FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
NBC PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 104TH TOUR DE FRANCE THIS SAT. AT 8 AM ET
NBC Sports Group’s Tour De France “Tour Pass” – July 6
Tour Primetime Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Tour de France Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Live, Commercial-Free Coverage Of Every Stage from Start to Finish – 30+ Bonus Hours of Coverage – and Exclusive Features Available with NBC Sports Gold ‘s “Cycling Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 6, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s more than 280 hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 104th Tour de France continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET with Tour Primetime on NBCSN. Tour Primetime airs each weeknight during the Tour de France and features a look at the day’s most compelling action with new analysis, interviews, and updates.
Tonight’s Tour Primetime will feature coverage of Stage 6 from Vesoul to Troyes, and includes interviews with stage winner Marcel Kittel and Yellow Jersey holder Chris Froome, who is looking to win his third consecutive and fourth career Tour de France. In addition, Trek-Segafredo rider John Degenkolb joins the studio after finishing 10th in Stage 6.
Live coverage of the Tour de France continues tomorrow, Friday, July 7, at 7:30 a.m. ET with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show on NBCSN. Live coverage of Stage 7 from Troyes to Nuits-Saint-Georges will air immediately following at 8 a.m. ET.
Weekend coverage continues this Saturday, July 8, with live coverage of Stage 8 at 8 a.m. ET on NBC. Coverage on Sunday, July 9, begins with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by live coverage of Stage 9 at 7 a.m. ET. NBC will present encore coverage of Stage 9 Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. On Monday, July 10, at 8 a.m. ET, NBCSN will present a “Rest Day” show with a look back at the first nine stages of the Tour.
|Thurs., July 6||8 p.m.||Stage 6: Vesoul – Troyes||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 6||Midnight||Stage 6: Vesoul – Troyes||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 7||6 a.m.||Stage 7: Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., July 7||7:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 7||8 a.m.||Stage 7: Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 7||11:45 a.m.||Stage 7: Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 8||1:30 a.m.||Stage 7: Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 8||6:05 a.m.||Stage 8: Dole – Station des Rousses (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 8||8 a.m.||Stage 8: Dole – Station des Rousses (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., July 9||5:40 a.m.||Stage 9: Nantua – Chambéry (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 9||6:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 9||7 a.m.||Stage 9: Nantua – Chambéry (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 9||Noon||Stage 9: Nantua – Chambéry||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 9||3 p.m.||Stage 9: Nantua – Chambéry||NBC|
|Sun., July 9||9:30 p.m.||Stage 9: Nantua – Chambéry||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 10||8 a.m.||Rest Day Programming||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 10||9:30 a.m.||Rest Day Programming||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 10||8 p.m.||Rest Day Programming||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 10||Midnight||Rest Day Programming||NBCSN|
Phil Liggett (play-by-play) and Paul Sherwen (analyst), the voices of cycling, will call the race action for NBC Sports Group’s coverage. The 104th Tour de France marks Liggett and Sherwen’s 32nd year calling the race together. Liggett and Sherwen will be joined in France by former professional cyclist and analyst Jens Voigt. Voigt won the Critérium International a record five times, and has two Tour de France stage wins. Paul Burmeister will host daily pre-race and primetime studio coverage, along with former professional cyclist and analyst Christian Vande Velde and analyst Bob Roll. Steve Schlanger and Steve Porino (‘Inside-the-Race’) will serve as reporters.
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Tour de France coverage, click here.
In addition to live linear coverage of the Tour de France, NBC Sports Group will once again provide extensive digital coverage of all 21 stages of the race.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – will present expanded coverage of the 2017 Tour de France with its 2017-18 “Cycling Pass,” offering every stage from start to finish for the first time ever, including more than 30 hours of exclusive HD bonus coverage, live and commercial-free. NBC Sports Gold’s presentation marks the first time ever that U.S. video coverage of the event begins prior to 6 a.m. ET, as the “Cycling Pass” start times are as early as 4:50 a.m. ET.
The “Cycling Pass,” which gives fans in the U.S. access to more than 25 races from July 2017 through June 2018, can be purchased in advance of the 2017 Tour de France for $39.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
With the “Cycling Pass,” fans will be able to catch every moment from the first pedal to the last.
While streaming live coverage, viewers will also have access to a live GPS tracking map to follow the riders’ progress, an enhanced interactive map for each stage, full stage video replay, highlights, short‐form video clips, and the ability to pause the video.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–