FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 12th, 2018
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, JAN. 14, AT 3:45 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD
Exclusive Commercial-Free Coverage Available with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 12, 2018 – NBC Sports Group’s cycling coverage continues with the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under, beginning this Sunday, January 14, with the People’s Choice Classic at 3:45 a.m. ET live and commercial-free, exclusively on NBC Sports Gold with a subscription to its “Cycling Pass.” NBC Sports Gold will present daily live coverage of the event, culminating Saturday, January 20, at 10 p.m. ET.
The Santos Tour Down Under, held in Australia, raises the curtain on the 2018 World Tour cycling season. Four past winners of the race will participate in this year’s edition: defending champion Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team); 2012, 2014, and 2016 winner Simon Gerrans (BMC Racing Team); 2015 winner Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team); and 2008 and 2010 winner Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal). The field also features three-time world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), who will be challenged in the sprints by Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott), who has six Santos Tour Down Under stage wins.
Following is NBC Sports Gold’s live Santos Tour Down Under schedule (times ET, subject to change):
|Sun., Jan. 14||3:45 a.m.||Santos Tour Down Under People’s Choice Classic|
|Mon., Jan. 15||9 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 1|
|Tues., Jan 16||9:30 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 2|
|Weds., Jan 17||9:30 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3|
|Thurs., Jan. 18||9:30 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4|
|Fri., Jan. 19||7:40 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 5|
|Sat., Jan. 20||10 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 6|
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Group’s premium-subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — offers viewers live, on-demand, and commercial-free streaming of the race.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” for the 2017-18 season gives fans in the U.S. access to more than 25 races from July 2017 through June 2018. NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” includes live streaming coverage, full event replays, and highlights for Monument Classics including Paris–Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and more. The “Cycling Pass” can be purchased for $29.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
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