FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS DAILY COVERAGE OF THE TOUR DE SUISSE BEGINNING THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 11, AT 9:50 AM ET ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
Universal HD Hosts Encore Coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 9, 2016 – NBC Sports Group presents daily live coverage of the Tour de Suisse, beginning with the Prologue in Baar, this Saturday, June 11, at 9:50 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra, with encore coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Universal HD. Coverage culminates Sunday, June 19, at 9:50 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra with the final stage. Encore coverage of the final stage Sunday at Noon ET on NBCSN.
The course for the 2016 Tour de Suisse weaves through mountains of Graubünden in Switzerland, including finishes in Leventina, Eastern Switzerland and on Rettenbach glacier in Sölden. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) of Slovakia, who has 11 Tour de Suisse stage wins to his name, headlines the event along with 2008 Olympic gold medalist Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) of Switzerland, and last year’s runner-up Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) of Great Britain. Americans competing in the race include two-time USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner Tejay van Garderen (BMC), and 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné winner Andrew Talanksy (Cannondale Pro Cycling).
Veteran NBC Sports Group cycling announcer Paul Sherwen will call the Tour de Suisse. He will be joined by analyst and former professional cyclist Bob Roll.
CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE
In addition, NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Criterium du Dauphine continues this week, culminating Sunday, June 12, at 7:35 a.m. ET with the final stage on NBC Sports Live Extra (full schedule below). Steve Schlanger handles play-by-play for the Criterium du Dauphine, alongside analyst Christain Vande Velde.
NBC Sports Live Extra – 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. NBC Sports Live Extra is powered by Playmaker Media. 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.
TOUR DE SUISSE SCHEDULE ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA, UNIVERSAL HD AND NBCSN:
|Sat., June 11||9:50 a.m.||Prologue: Baar||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sat., June 11||3 p.m.||Prologue: Baar||Universal HD|
|Sun., June 12||9:50 a.m.||Stage 1: Circuit in Baar||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sun., June 12||3 p.m.||Stage 1: Circuit in Baar||Universal HD|
|Mon., June 13||9:50 a.m.||Stage 2: Grosswangen to Rheinfelden||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Mon., June 13||3 p.m.||Stage 2: Grosswangen to Rheinfelden||Universal HD|
|Tues., June 14||9:50 a.m.||Stage 3: Rheinfelden to Champagne||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Tues., June 14||3 p.m.||Stage 3: Rheinfelden to Champagne||Universal HD|
|Wed., June 15||9:50 a.m.||Stage 4: Brig-Glis to Carì||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Wed., June 15||3 p.m.||Stage 4: Brig-Glis to Carì||Universal HD|
|Thurs., June 16||9:50 a.m.||Stage 5: Weesen to Amden||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Thurs., June 16||3 p.m.||Stage 5: Weesen to Amden||Universal HD|
|Fri., June 17||9:50 a.m.||Stage 6: Arbon to Sölden||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Fri., June 17||3 p.m.||Stage 6: Arbon to Sölden||Universal HD|
|Sat., June 18||9:50 a.m.||Stage 7: Time Trial in Davos||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sat., June 18||3 p.m.||Stage 7: Time Trial in Davos||Universal HD|
|Sun., June 19||9:50 a.m.||Stage 8: Circuit in Davos||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sun., June 19||Noon||Stage 8: Circuit in Davos||NBCSN|
CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE SCHEDULE ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA AND NBCSN:
|*Fri., June 10||2 a.m.||Stage 4: Tain-l’Hermitage to Belley||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 10||9:50 a.m.||Stage 5: La Ravoire to Vaujany||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sat., June 11||2 a.m.||Stage 5: La Ravoire to Vaujany||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 11||10:20 a.m.||Stage 6: La Rochette to Méribel||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Sun., June 12||2 a.m.||Stage 6: La Rochette to Méribel||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 12||7:35 a.m.||Stage 7: Le Pont-de-Claix to Superdévoluy||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|*Mon., June 13||1:30 a.m.||Stage 7: Le Pont-de-Claix to Superdévoluy||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–