AEG, presenter of the 13th annual Amgen Tour of California, has partnered for the seventh year running with NBC Sports Group and A.S.O., owner and producer of the Tour de France, to bring America’s only UCI WorldTour cycling race live to fans around the world via NBC, NBCSN and and streamed with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass,” as well as on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs.
The 2018 edition of America’s premier cycling stage race for men will cover 645 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines during seven stages from Long Beach to Sacramento May 13-19 while the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM
UCI WorldTour race showcasing the world’s best women cyclists will run concurrently May 17-19, covering 187 miles over three stages.
NBC Sports Group and A.S.O. will once again collaborate to produce the telecast and broadcast the excitement of the largest professional stage race in the U.S., including more 17 hours of live coverage on NBCSN and the exciting conclusion live on NBC from Sacramento, where the men’s and women’s race champions will be determined. A.S.O. will distribute the live feed to international broadcast partners in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
As part of its race coverage, NBC Sports Group will air a comprehensive highlight show featuring robust coverage of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM on Tuesday, May 22 at 10 p.m. PDT/Wednesday, May 23 at 1 a.m. EDT on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group’s cycling commentators Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and former Amgen Tour of California participant Christian Vande Velde will call the action along with reporter Bob Roll. ‘Inside-the-Race’ correspondent Steve Porino will report from aboard a motorcycle on the course, offering updates on race situations. Jens Voigt, who has three career top-10 Amgen Tour of California finishes and is the co-record holder for most Tour de France starts (17), returns for his fourth year as an analyst and reporter.
The 2018 Amgen Tour of California broadcast schedule follows* including an extensive preview show, daily live coverage and nightly encores:
*Times and airings are subject to change
Since 2006, the Amgen Tour of California has made it easy for fans to stay connected to the racing action from anywhere via the free Tour Tracker app for mobile and desktop. The premier app for up-to-the-minute, comprehensive information on the largest cycling competition in America is free of charge via iTunes, Google Play and the Apple and Android app stores.
The Tour Tracker app will feature daily live video coverage of the final two hours of each stage, live race situation updates, full location data and up-to-the-minute text commentary throughout the race. Former professional cyclist Frankie Andreu will host “Rolling with the Tour,” a behind-the-scenes look at the race. New for 2018, fans will also be able to join a Fantasy cycling game where they can pick favorite riders and earn points, and even play against friends to see who will be on the virtual podium.
Race data, text coverage and a nightly recap video of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM will also be available on Tour Tracker, along with recap videos on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/AmgenTourofCali. Additionally, Voxwomen, the online women’s cycling channel, will return to California to provide the best of the women’s race and behind-the-scenes action to give fans and followers insight into the peloton. Video coverage will be available at www.voxwomen.com and www.amgentourofcalifornia.com for the duration of the race, as well as live updates throughout the week on Voxwomen social media channels.
Amgen Tour of California fans can connect with the race through all of their favorite social media platforms and use #AmgenTOC to join the conversation.