Show Features In-Depth Look at 2018 Race, Route and Cyclists
NBC Sports’ Live Tour de France Coverage Begins Saturday, July 7 on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 25, 2018 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 105th Tour de France begins with the Tour de France Preview Show, hosted by Paul Burmeister, tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Featuring an in-depth look at the 2018 race, the program includes interviews with past stage winners, an overview of the 2018 race route, and profiles of competing cyclists. In addition, the special will look back at historical moments from the more than 100 years of the event.
NBC Sports will present a record 365+ hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 105th Tour de France, across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports Gold and NBC Sports apps. Daily live coverage of the Tour de France, including all 21 stages, begins Saturday, July 7, at 5 a.m. ET with Stage 1 on NBCSN. Linear coverage continues each week night with the Tour Primetime show featuring a look at the day’s most compelling action with news analysis, interviews, and updates. Coverage culminates with the final stage on Sunday, July 29, at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
In addition to live linear coverage of the Tour de France on NBC and NBCSN, NBC Sports will once again provide extensive digital coverage of all 21 stages of the race. NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – will present live, commercial-free, start-to-finish coverage of every stage of the Tour de France with its 2018-19 “Cycling Pass.” The pass 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 Paul Sherwen. While streaming live coverage, viewers will also have 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, and short-form video clips, and more.
The “Cycling Pass,” which gives fans in the U.S. access to premiere cycling races from July 2018 through June 2019, can be purchased in advance of the 2018 Tour de France for $49.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
More information on NBC Sports Group’s extensive coverage of the 105th Tour de France, including a full programming schedule, will be released soon.
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