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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF CLOSELY CONTESTED TOUR DE FRANCE CONCLUDES THIS WEEK & WEEKEND ACROSS NBC SPORTS
Three Riders Within Two Minutes of Leader as Champs-Élysées Comes into Focus
Tonight’s Tour De France “Tour Primetime” Features Interviews with Current Yellow Jersey Holder Julian Alaphilippe and 2012 Tour de France Winner Sir Bradley Wiggins at 8 pm ET on NBCSN
NBCSN Presents the Final Five Stages of the Tour Live on NBCSN This Week, Continuing with Stage 17 Tomorrow, Wed., July 24 at 6 a.m. ET
Viewership for Live Tour de France Coverage Best Since 2015 and UP 11% from 2018
Live, Commercial-Free Coverage Of Final Stages from Start to Finish and Exclusive Features Available with NBC Sports Gold ‘s “Cycling Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 23, 2019 – NBC Sports concludes its presentation of more than 350 hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 106th Tour de France, across NBC, NBCSN, and the NBC Sports Gold app this week and weekend. NBCSN’s coverage continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Tour Primetime.
NBCSN presents live coverage of the five remaining stages this week, beginning with Stage 17 tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24 at 6 a.m. ET and continuing with Stage 18 Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 a.m. ET. Live coverage of Stage 19 begins Friday, July 26, at 7:30 am ET, and continues with Stage 20 on Saturday, July 27, at 8 am ET. Live coverage of the Tour de France concludes on Sunday, July 28 on Paris’ Champs-Élysées at Noon ET on NBCSN and 2 p.m. ET on NBC.
Live Tour de France coverage on NBCSN is averaging 307,000 viewers through Sunday’s Stage 15 – the highest since 2015, and UP 11% from last year at this point in the competition (276,000).
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) will wear the yellow jersey for a 12th day on Wednesday, the most by a Frenchman in a single Tour de France since 1985. Three riders are within two minutes of Alaphilippe after Stage 16, including defending Tour winner Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos). In addition, Peter Sagan (Bora–Hansgrohe) is potentially five stages away from claiming his Tour de France-record seventh green jersey, and he currently holds an 85-point lead in that race.
Tonight’s Tour Primetime will re-visit Geraint Thomas’ crash earlier today and feature an interview with Egan Bernal (Team Ineos), Thomas’ teammate, who will share updates on Thomas’ condition. NBC Sports will also take a closer look at Jakob Fuglsang’s (Astana Pro Team) crash and explore what his abandonment means for his teammates. Alaphilippe will also join the show to discuss today’s race and preview the final week ahead. In addition, tonight’s Tour Primetime will feature 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, who discusses what Team Ineos needs to do to come back and win the race.
Live coverage of the Tour de France continues tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24 at 6 a.m. on NBCSN with Stage 17 from Pont du Gard to Gap and continues Thursday, July 25 at 5 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold and at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Stage 18 Embrun to Valloire.
On Friday, July 26, at 7:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents Stage 19 from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes. Live streaming coverage of Stage 19 will begin at 7:35 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. On Saturday, July 27, NBCSN presents live coverage of Stage 20 from Albertville to Val Thorens at 8 a.m. ET, with live streaming beginning at 7:25 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.
NBC Sports’ live coverage of the Tour de France concludes on Sunday, July 28 across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold. Live coverage of Stage 21 from Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Élysées begins at 11:55 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold and Noon ET on NBCSN. NBC presents live coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
Phil Liggett, universally known as the “voice of cycling,” will call play-by-play race action for NBC Sports’ coverage alongside analyst Bob Roll. Liggett and Roll will be joined in France by former professional cyclist and analyst Jens Voigt. Voigt won the Critérium International a record five times and had two Tour de France stage wins. Paul Burmeister will host daily pre-race, post-race and primetime studio coverage, along with former professional cyclist and analyst Christian Vande Velde and American Grand Tour champion Chris Horner, who will be making his Tour de France debut with NBC Sports. Steve Schlanger and Steve Porino (‘Inside-the-Race’) will serve as reporters.
In addition to live TV coverage of the Tour de France, NBC Sports Digital will provide extensive digital coverage of all 21 stages of the race.
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – features live, commercial-free, start-to-finish coverage of every stage of the Tour de France, and includes two ways to watch — an ad-free World Feed with nearly 20 bonus hours of coverage, or the NBC Sports telecast feed featuring commentators Phil Liggett and Bob Roll.
NBC Sports Gold’s live stream of the 2019 Tour de France also includes access to a live GPS tracking map to follow the riders’ progress, an enhanced interactive map for each stage, the ability to pause the video, full stage video replay, highlights, short‐form video clips, and more.
NBC Sports Group’s 2019 Tour de France Schedule this weekend (subject to change, all times ET)***All live coverage on NBC and NBCSN is also available on NBC Sports Gold and the NBC Sports app:
|Tues., July 23||8 p.m.||Tour Primetime – Stage 16: Nîmes / Nîmes||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 24||6 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 24||6:15 a.m.||Stage 17: Pont du Gard / Gap (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., July 24||6:30 a.m.||Stage 17: Pont du Gard / Gap (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 24||2 p.m.||Stage 17: Pont du Gard / Gap||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 24||8 p.m.||Tour Primetime: Stage 17: Pont du Gard / Gap||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 25||5 a.m.||Stage 18: Embrun / Valloire (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., July 25||6:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 25||7 a.m.||Stage 18: Embrun / Valloire (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 25||2 p.m.||Stage 18: Embrun / Valloire||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 25||8 p.m.||Tour Primetime – Stage 18: Embrun / Valloire||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 26||7:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 26||7:35 a.m.||Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne / Tignes (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., July 26||8 a.m.||Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne / Tignes (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 26||2 p.m.||Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne / Tignes||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 26||9 p.m.||Tour Primetime – Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne / Tignes||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 27||7:25 a.m.||Stage 20: Albertville / Val Thorens (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 27||8 a.m.||Stage 20: Albertville / Val Thorens (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., July 28||10 a.m.||Stage 20: Albertville / Val Thorens||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 28||11:55 a.m.||Stage 21: Rambouillet / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 28||12 p.m.||Tour de France Pre-Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 28||12:30||Stage 21: Rambouillet / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 28||2 p.m.||Stage 21: Rambouillet / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., July 28||11:30 p.m.||Tour Primetime – Stage 21: Rambouillet / Paris Champs-Élysées||NBCSN|
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