NBC SPORTS ‘PHIL LIGGETT PREPARES TO COVER THE 50TH CAREER TOUR DE FRANCE AS LIVE COVERAGE STARTS FRIDAY JULY 1 ON PEACOCK AND USA NETWORK

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NBC SPORTS ‘PHIL LIGGETT PREPARES TO COVER THE 50TH CAREER TOUR DE FRANCE AS LIVE COVERAGE STARTS FRIDAY JULY 1 ON PEACOCK AND USA NETWORK

“I caught Tour fever in 1973 and it has lasted 50 years so far.” – Liggett on coverage of 50 Tour de France races over the course of his career

Live coverage of all 21 stages of the Tour de France begins Friday at 9:30 am ET on Peacock & USA Network; Ends Sunday, July 24 at 10am ET on Peacock & USA Network

STAMFORD, Connecticut – June 29, 2022 – Play-by-play caller of NBC Sports cycling Phil Liggettuniversally known as the “voice of cycling”, will relate its 50th Tour of France (45th time calling the race on television) when NBC Sports’ live coverage of 109th The Tour de France starts this Friday on Peacock and USA Network.

“When I returned from my second Tour de France in 1974, I remember saying to my wife Trish: ‘You won’t believe it, but there are journalists who have been following the Tour for over 40 years, you will never see me there in 40 years!'” , Liggett said. “But I got Tour fever in 1973, and it has lasted 50 years so far.”

Liggett began following the Tour de France as a press reporter in 1973 and began calling the race on television in 1978. Including this year’s event, Liggett will have covered 114,500 miles of Tour de France races – the equivalent of making more than four and a half trips around the Earth.

“Things You May Not Know About Tour de France Coverage” by Phil Liggett

    • “To keep up with the Tour de France, which is about 2,100 miles in three weeks, TV commentators travel about 3,500 miles along the race course, often reaching their hotels at midnight, but ready to call the race from the finish. next day.
    • “In the beginning I was starting only half a mile ahead of the drivers in a group of maybe 500 cars. Before the finish, I had to earn three hours on the runners and jump into the comment box to catch the action all the way to the finish. It was a dangerous existence and I was the happiest guy on TV when the system changed due to the extended coverage of the event due to his popularity. Let’s now move on to the next milestone in the evening.
    • “During my 50s, I was lucky enough to call all English-speaking riders to win the Tour de France and also all 34 stage wins of Briton Mark Cavendish, who equaled the record of the great Belgian Eddy Merckx in 2021. .
    • “When Greg LeMond became the first (and only) winner of the Tour in 1986, he had to sit with me on top of an open bus waiting for a midnight satellite live cross in the United States. He was incredibly tolerant as all he really wanted to do was celebrate his victory with the team, who had booked a boat on the Seine and were ready to celebrate.
    • “When Colombian journalists (TV and radio) first came to the Tour in the mid-1980s, they produced their radio shows from phone booths along the way and had their pockets full of French francs to pump into phones ( no cell phones, of course) to perform a half hour live show in Bogotá.
    • “Throughout the 1970s, walking into the press room, where up to a thousand reporters slapped stories on typewriters, was deafening. And perhaps not even finding a seat among the smoke of so many cigarettes was the healthiest existence. No cell phones, so always a run to the telephone operators and then a wait of up to two hours to get your call paid by the recipient in the UK or the US.
    • “As the race became more popular and the television produced six-hour non-stop live coverage, we had to ask the organizers to move the restrooms within a minute’s walk of the commentary stations, so it was possible a quick visit during the commercial breaks. They still do it now “.

Bob Roll will join Liggett in the call as an analyst, with Liggett and Roll in place at each stage of the Tour de France for the first time since 2019. Steve Porino and former professional cyclist Robbie Hunter will act as a reporter.

Paul Burmeister it will host the daily coverage of the pre- and post-race study, along with former cyclists and professional analysts Christian Vande Velde and champion of the American Grand Tour Chris Horner.

NBC Sports will feature three weeks of wall-to-wall live and coverage of the encore of 109th Tour de France on Peacock and USA Network. The daily live broadcast of the Tour de France begins, with all 21 stages Friday, July 1 at 9:30 am ET on Peacock and USA Network with the Tour de France pre-race showfollowed by Phase 1 at 10am ET on Peacock and USA Network.

Peacock will provide live streaming coverage of every stage of the 2022 Tour de France, featuring coverage from the beginning to the end of each phase. Peacock’s coverage includes simultaneous streams from the USA Network and NBC shows, as well as commentary from the worldwide feed. Peacock will also feature full stage replays, highlights, scene recaps and driver interviews.

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PROGRAM OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE NBC SPORTS 2022

(subject to change, all times ET) *** All live coverage on NBC and USA Network is also available on the NBC Sports app:

Date Time Stage platform
Fri 1st July 9:30 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
10:00 Phase 1: Copenhagen / Copenhagen (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Saturday 2 July 6 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
6:10 Phase 2: Roskilde / Nyborg (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Phase 2: Roskilde / Nyborg (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
1 pm Phase 2: Roskilde / Nyborg NBC
sun July 3 6 and 30 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
7:00 am Phase 3: Vejle / Sonderborg (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Phase 3: Vejle / Sonderborg (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Tuesday 5th July 7:00 am Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
07:30 Phase 4: Dunkirk / Calais (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Phase 4: Dunkirk / Calais (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Wednesday 6 July 7:00 am Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
07:30 Stage 5: Lille Metropole / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 5: Lille Metropole / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Thursday 7th July 6 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
6:10 Phase 6: Binche / Longwy (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Phase 6: Binche / Longwy (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Fri 8th July 6 and 30 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
7:00 am Phase 7: Tomblaine / The Beautiful Girls Super Board (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Phase 7: Tomblaine / The Beautiful Girls Super Board (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Saturday 9th July 6 and 30 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
7:00 am Stage 8: Dole / Lausanne (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 8: Dole / Lausanne (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Sun, July 10 6 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
6 and 30 in the morning Stage 9: Aigle / Chatel Les Portes du Soleil (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 9: Aigle / Chatel Les Portes du Soleil (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Tuesday 12 July 7:00 am Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
07:30 Stage 10: Morzine Les Portes du Soleil / Megève (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 10: Morzine Les Portes du Soleil / Megève (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Wednesday 13 July 6 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
6 and 30 in the morning Stage 11: Albertville / Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 11: Albertville / Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Thursday 14th July 6 and 30 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
7:00 am Stage 12: Briancon / Alpe D’Huez (LIVE) Peacock
15:00 Stage 12: Briancon / Alpe D’Huez USA network
Fri 15th July 6 and 30 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
7:00 am Stage 13: Le Bourg D’Oisans / Saint-Etienne (LIVE) Peacock
15:00 Stage 13: Le Bourg D’Oisans / Saint-Etienne USA network
Saturday 16th July 6 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
6:10 Stage 14: Saint-Etienne / Mende (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 14: Saint-Etienne / Mende (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Sun, July 17 6 and 30 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
7:00 am Stage 15: Rodez / Carcassonne (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 15: Rodez / Carcassonne (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Tuesday 19 July 6 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
6 and 30 in the morning Stage 16: Carcassonne / Foix (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 16: Carcassonne / Foix (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Wednesday 20 July 7:00 am Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
7:10 Stage 17: Saint-Gaudens / Peyragudes (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 17: Saint-Gaudens / Peyragudes (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Thursday 21st July 7:00 am Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
07:30 Phase 18: Lourdes / Hautacam (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Phase 18: Lourdes / Hautacam (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Fri 22nd July 7:00 am Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
7:10 Stage 19: Castelnau-Magnoac / Cahors (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 19: Castelnau-Magnoac / Cahors (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
Saturday 23 July 6 and 30 in the morning Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Peacock
7:00 am Stage 20: Lacapelle-Marival / Rocamadour (LIVE) Peacock
8 in the morning Stage 20: Lacapelle-Marival / Rocamadour (LIVE) NBC, Peacock
Sun. 24 July 10:00 Tour de France pre-race show (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
10:30 Stage 21: Paris La Defense Arena / Paris Champs-Elysees (LIVE) Pavone, US Network
14:00 Stage 21: Paris La Defense Arena / Paris Champs-Elysees NBC

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