Live Coverage of All 21 Stages of Tour de France Across NBC, NBCSN and CNBC
NBCSN Presents Daily Tour de France Pre-Race Shows
Live, Commercial-Free Coverage Of Every Stage from Start to Finish and Exclusive Features Available with NBC Sports Gold ‘s “Cycling Pass”
Production Elements Include Exclusive Interactive Stage Maps, GPS Race Tracking & More
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 24, 2020 – NBC Sports will present three weeks of wall-to-wall live and encore coverage of the 107th Tour de France, across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” and Peacock Premium. Daily live coverage of the Tour de France, featuring all 21 stages, begins this Saturday, August 29, at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show, followed by Stage 1 at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold, and Peacock Premium.
Coverage continues throughout each day of the 21-stage event, beginning on weekdays with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show, followed by live race coverage. Coverage culminates with the final stage on Sunday, September 20, live at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold, and Peacock Premium.
The 2020 Tour de France will cover a total distance of 2,165 miles, beginning in Nice, France, and finishing 23 days later in Paris. The 2020 race, which was originally scheduled to begin June 27 before being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will travel across a total of six regions within France without crossing any borders.
Expected frontrunners in this year’s field include defending champion Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) of Colombia, last year’s Vuelta a España winner Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick Step), who wore the yellow jersey for the majority of last year’s Tour, and 25-year old American Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), who is making his Tour de France debut this year. Sprinters expected to compete include Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), Elia Viviani (Cofidis), and Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick-Step).
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2020 Tour de France features Phil Liggett, universally known as the “voice of cycling,” who will call play-by-play race action from Sky Sports’ studios in the U.K. Analyst Bob Roll will remotely join Liggett on the call from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
Also in Stamford, 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, who made his Tour de France TV debut with NBC Sports last year. Former professional cyclist Adam Blythe, who retired in 2019, will serve as a reporter from on-site in France.
NBC Sports Group will integrate several features into its coverage of this year’s Tour de France:
- NBC Sports will provide live coverage from cameras mounted on several competitors’ bicycles;
- Blythe will have a camera focused on him as he reports to offer real-time updates on race situations, while traveling aboard a motorcycle on the course;
- Real-time data of course gradients;
- 3-D animated maps that track where the riders are in real-time on the route.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage will include real-time speeds of both the leaders and the peloton, and additional maps that show more detailed versions of the finishes and each mountain climb.
NBC and NBCSN will also utilize several production enhancements, including a pointer feature to easily identify and focus on one rider in the peloton, and exclusive profiles on teams and riders.
In addition to live TV coverage of the Tour de France, NBC Sports Digital will once again provide extensive digital coverage of all 21 stages of the race.
Peacock Premium, available for $4.99 per month, will provide live streaming coverage of every stage of the 2020 Tour de France. Additional live sports coming to Peacock soon include coverage of La Vuelta, Premier League, golf’s U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open, an NFL Wild Card Playoff Game, and select events from the upcoming Tokyo and Beijing Olympics. Today, Peacock launched NBC Sports on Peacock, a new, exclusive free channel featuring live daytime sports talk programming. Fans can also watch on demand replays of events like Triple Crown horse races, daily highlights from NBC Sports, and hundreds of hours of sports series, documentaries and films such as Tiger Woods: Chasing History; 1968; I Am Ali; Dream Team; Being Evel; Feherty; Willie; and Peacock Originals Lost Speedways and In Deep with Ryan Lochte.
NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product – features live, commercial-free, start-to-finish coverage of every stage of the Tour de France, including nearly 20 bonus hours of coverage.
This year’s Tour de France coverage includes exclusive access to interactive stage maps, rider profiles, full stage results, and more.
Before the Tour:
- Stage-by-stage descriptions and previews, featuring historical stage and technical information, as well as travelogue vignettes
- Breakdown of top contenders
- On-demand access to all installments of NBCSN’s “The Ultimate Tour” series, showcasing 25 of the best stages and races from the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix, and Amgen Tour of California dating back to 2008
- Live stream of La Course by Le Tour on Saturday, August 29, beginning at 4 a.m. ET
During the Tour:
- Live streaming video
- More than 30 hours of exclusive bonus HD video coverage
- Full stage video replays including highlights, stage recaps, and rider interviews
- Route and stage previews, course and stage maps, elevation profiles, and stage descriptions
- GPS race tracking presented in three ways: a list of rider groups on the road, a live profile of the stage, and a live map of the stage
- Live stage results and detailed standings
- Rider profiles by country and team
- News feed for each stage providing minute-by-minute updates from the race, and real- time commentary feeds from media covering the Tour
The platform will host the data in easy-to-use organized tabs, including “Feed” for news, “Track” for GPS, “Standings” for rider standings in every jersey category, “Teams” for comprehensive team and rider information, and “More” for additional data about the Tour and NBC Sports Gold’s coverage.
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 Cox Contour, Contour Stream Player, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex. 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.
NBC Sports Gold’s 2020-21 “Cycling Pass,” which provides fans in the U.S. with access to premier cycling races through May 2021, can be purchased in advance of the 2020 Tour de France for $54.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. The direct-to-consumer pass streams coverage live and on-demand, to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TV devices. For more information, click here.
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 https://www.nbcsports.com/tour-de-france for a live stream schedule, stage maps, results, routes and more.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2020 TOUR DE FRANCE SCHEDULE (subject to change, all times ET)***All live coverage on NBC and NBCSN is also available on NBC Sports Gold and the NBC Sports app:
|Sat., Aug. 29||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 29||8 a.m.||Stage 1: Nice Moyen Pays / Nice (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 29||9 p.m.||Stage 1: Nice Moyen Pays / Nice||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 29||1 a.m.||Stage 1: Nice Moyen Pays / Nice||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 30||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 30||7:30 a.m.||Stage 2: Nice Haut Pays / Nice (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 30||12:30 p.m.||Stage 2: Nice Haut Pays / Nice||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 30||1 p.m.||Stage 2 Recap||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 30||Midnight||Stage 2: Nice Haut Pays / Nice||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 31||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 31||7:30 a.m.||Stage 3: Nice / Sisteron (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 31||1 a.m.||Stage 3: Nice / Sisteron||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 1||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 1||7:30 a.m.||Stage 4: Sisteron / Orcieres- Merlette (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 1||3 p.m.||Stage 4: Sisteron / Orcieres- Merlette||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 1||1 a.m.||Stage 4: Sisteron / Orcieres- Merlette||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 2||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 2||7:30 a.m.||Stage 5: Gap / Privas (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 2||4 p.m.||Stage 5: Gap / Privas||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 2||11:30 p.m.||Stage 5: Gap / Privas||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept 3||6 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept 3||6:30 a.m.||Stage 6: Le Teil / Mont Aigoual (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept 3||3 p.m.||Stage 6: Le Teil / Mont Aigoual||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept 3||11:30 p.m.||Stage 6: Le Teil / Mont Aigoual||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 4||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 4||7:30 a.m.||Stage 7: Millau / Lavaur (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 4||8 p.m.||Stage 7: Millau / Lavaur||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 4||1 a.m.||Stage 7: Millau / Lavaur||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 5||8 a.m.||Stage 8: Cazeres-sur-Garonne / Loudenvielle (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat., Sept. 5||9 p.m.||Stage 8: Cazeres-sur-Garonne / Loudenvielle||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 5||Midnight||Stage 8: Cazeres-sur-Garonne / Loudenvielle||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 6||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 6||7:30 a.m.||Stage 9: Pau / Laruns (Live)||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 6||1 p.m.||Stage 9 Recap||NBC|
|Sun., Sept. 6||12:30 a.m.||Stage 9: Pau / Laruns||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 8||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 8||7:30 a.m.||Stage 10: Île d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron / Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 8||3 p.m.||Stage 10: Île d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron / Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 8||Midnight||Stage 10: Île d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron / Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 9||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 9||7:30 a.m.||Stage 11: Châtelaillon-Plage / Poitiers (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 9||3 p.m.||Stage 11: Châtelaillon-Plage / Poitiers||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 9||Midnight||Stage 11: Châtelaillon-Plage / Poitiers||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept. 10||6 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept. 10||6:30 a.m.||Stage 12: Chauvigny / Sarran Corrèze (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept. 10||3 p.m.||Stage 12: Chauvigny / Sarran Corrèze||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept. 10||5 p.m.||Stage 12: Chauvigny / Sarran Corrèze||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept. 10||Midnight||Stage 12: Chauvigny / Sarran Corrèze||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 11||6 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 11||6:30 a.m.||Stage 13: Châtel-Guyon / Puy Mary Cantal (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 11||3 p.m.||Stage 13: Châtel-Guyon / Puy Mary Cantal||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 12||8 a.m.||Stage 14: Clermont Ferrand / Lyon (LIVE)||CNBC|
|Sat., Sept. 12||Midnight||Stage 14: Clermont Ferrand / Lyon||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 13||7 a.m.||Stage 15: Lyon / Grand Colombier (LIVE)||CNBC|
|Sun., Sept. 13||8 p.m.||Stage 15: Lyon / Grand Colombier||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 13||Midnight||Stage 15: Lyon / Grand Colombier||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 15||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 15||7:30 a.m.||Stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin / Villard-de-Lans (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 15||3 p.m.||Stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin / Villard-de-Lans||NBCSN|
|Tues., Sept. 15||Midnight||Stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin / Villard-de-Lans||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 16||6 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 16||6:30 a.m.||Stage 17: Grenoble / Méribel Col de la Loze (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 16||3 p.m.||Stage 17: Grenoble / Méribel Col de la Loze||NBCSN|
|Wed., Sept. 16||Midnight||Stage 17: Grenoble / Méribel Col de la Loze||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept. 17||6 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept. 17||6:30 a.m.||Stage 18: Méribel / La Roche-sur-Foron (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept. 17||3 p.m.||Stage 18: Méribel / La Roche-sur-Foron||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Sept. 17||Midnight||Stage 18: Méribel / La Roche-sur-Foron||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 18||7 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 18||7:30 a.m.||Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse / Champagnole (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 18||4 p.m.||Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse / Champagnole||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 18||11 p.m.||Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse / Champagnole||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||6:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||7 a.m.||Stage 20: Lure / La Planche des Belles Filles (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||4:30 p.m.||Stage 20: Lure / La Planche des Belles Filles||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||1:30 a.m.||Stage 20: Lure / La Planche des Belles Filles||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 20||9 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 20||9:30 a.m.||Stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 20||8 p.m.||Stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie / Paris Champs-Élysées||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 20||Midnight||Stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie / Paris Champs-Élysées||NBCSN|
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richard j boucher says
Why Jens Voigt is no longer with the NBC team in regards to TDF ? I miss his reporting and commentaries. He’s knowledgeable, comical and charismatic. Miss his expertise.
Sarah Jean Close says
Why doesn’t coverage include something about the team sponsors? I have watched the tour pretty much since coverage has been available and known what is the business is of less than a third of the sponsoring companies. I don’t want hours of this–just maybe an hour sprinkled throughout the tour. We live in a global economy and I visit Europe frequently so they may be relevant to me. Perhaps it would encourage more companies to invest in cycling as advertising and to improve the overall health of their worker community.
Also, really missing Jensy. :*(