WINTER DEW TOUR BEGINS THIS WEEKEND FROM BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO ON NBC & USA
World of Adventure Sports & Ironman Triathlon Round Out NBC Sports’ Weekend Coverage
NEW YORK – December 16, 2009 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Winter Dew Tour from Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colo., the first stop of the Winter Dew Tour’s second season. The three-stop tour features over 100 of the best winter action sports athletes competing for their sport’s only regular season crown – the Winter Dew Cup – and a $1.5 million prize purse. NBC Sports’ live coverage of Snowboard Superpipe airs this Saturday 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET, and Snowboard Slopestyle airs 4-6 p.m. ET this Sunday. USA Network will air late-night coverage of Freestyle Skiing Superpipe Friday at midnight ET/PT and Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle Saturday, at 2 a.m. ET/PT.
The competition features the best athletes in the world of snowboard and freeskiing, including 2008-09 Dew Cup Snowboard Slopestyle Champion, Spencer O’Brien as well as Olympic hopefuls Mason Aguirre, Steve Fisher and Breckenridge-local Zack Black. Freeski icon Simon Dumont and local athletes Colby West and Bobby Brown will also compete.
NBC’s Pat Parnell (play-by-play), Todd Richards (analyst) and Tiffany Simons (reporter) call the action from Breckenridge.
Upcoming Winter Dew Tour Events on NBC Sports:
Wendy’s Invitational, Snowbasin, Ogden, Utah, Jan. 16 (1-3 p.m., ET) & 17 (3-4:30 p.m.ET)
Toyota Championship, Mount Snow, West Dover, Vt., Feb. 6, 2010 (12-3 p.m., ET)
WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS, SATURDAY, 2 PM ET
This year’s running of the SCORE Baja 1000 will air on NBC Sports as part of the World of Adventure Sports series this Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.
With amazing footage spanning from an unprecedented motorcycle rivalry, terrifying crashes, innovative POV and aerial shots and an attempt to continue a Baja legacy, the broadcast is sure to electrify even the most uncompromising of Baja fans.
Pat Parnell provides commentary.
IRONMAN TRIATHLON, SATURDAY, 4:30 PM ET
NBC Sports presents taped coverage of the Emmy Award-winning 2009 Ford Ironman Championship, this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The show highlights 1,800 triathletes from around the world competing for the coveted Ironman title. Coverage will feature Australia’s Craig Alexander and Great Britain’s Chrissie Wellington who will both be defending their 2008 Ironman titles.
The race consists of 2.4-miles of swimming through tough ocean waves and 112-miles of biking, and a 26.2-mile marathon run through challenging lava-covered terrain. Only 100 professional triathletes are competing for the title. The rest are amateurs who are competing to either win their age group or competing just to finish.
The truly compelling and inspirational stories come from the pool of amateurs. Two stories are those of Rudy Tolson-Garcia, a double amputee who’s trying to finish the Ironman and Elizabeth Thompson, who was unable to walk 2-years ago after suffering a stroke.
Al Trautwig provides commentary.