FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2017 CYCLING COVERAGE BEGINS WITH THE SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER THIS SUNDAY, JAN. 15, LIVE AT 3:45 AM ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD
Commercial-Free and Exclusive Digital Coverage Available on NBC Sports Gold Premium App
NBC Sports Gold to Present Live Coverage of all Six Stages of the Race
Encore Coverage Televised on Universal HD
2017 Cycling Schedule Includes 15 Events
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 11, 2017 – NBC Sports Group kicks off its 2017 cycling schedule with live coverage of the Santos Tour Down Under this Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3:45 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. NBC Sports Group’s cycling coverage includes 15 events throughout the year, highlighted by all 21 stages of Grand Tour races Tour de France and Vuelta a España. NBC Sports Gold’s daily live coverage of the Santos Tour Down Under culminates on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 p.m. ET.
Universal HD will televise encore presentations of the Santos Tour Down Under beginning Sunday, Jan. 15, at 9 p.m. ET.
The Santos Tour Down Under visits some of South Australia’s scenic beaches, wine regions and historic country towns before the finale on the streets of Adelaide. Highlighting the field are two-time Paris-Nice winner Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) and 2015 Santos Tour Down Under champion Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) of Australia; Peter Sagan (Bora–Hansgrohe) of Slovakia, who has seven Tour de France stage wins to his name; and Esteban Chaves (Orica–Scott) of Colombia, who won two stages of the 2015 Vuelta a España.
Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen will call the action for 2017 Santos Tour Down Under coverage on NBC Sports Gold and Universal HD.
NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Group’s premium-subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will offer viewers exclusive, live, commercial-free, coverage of the Santos Tour Down Under.
In addition to live video streaming, viewers will have access to full stage video replays and highlights. The NBC Sports Gold app is available on Apple iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.
NBC Sports Gold’s annual cycling package, 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 10 additional races. Customers interested in NBC Sports Gold for the Santos Tour Down Under and the remaining portion of the 2016-17 cycling season (January – June) can visit NBCSportsGold.com now to purchase for a discounted rate of $19.99.
NBC SPORTS APP: The NBC Sports app — 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. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER SCHEDULE (subject to change, all times ET):
|Sun., Jan. 15||3:45 a.m.||Preview Stage: Adelaide (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Jan. 15||9 p.m.||Preview Stage: Adelaide||Universal HD|
|Mon., Jan. 16||9 p.m.||Stage 1: Unley-Lyndoch (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Jan. 17||6:30 p.m.||Stage 1: Unley-Lyndoch||Universal HD|
|Tues., Jan. 17||9 p.m.||Stage 2: Stirling-Paracombe (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Weds., Jan. 18||7 p.m.||Stage 2: Stirling-Paracombe||Universal HD|
|Weds., Jan. 18||9 p.m.||Stage 3: Glenelg-Victor Harbor (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., Jan. 19||3:30 p.m.||Stage 3: Glenelg-Victor Harbor||Universal HD|
|Thurs., Jan. 19||10 p.m.||Stage 4: Norwood-Campbelltown (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., Jan. 20||12:30 p.m.||Stage 4: Norwood-Campbelltown||Universal HD|
|Fri., Jan. 20||7:30 p.m.||Stage 5: McLaren Vale-Willunga Hill (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 21||1 p.m.||Stage 5: McLaren Vale-Willunga Hill||Universal HD|
|Sat., Jan. 21||10 p.m.||Stage 6: Adelaide (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Jan. 22||9 p.m.||Stage 6: Adelaide||Universal HD|
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2017 CYCLING SCHEDULE:
Santos Tour Down Under, January 15 – 22, 2017
Paris-Nice, March 5 – 12, 2017
Paris-Roubaix, April 9, 2017
La Fléche Wallonne, April 19, 2017
Liège-Bastogne- Liège, April 23, 2017
Tour de Yorkshire, April 28 – 30, 2017
Amgen Tour of California, May 14 – 20, 2017
Critérium du Dauphiné, June 4 – 11, 2017
Tour de Suisse, June 10 – 18, 2017
104th Tour de France, July 1 – 23, 2017
Vuelta a España, August 19 – September 10, 2017
Tour of Britain, September 3 – 10, 2017
UCI Mountain Bike World Championship, September 5 – 10, 2017
UCI Road World Championships, September 17–24
Paris-Tours, October 10, 2017
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–