FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 19th, 2016
FINAL STAGE OF THE 2016 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA LIVE ON NBC THIS SUNDAY, MAY 22 AT 4 PM ET
NBCSN’s Live Coverage Continues with Stage 5 Tonight at 5 p.m. ET
Coverage Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 19, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s live coverage of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California continues this afternoon at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Stage 5, and culminates with Stage 8 this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.
Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx – Quick-Step), who finished second in last year’s Amgen Tour of California, is the current overall leader. Peter Stetina (Trek–Segafredo) is currently in second place and trails Alaphilippe by 22 seconds, with George Bennett (BMC) in third at 37 seconds behind Alaphilippe.
The Amgen Tour of California covers nearly 800 miles of California’s scenic terrain, continuing today through South Lake Tahoe, and heading to Folsom and Santa Rosa before concluding in Sacramento.
NBC Sports Group will air highlights of the women’s race, which began today in South Lake Tahoe, throughout the remainder of its coverage of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California. NBCSN will present a comprehensive highlight show featuring robust coverage of the women’s race on Friday, May 27, at 1:30 a.m. ET.
Highlighting the women’s field are two-time Olympic time trial gold medalist and two-time world champion Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-RideBiker), Olympian and three-time team time trial world champion Evelyn Stevens (Boels–Dolmans); and UCI rankings leader Emma Johansson (Wiggle-High5).
Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner Christian Vande Velde call the action along with reporter Steve Schlanger. ‘Inside-the-Race’ correspondent Steve Porino reports from aboard a motorcycle on the course, and offers updates on race situations. Jens Voigt, who has three top-10 Tour of California finishes to his name, returns as an analyst and reporter after making his debut at the event last year.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. NBC Sports Live Extra will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to 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 Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2016 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET, SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
|Thurs., May 19||5 – 7 p.m.||5: Lodi to South Lake Tahoe||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 19||12 – 1 a.m.||5: Lodi to South Lake Tahoe (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 20||5 – 7 p.m.||6: Folsom Individual Time Trial (Time Trial)||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 20||12 – 1 a.m.||6: Folsom Individual Time Trial (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 21||5 – 7 p.m.||7: Santa Rosa||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 22||1 – 2 a.m.||7: Santa Rosa (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 22||4 – 6 p.m.||8: Sacramento||NBC|
|Sun., May 22||2 – 3 a.m.||8: Sacramento (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 27||1:30 – 3 a.m.||Women’s Race Recap||NBCSN|
— NBC Sports Group —