NBCSN Presents Daily Tour de France Pre-Race Shows

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.

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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).

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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.

PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

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.

DIGITAL COVERAGE

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

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:

DateTimeStageTV
Sat., Aug. 297 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 298 a.m.Stage 1: Nice Moyen Pays / Nice (LIVE)NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 299 p.m.Stage 1: Nice Moyen Pays / NiceNBCSN
Sat., Aug. 291 a.m.Stage 1: Nice Moyen Pays / NiceNBCSN
Sun., Aug. 307 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 307:30 a.m.Stage 2: Nice Haut Pays / Nice (LIVE)NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 3012:30 p.m.Stage 2: Nice Haut Pays / NiceNBCSN
Sun., Aug. 301 p.m.Stage 2 RecapNBC
Sun., Aug. 30MidnightStage 2: Nice Haut Pays / NiceNBCSN
Mon., Aug. 317 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 317:30 a.m.Stage 3: Nice / Sisteron (LIVE)NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 311 a.m.Stage 3: Nice / SisteronNBCSN
Tues., Sept. 17 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Tues., Sept. 17:30 a.m.Stage 4: Sisteron / Orcieres- Merlette (LIVE)NBCSN
Tues., Sept. 13 p.m.Stage 4: Sisteron / Orcieres- MerletteNBCSN
Tues., Sept. 11 a.m.Stage 4: Sisteron / Orcieres- MerletteNBCSN
Wed., Sept. 27 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Wed., Sept. 27:30 a.m.Stage 5: Gap / Privas (LIVE)NBCSN
Wed., Sept. 24 p.m.Stage 5: Gap / PrivasNBCSN
Wed., Sept. 211:30 p.m.Stage 5: Gap / PrivasNBCSN
Thurs., Sept 36 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Thurs., Sept 36:30 a.m.Stage 6: Le Teil / Mont Aigoual (LIVE)NBCSN
Thurs., Sept 33 p.m.Stage 6: Le Teil / Mont AigoualNBCSN
Thurs., Sept 311:30 p.m.Stage 6: Le Teil / Mont AigoualNBCSN
Fri., Sept. 47 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 47:30 a.m.Stage 7: Millau / Lavaur (LIVE)NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 48 p.m.Stage 7: Millau / LavaurNBCSN
Fri., Sept. 41 a.m.Stage 7: Millau / LavaurNBCSN
Sat., Sept. 58 a.m.Stage 8: Cazeres-sur-Garonne / Loudenvielle (LIVE)NBC
Sat., Sept. 59 p.m.Stage 8: Cazeres-sur-Garonne / LoudenvielleNBCSN
Sat., Sept. 5MidnightStage 8: Cazeres-sur-Garonne / LoudenvielleNBCSN
Sun., Sept. 67 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 67:30 a.m.Stage 9: Pau / Laruns (Live)NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 61 p.m.Stage 9 RecapNBC
Sun., Sept. 612:30 a.m.Stage 9: Pau / LarunsNBCSN
Tues., Sept. 87 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Tues., Sept. 87:30 a.m.Stage 10: Île d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron / Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré (LIVE)NBCSN
Tues., Sept. 83 p.m.Stage 10: Île d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron / Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-RéNBCSN
Tues., Sept. 8MidnightStage 10: Île d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron / Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-RéNBCSN
Wed., Sept. 97 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Wed., Sept. 97:30 a.m.Stage 11: Châtelaillon-Plage / Poitiers (LIVE)NBCSN
Wed., Sept. 93 p.m.Stage 11: Châtelaillon-Plage / PoitiersNBCSN
Wed., Sept. 9MidnightStage 11: Châtelaillon-Plage / PoitiersNBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 106 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 106:30 a.m.Stage 12: Chauvigny / Sarran Corrèze (LIVE)NBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 103 p.m.Stage 12: Chauvigny / Sarran CorrèzeNBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 105 p.m.Stage 12: Chauvigny / Sarran CorrèzeNBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 10MidnightStage 12: Chauvigny / Sarran CorrèzeNBCSN
Fri., Sept. 116 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 116:30 a.m.Stage 13: Châtel-Guyon / Puy Mary Cantal (LIVE)NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 113 p.m.Stage 13: Châtel-Guyon / Puy Mary CantalNBCSN
Sat., Sept. 128 a.m.Stage 14: Clermont Ferrand / Lyon (LIVE)CNBC
Sat., Sept. 12MidnightStage 14: Clermont Ferrand / LyonNBCSN
Sun., Sept. 137 a.m.Stage 15: Lyon / Grand Colombier (LIVE)CNBC
Sun., Sept. 138 p.m.Stage 15: Lyon / Grand ColombierNBCSN
Sun., Sept. 13MidnightStage 15: Lyon / Grand ColombierNBCSN








Tues., Sept. 157 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Tues., Sept. 157:30 a.m.Stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin / Villard-de-Lans (LIVE)NBCSN
Tues., Sept. 153 p.m.Stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin / Villard-de-LansNBCSN
Tues., Sept. 15MidnightStage 16: La Tour-du-Pin / Villard-de-LansNBCSN
Wed., Sept. 166 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Wed., Sept. 166:30 a.m.Stage 17: Grenoble / Méribel Col de la Loze (LIVE)NBCSN
Wed., Sept. 163 p.m.Stage 17: Grenoble / Méribel Col de la LozeNBCSN
Wed., Sept. 16MidnightStage 17: Grenoble / Méribel Col de la LozeNBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 176 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 176:30 a.m.Stage 18: Méribel / La Roche-sur-Foron (LIVE)NBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 173 p.m.Stage 18: Méribel / La Roche-sur-ForonNBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 17MidnightStage 18: Méribel / La Roche-sur-ForonNBCSN
Fri., Sept. 187 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 187:30 a.m.Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse / Champagnole (LIVE)NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 184 p.m.Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse / ChampagnoleNBCSN
Fri., Sept. 1811 p.m.Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse / ChampagnoleNBCSN
Sat., Sept. 196:30 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 197 a.m.Stage 20: Lure / La Planche des Belles Filles (LIVE)NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 194:30 p.m.Stage 20: Lure / La Planche des Belles FillesNBCSN
Sat., Sept. 191:30 a.m.Stage 20: Lure / La Planche des Belles FillesNBCSN
Sun., Sept. 209 a.m.Tour de France Pre-Race Show (LIVE)NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 209:30 a.m.Stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie / Paris Champs-Élysées (LIVE)NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 208 p.m.Stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie / Paris Champs-ÉlyséesNBCSN
Sun., Sept. 20MidnightStage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie / Paris Champs-ÉlyséesNBCSN