FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 15th, 2021
NBC SPORTS’ PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE FINAL STAGES OF THE 108TH TOUR DE FRANCE THIS WEEKEND ACROSS NBC, NBCSN & PEACOCK
Defending Champion Tadej Pogacar Currently Sits in First Place
Tour de France on NBCSN Delivers Largest Cable Audience Since 2010
Live Coverage of Final Stage Begins This Sunday at 10 a.m. ET with Tour de France Pre-Race Show on NBCSN & Peacock
Coverage Continues Tomorrow with Stage 19 Beginning at 6:05 a.m. ET on Peacock; Tour de France Pre-Race Show Begins at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Peacock To Stream Live, Commercial-Free Coverage Of Every Stage from Start to Finish and Select Early Morning Stages Exclusively As They Happen
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 15, 2021 – NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 108th Tour de France continues this weekend with the final three stages on NBC, NBCSN and Peacock , culminating with the final stage on Sunday, July 18, live at 10:05 a.m. ET on Peacock and 10:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. The Tour de France Pre-Race Show begins Sunday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Peacock. NBC will provide coverage of Sunday’s final stage at 2 p.m. ET.
Live coverage of Stage 16 begins tomorrow, Friday, July 16 at 6:05 a.m. ET on Peacock. The Tour de France Pre-Race Show starts at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN ahead of NBCSN’s live coverage at 7:30 a.m. ET.
This Saturday’s coverage of Stage 17 begins at 6:55 a.m. ET on Peacock. The Tour de France Pre-Race Show at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Following today’s Stage 18 victory by defending champion Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Team Emirates) of Slovenia, claiming his third stage win of this year’s Tour de France and second in a row, he currently sits in first place with a 5:45 lead over second-place Jonas Vingegaard (Team Jumbo – Visma) of Denmark. Mark Cavendish, who now has 34 career stage victories, tied with Belgian legend Eddy Merckx for the most in Tour de France history, will seek his fifth victory of this year’s race on the flat stages. American Sepp Kuss earned a Stage 15 victory earlier this week, becoming the first American to win a Tour de France stage in 10 years.
Through Tuesday, NBCSN is averaging 404,000 viewers for the Tour de France – ranking as the most-watched TDF on cable through Stage 16 since 2010, and up 11% from last year’s event (364,000 cable viewers in August-September).
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2021 Tour de France features Phil Liggett, universally known as the “voice of cycling,” who will call play-by-play race action. Analyst Bob Roll will join Liggett on the call and Steve Porino serves as the reporter from on-site in France.
Paul Burmeister will host daily pre-race and post-race studio coverage, along with former professional cyclist and analyst Christian Vande Velde and American Grand Tour champion Chris Horner. Former professional cyclist Adam Blythe, who retired in 2019, will serve as a reporter in France.
Peacock will provide live streaming coverage of every stage of the 2021 Tour de France, featuring live, commercial-free, start-to-finish coverage of every stage of the Tour de France, featuring commentary from NBC Sports’ Phil Liggett, as well as the World Feed. Live stream access to La Course by Le Tour begins on Saturday, June 26, beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET. Peacock will also feature full stage replays, highlights, stage recaps and rider interviews. On select days, fans will be able to live stream early morning coverage prior to the start of linear coverage, noted in the chart below.
The Tour de France joins expansive sports programming on Peacock. Upcoming live sports coverage on Peacock includes, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Premier Lacrosse League, INDYCAR, Premiership Rugby, the 2021-22 Premier League season, 2021 Sunday Night Football, and Super Bowl LVI. Peacock Originals available on demand include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; My Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan Burroughs; The Greatest Race; Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More, and In Deep with Ryan Lochte. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.
All coverage of the Tour de France will be available on Peacock Premium. Viewers can sign up at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available across devices, details here. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers.
NBC SPORTS GROUP SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with the Tour de France through NBC Sports Group’s social media platforms throughout the race, including exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, interviews, video clips, up-to-date news reports and stories from around the cycling world through the NBC Sports Cycling Facebook page and @NBCSNCycling on Twitter. In addition, fans can visit NBCSports.com/cycling for a live stream schedule, stage maps, results, routes and more.
NBC SPORTS’ 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE SCHEDULE
(subject to change, all times ET)***All live coverage on NBC and NBCSN is also available on the NBC Sports app:
|Thurs., July 15||3 p.m.||Stage 18: Pau / Luz Ardiden||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 15||8 p.m.||Stage 18: Pau / Luz Ardiden||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 15||Midnight||Stage 18: Pau / Luz Ardiden||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 16||6:05 a.m.||Stage 19: Mourenx / Libourne (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Fri., July 16||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN & Peacock|
|Fri., July 16||7:30 a.m.||Stage 19: Mourenx / Libourne (LIVE)||NBCSN & Peacock|
|Fri., July 16||Noon||Stage 19: Mourenx / Libourne||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 16||8 p.m.||Stage 19: Mourenx / Libourne||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 16||Midnight||Stage 19: Mourenx / Libourne||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 17||6:55 a.m.||Stage 20: Libourne / Saint-Emilion (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Sat., July 17||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN & Peacock|
|Sat., July 17||7:30 a.m.||Stage 20: Libourne / Saint-Emilion (LIVE)||NBCSN & Peacock|
|Sat., July 17||10:30 p.m.||Stage 20: Libourne / Saint-Emilion||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 18||7 a.m.||Stage 20: Libourne / Saint-Emilion||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 18||10 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN & Peacock|
|Sun., July 18||10:05 a.m.||Stage 21: Chatou / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)||Peacock|
|Sun., July 18||10:30 a.m.||Stage 21: Chatou / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)||NBCSN & Peacock|
|Sun., July 18||2 p.m.||Stage 21: Chatou / Paris Champs-Élysées||NBC|
|Sun., July 18||11 p.m.||Stage 21: Chatou / Paris Champs-Élysées||NBCSN|
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