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Thursday, June 15th, 2023
PHIL LIGGETT LEADS COMMENTATORS FOR NBC SPORTS AND PEACOCK COVERAGE OF 110TH TOUR DE FRANCE, BEGINNING SATURDAY, JULY 1
Liggett (Play-by-Play) and Bob Roll (Analyst) Call the Tour de France On-Site with Reporters Steve Porino and Christian Vande Velde
Paul Burmeister Hosts Daily Live Studio Coverage Alongside Analysts Sam Bewley and Brent Bookwalter, Making Debuts as NBC Sports Cycling Analysts
Peacock to Stream Live Start-to-Finish Coverage of Every Stage
Live Coverage of All 21 Stages of Tour de France July 1-23 Across Peacock, NBC, and USA Network
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 15, 2023 – NBC Sports and Peacock today announced the commentating team for the 110th Tour de France, beginning Saturday, July 1, across Peacock, NBC, and USA Network.
NBC Sports’ cycling play-by-play caller Phil Liggett, universally known as the ‘voice of cycling,’ will cover his 51st Tour de France alongside analyst Bob Roll. Liggett and Roll will be on-site at each stage along with reporters Steve Porino and former professional cyclist Christian Vande Velde.
Paul Burmeister will host daily pre-race and post-race studio coverage alongside Sam Bewley and Brent Bookwalter, who make their NBC Sports debuts as cycling analysts.
Bewley, a native of Rotorua, New Zealand, retired from professional cycling at the end of 2022 after a 14-year career highlighted by nine Grand Tour starts. Bewley participated in the 2020 Tour de France as part of Orica–GreenEDGE and won bronze medals with the New Zealand men’s pursuit team at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. He currently hosts a cycling podcast, ‘The Social Distance Podcast,’ with George Bennett and Dan Jones, and is a team director for the Israel – Premier Tech cycling team.
Bookwalter, a Michigan native, had a 16-year professional cycling career which included 10 years with BMC Racing Team (2008-18) and three years with Mitchelton-Scott (2019-21). He raced in the 2016 Rio Olympics, participated in four Tour de France races – was part of Cadel Evans’ winning 2011 team – and earned podium finishes at numerous stage races.
NBC Sports and Peacock will present full live coverage of the 110th Tour de France July 1-23, 2023. The full coverage schedule for the 2023 Tour de France will be announced soon.
In February, NBC Sports, Peacock and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) announced a six-year extension for exclusive U.S. media rights for the Tour de France. Comcast/NBC Sports has served as the U.S. home of the Tour de France since 2001.
Beginning with the 111th Tour de France in June 2024, Peacock will become the exclusive home of the Tour de France in the United States through 2029 with live start-to-finish coverage of every stage. Select stages will also simulcast live on NBC throughout the three-week event. Daily coverage on Peacock will include NBC Sports-produced pre- and post-race studio shows, full-stage replays, highlights, stage recaps, rider interviews, and more.
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