FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
NBC SPORTS GOLD PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF 2016 TOUR OF BRITAIN, BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, AT 6 AM ET
Commercial-Free and Exclusive Digital Coverage Available on NBC Sports Gold Premium Cycling App
NBC Sports Gold Presents Live Coverage of all Eight Stages of the Tour of Britain
Nightly Encore Coverage of Each Stage Televised on Universal HD
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 1, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016 cycling season continues as NBC Sports Gold begins exclusive live coverage of the 2016 Tour of Britain this Sunday, September 4, at 6 a.m. ET, with Stage 1 from Glasgow to Castle Douglas. NBC Sports Gold’s live coverage of the eight-stage race continues daily, culminating on Sunday, September 11.
Universal HD will televise nightly encore presentations of each stage of the race, beginning Sunday at 9 p.m. ET with Stage 1.
Defending Tour of Britain champion Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) is expected to return, facing competition from Bradley Wiggins (Wiggins) and Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), both of whom earned Olympic medals for Team Great Britain in Rio. They will be joined by Rio Olympic time trial silver medalist Tom Dumoulin (Giant Alpecin) of the Netherlands. This year’s route features a start in the center of Glasgow, with stops in the Lake District, Wales, Bristol and Bath, before the finale in the center of London, with the iconic circuit finishing on Regent Street St James.
Hugh Porter (play-by-play) and Brian Smith (analyst) will commentary for 2016 Tour of Britain coverage on NBC Sports Gold. Paul Sherwen calls the action for Universal HD coverage, and will be joined by analyst Bob Roll.
NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Group’s premium-subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs, offers viewers exclusive, live, commercial-free, coverage of every stage of the 2016 Tour of Britain.
In addition to live video streaming, viewers have access to full stage video replays, highlights, and details of every stage. A Tour of Britain Twitter stream features tweets from top race officials, riders, analysts, and fans.
NBC Sports Gold’s annual cycling package (June – May), features live coverage of all 21 stages of the Grand Tour races Tour de France and Vuelta a España, Monument Classics including Paris–Roubaix and Liége-Bastogne-Liége, and more than 10 additional races. Customers interested in purchasing NBC Sports Gold for the Tour of Britain and the remaining portion of the 2016 cycling season (September – May) can visit NBCSportsGold.com now for a prorated rate of $19.99.
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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2016 TOUR OF BRITAIN SCHEDULE (subject to change, all times ET):
|Sun., Sept. 4||6 a.m.||Stage 1: Glasgow to Castle Douglas||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Sept. 4||9 p.m.||Stage 1: Glasgow to Castle Douglas (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Mon., Sept. 5||6 a.m.||Stage 2: Carlisle to Kendal||NBC Sports Gold|
|Mon., Sept. 5||9 p.m.||Stage 2: Carlisle to Kendal (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Tues., Sept. 6||6 a.m.||Stage 3: Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Sept. 6||9 p.m.||Stage 3: Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Wed., Sept. 7||6 a.m.||Stage 4: Denbigh to Builth Wells||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Sept. 7||9 p.m.||Stage 4: Denbigh to Builth Wells (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Thurs., Sept. 8||6 a.m.||Stage 5: Aberdare to Bath||NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., Sept. 8||9 p.m.||Stage 5: Aberdare to Bath (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Fri., Sept. 9||6 a.m.||Stage 6: Sidmouth to Haytor, Dartmoor||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., Sept. 9||9 p.m.||Stage 6: Sidmouth to Haytor, Dartmoor (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Sat., Sept. 10||6 a.m.||Stage 7: Bristol||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 10||9 p.m.||Stage 7: Bristol (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Sun., Sept. 11||6 a.m.||Stage 8: London||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Sept. 11||9 p.m.||Stage 8: London (Encore)||Universal HD|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–