FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
2018 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA PREVIEW SHOW THIS SUNDAY, MAY 6, AT 5:30 PM ET ON NBCSN
Show will be streamed with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” as well as on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Race Coverage Begins with Stage 1 on Sunday, May 13, at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 3, 2018 – NBCSN will kick off coverage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California with a one-hour preview show hosted by Paul Burmeister this Sunday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. ET. The show will also be streamed with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass,” as well as on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC Sports Group will present daily live race coverage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, beginning Sunday, May 13, at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN and culminating with the final stage on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
The Amgen Tour of California covers 645 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines during seven stages from Long Beach to Sacramento. Known for epic sprinter showdowns, three of the sport’s greatest are confirmed to race this year: Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data), Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha Alpecin) and Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), winner of the last three world championships, who also holds the California race record for most stage wins (16). They will be joined by American Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team), who won the race in 2013.
Full programming information will be released next week.
NBC SPORTS GOLD
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 2018 Amgen Tour of California.
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 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and additional races. Fans can visit NBCSportsGold.com now to purchase the Cycling Pass for $29.99 for 2018 Amgen Tour of California and the remaining portion of the 2017-18 cycling season (through June 2018).
The NBC Sports Gold app is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV V4, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast.
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 on NBCSN 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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