FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
FINAL STAGES OF 2018 VUELTA A ESPAÑA THIS WEEKEND LIVE ON NBC SPORTS GOLD & OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Live Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET with Stage 18 on NBC Sports Gold & Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Event Culminates with Stage 21 This Sunday Live at 1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold & Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
For the First Time, Data Rich Features Available with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” In Addition to Live, Commercial-Free Digital Coverage
Encore Coverage of Final Three Stages on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 12, 2018 – NBC Sports concludes its live coverage of all 21 stages of the 2018 Vuelta a España – the final Grand Tour of the season – this weekend, with coverage continuing tomorrow, Thursday, September 13, with Stage 18 at 10 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and on NBC Sports Gold with a subscription to its “Cycling Pass.”
The event culminates on Sunday, September 16, in Madrid with Stage 21 live at 10:45 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold, and at 1 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBCSN will televise encore presentations of the final three stages, beginning with Stage 19 this Friday, September 14, at 11 p.m. ET.
Simon Philip Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) of the U.K. currently leads the general classification, with 2009 Vuelta winner and Spanish native Alejandro Valverde of Movistar Team 25 seconds behind.
Paul Sherwen calls the action for Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBCSN coverage, joined by analyst Bob Roll. Matthew Keenan will provide play-by-play commentary for 2018 Vuelta a España coverage on NBC Sports Gold, joined by analyst David McKenzie.
In addition, this Sunday at 8 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold will present live coverage of the women’s Madrid Challenge, a one-day race through the streets of Madrid. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air encore coverage of the Madrid Challenge Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.
Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Group’s premium-subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will offer viewers live, commercial-free, streaming of the Vuelta a España.
Similar to its live stream for the 2018 Tour de France, NBC Sports Gold’s presentation of the 2018 Vuelta a España 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 a full list of features.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” for the 2018-19 season gives fans in the U.S. access to premiere cycling races from July 2018 through June 2019. NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” includes live streaming coverage, full event replays, and highlights for all 21 stages of the Vuelta a España, Monument Classics, including Paris–Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, UCI Mountain Bike and Road World Championships, the Amgen Tour of California, and more. The “Cycling Pass” can be purchased for $49.99 starting today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
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 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.
Both the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold are powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S REMAINING 2018 VUELTA A ESPANA SCHEDULE (subject to change, all times ET):
|Thurs., Sept. 13||10 a.m.||Stage 18: Ejea de los Caballeros > Lleida (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., Sept. 14||10 a.m.||Stage 19: Lleida > Andorra. Naturlandia (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., Sept. 14||11 p.m.||Stage 19: Lleida > Andorra. Naturlandia||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 15||8:40 a.m.||Stage 20: Andorra. Escaldes-Engordany > Coll de la Gallina. Santuario de Canolich (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 15||10 a.m.||Stage 20: Andorra. Escaldes-Engordany > Coll de la Gallina. Santuario de Canolich (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., Sept. 15||1 a.m.||Stage 20: Andorra. Escaldes-Engordany > Coll de la Gallina. Santuario de Canolich||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 16||8 a.m.||Madrid Challenge||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Sept. 16||10:45 a.m.||Stage 21: Alcorcón > Madrid (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Sept. 16||1 p.m.||Stage 21: Alcorcón > Madrid (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., Sept. 16||4 p.m.||Madrid Challenge||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Mon., Sept. 17||1 a.m.||Stage 21: Alcorcón > Madrid||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 22||2 a.m.||Madrid Challenge||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–