FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS DAILY LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2018 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA MAY 13-19
Race Coverage Begins with Stage 1 this Sunday Live at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Coverage Culminates with the Final Stage on May 19 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
Live Coverage Available with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 9, 2018 – NBC Sports Group will present daily live coverage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, beginning this Sunday, May 13, at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN and culminating with the final stage on Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. In addition, daily live coverage of the race will be streamed with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass,” as well as on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
The Amgen Tour of California covers 645 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines during seven stages from Long Beach to Sacramento. Known for dramatic sprinting showdowns, three of the sport’s greatest are confirmed to race this year: 30-time Tour de France stage winner 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.
NBC Sports Group will air highlights of the women’s race throughout its coverage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, and will present a comprehensive recap show of the women’s race on Wednesday, May 23, at 1 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Highlighting the women’s field are a pair of Americans, 2016 Giro d’Italia Femminile winner Megan Guarnier (Boels–Dolmans), who won this race in 2016, and Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare), who finished second in California last year, missing the overall title by one second.
Phil Liggett calls the action on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold joined by analysts Paul Sherwen and 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner Christian Vande Velde. NBCSN’s coverage will also feature analyst and reporter Jens Voigt, who has three top-10 Amgen Tour of California finishes, reporter Bob Roll, and ‘Inside-the-Race’ correspondent Steve Porino, who will report from aboard a motorcycle on the course, and offer updates on race situations.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2018 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET, SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
|Sun., May 13||4 p.m.||Stage 1: Long Beach (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., May 13||Midnight||Stage 1: Long Beach (encore)||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 14||4 p.m.||Stage 2: Ventura to Gibraltar Road (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Mon., May 14||Midnight||Stage 2: Ventura to Gibraltar Road (encore)||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 15||4:30 p.m.||Stage 3: King City to Laguna Seca Recreation Area (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., May 15||Midnight||Stage 3: King City to Laguna Seca Recreation Area (encore)||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 16||4:30 p.m.||Stage 4: San Jose to Morgan Hill (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., May 17||2 a.m.||Stage 4: San Jose to Morgan Hill (encore)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 17||4:30 p.m.||Stage 5: Stockton to Elk Grove (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., May 18||2 a.m.||Stage 5: Stockton to Elk Grove (encore)||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 18||5 p.m.||Stage 6: Folsom to South Lake Tahoe (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., May 19||2 a.m.||Stage 6: Folsom to South Lake Tahoe (encore)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 19||3 p.m.||Stage 7: Sacramento (LIVE)||NBC, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., May 19||10:30 p.m.||Stage 7: Sacramento (encore)||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 23||1 a.m.||Women’s Race Recap||NBCSN|
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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