 p.m.||Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 27||8 p.m.||Stage 19: Lourdes / Laruns||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 28||5:50 a.m.||Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 28||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 28||7:30 a.m.||Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 28||5 p.m.||Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette||NBC|
|Sat., July 28||8 p.m.||Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 29||6:30 a.m.||Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 29||9:30 a.m.||Stage 21: Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 29||10 a.m.||Stage 21: Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 29||9 p.m.||Stage 21: Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 10||2 a.m.||Tour de France a la Voile||NBCSN|
Phil Liggett (play-by-play) and Paul Sherwen (analyst), the voices of cycling, call the race action for NBC Sports’ coverage. The 105th Tour de France marks Liggett and Sherwen’s 33rd 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, post-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.
In addition to live TV coverage of the Tour de France, NBC Sports Digital will once again provide extensive digital coverage of all 21 stages of the race. Coverage on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – features live, commercial-free, start-to-finish coverage of every stage of the Tour de France, and includes two ways to watch — an ad-free World Feed with nearly 20 bonus hours of coverage, or the NBC Sports telecast feed featuring commentators Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
NBC Sports Gold’s live stream of the 2018 Tour de France also includes access to a live GPS tracking map to follow the riders’ progress, an enhanced interactive map for each stage, the ability to pause the video, full stage video replay, highlights, and short‐form video clips, and more.
Click here for more information and the full Tour de France schedule.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–