FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “TOUR PASS” – JULY 2
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 2, 2013 – “Tour Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick, daily overview of Tour de France coverage, plus information and highlights. It will be published weekdays to preview the nightly Tour Primetime show. On Fridays, a weekend edition will be posted.
Coverage of the 100th Tour de France will be presented on NBC and NBC Sports Network. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Tour de France coverage, click here.
|8 p.m.-11 p.m.
|Tour Primetime – Stage 4: Nice to Nice
|Wed., July 3
|6 a.m.-8 a.m.
|Stage 4 Encore: Nice to Nice
|8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
|Stage 5: Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille (LIVE)
|8 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
|Tour Primetime – Stage 5
Coverage continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET with Tour Primetime, NBC Sports Network’s nightly studio show. Tonight’s Tour Primetime will feature:
- An exclusive reaction of Team Orica staff in the team car, including Matt White, Neil Stephens and Laurenzo Lapage, as they found out their bus was stuck at the finish in Stage 1
- A profile on 36-year old Garmin rider David Millar’s comeback
Tomorrow’s live coverage begins on NBC Sports Network’s at 8 a.m. ET with Stage 5. Coverage will be preceded by an encore presentation of Stage 4 at 6 a.m. ET. Tour Primetime will air at 8 p.m. ET and provide analysis of Stage 5.
COMMENTATORS: Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, the voices of cycling, will call the race action for the live shows with reporters Steve Schlanger and Carolyn Manno. Todd Harris will host nightly studio coverage with analysts Bob Roll and Scott Moninger.
For the first time, NBC Sports Group’s coverage will feature reporting from the road via ‘Inside-the-Race’ correspondent Steve Porino, who will report and offer updates on race situations from an unprecedented point of view aboard a motorcycle on the race course. ‘Inside-the-Race’ is an innovation from NBC Sports Group to bring fans closer to the action. This unique perspective debuted with NBC’s ‘Inside-the-Glass’ reporter on its NHL telecasts in 2006 and was followed by its ‘Between-the-Benches’ soccer coverage.
TOUR PRIMETIME ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
Tour Primetime will air nightly at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network throughout the Tour. The show will take a look at the day’s stage with comprehensive analysis, insights and the most compelling storylines. Highlighting Tour Primetime will be a full replay of the day’s exciting race action complemented by fresh, post-race interviews with riders, telestrator analysis, and strategy segments.
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