FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 16th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS THE 2020 SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER BEGINNING SUNDAY, JAN. 19, HIGHLIGHTED BY DAILY LIVE COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS GOLD
25% Of All Proceeds from NBC Sports Gold ‘Cycling Pass’ Sales from Yesterday Through Sunday, Jan. 26, to Benefit Australia Wildfire Relief
Exclusive Commercial-Free Coverage Available with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 16, 2020 – With wildfire relief efforts continuing in Australia and the cycling season beginning there this week, 25 percent of all proceeds from NBC Sports Gold “Cycling Pass” will be donated to The Australian Red Cross and WIRES, based on sales beginning yesterday and extending through the end of the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under on Sunday, Jan. 26.
The 2020 Santos Tour Down Under, which is held in Australia and raises the curtain on the 2020 World Tour cycling season, begins on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 3 a.m. ET with live and commercial-free coverage of the Schwalbe Classic, exclusively on NBC Sports Gold with a subscription to its “Cycling Pass.” NBC Sports Gold will present daily live coverage of the event, culminating Sunday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. ET.
NBCSN will present daily highlight shows of each stage at 2 a.m. ET, except for stage 5, which will air at 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 25. A full event highlight show will air on NBCSN on Friday, Jan. 31, at 2 a.m. ET.
Phil Liggett calls the action, joined by by former professional cyclists and analysts Jens Voigt and Robbie McEwen.
Six past winners of the race will participate in this year’s edition: two-time defending champion Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott); 2017 winner Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo); 2015 winner Rohan Dennis (Team Ineos); 2011 winner Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton-Scott); 2010 and 2008 winner Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal); and 2005 winner Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Astana Pro Team).
Following is NBC Sports Gold’s live Santos Tour Down Under schedule (times ET, subject to change):
|Sun., Jan. 19||3 a.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Schwalbe Classic|
|Mon., Jan. 20||9 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 1|
|Tues., Jan 21||9 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 2|
|Weds., Jan 22||9 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3|
|Thurs., Jan. 23||9 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4|
|Fri., Jan. 24||9 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 5|
|Sat., Jan. 25||7 p.m.||Santos Tour Down Under Stage 6|
NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” for the 2019-20 season streams coverage live and on-demand, to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TV devices. The “Cycling Pass” can be purchased now for $34.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
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About NBC Sports Gold
NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers 18 individual sports “passes” – twelve domestic (PGA TOUR LIVE, Premier League, Premier League Match Day, INDYCAR, Cycling, Track & Field, Premier Lacrosse League, Speed Skating, Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Supercross, and Snow, consisting of seven Olympic winter sports); two regional (Blazers and Philly); one combination (Supercross and Pro Motocross), two domestic and international (Figure Skating and Pro Motocross); and one international-only (Notre Dame Football). Find NBC Sports Gold in the NBC Sports app available in the U.S. on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and NBCSportsGold.com, and also on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.
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