FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “TOUR PASS” – JULY 17
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 17, 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.
|Wed., July 17||8 p.m.-11 p.m.||Tour Primetime – Stage 17: Embrun to Chorges||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 18||6 a.m.-11:30 a.m.||Stage 18: Gap to Alpe-d’Huez (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 18||8 p.m.-11 p.m.||Stage 18: Gap to Alpe-d’Huez||NBCSN|
Coverage continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET with Tour Primetime, NBC Sports Network’s nightly studio show. Tonight’s Tour Primetime will feature:
- The last individual time trial as contenders try to take time out of Chris Froome’s big lead
- Andrew Hood of VeloNews joins the set to discuss how the media covers the modern Tour de France, and if it has been fair to Froome in light of all the suspicion that surrounds cyclists
- A look back at Greg LeMond’s epic final stage victory over Laurent FIgnon in 1989
Tomorrow’s NBC Sports Network coverage begins at 6 a.m. ET from Gap to Alp-d’Huez and continues at 8 p.m. ET with Tour Primetime.
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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