FIL LIGET from NBC SPORTS is preparing to cover the 50th CAREER TOUR DE FRANCE, BUT THE LIVE SHOW BEGINS THIS FRIDAY, JULY 1 ON THE PEACOCK & USA NETWORK

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FIL LIGET from NBC SPORTS is preparing to cover the 50th CAREER TOUR DE FRANCE, BUT THE LIVE SHOW BEGINS THIS FRIDAY, JULY 1 ON THE PEACOCK & USA NETWORK

“I caught a tour fever in 1973 and it’s been going on for 50 years.” – Ligette has covered 50 Tour de France races throughout his career

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

STAMFORD, United States – June 29, 2022 – Cycling on NBC Sports, game by game Phil Ligetteuniversally known as the “voice of cycling” will cover his 50you Tour de France (45you time for the competition on television) when NBC Sports broadcasts live 109you The Tour de France starts this Friday on Peacock and USA Network.

“When I returned from my second Tour of France in 1974, I remember telling my wife Trish, ‘You won’t believe it, but there are journalists who have been following the tour for more than 40 years – you’ll never see me there after 40 years! ”said Ligette. “But I caught a tour fever in 1973, and so far it has lasted 50 years.

Ligette began covering the Tour de France as a print journalist in 1973 and began announcing the competition on television in 1978. Including this year’s event, Ligette will cover 114,500 miles Tour de France – the equivalent of more than four and a half orbits around the Earth.

Things You May Not Know About Covering the Tour de France by Phil Ligette

    • “To keep up with the Tour de France, which is about 2,100 miles in three weeks, TV commentators drive about 3,500 miles around the race route, often reaching their hotels at midnight, but ready to show the race from the finish line the next day.
    • “In the early days, I started only half a mile ahead of the riders in a group of maybe 500 cars. Before the final, I had to win three hours for the riders and jump into the comments box to lift the action to the finish line. It was a dangerous existence and I was the happiest person on television when the system changed due to the expanded coverage of the event due to its popularity. We are already traveling to the next final.
    • “In my 50 years, I have been lucky enough to call every English-speaking athlete to ever win the Tour de France, as well as each of the 34 stage victories of the British Mark Cavendish, which equaled the record of the great Belgian Eddie Merck 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 live satellite cross at midnight in the United States. He was incredibly tolerant, as all he really wanted to do was celebrate his victory with the team that had booked a boat on the Seine and was ready to party.
    • “When Colombian journalists (television and radio) first came on tour in the mid-1980s, they produced their radio programs from roadside telephone boxes and had their pockets full of French francs to pump into their phones (without cell phones, of course. se) to run a half-hour live show in Bogota.
    • “In the 1970s, entering the press room, where up to a thousand journalists heard the stories of typewriters, was deafening. And finding a place in the smoke of so many cigarettes may not have been the healthiest existence either. No cell phones, so always rush to phone operators and then wait up to two hours to get your call to the UK or the United States.
    • “As the competition became more popular and the television produced live broadcasts lasting up to six hours, we had to ask the organizers to move the toilets a minute’s walk from the comment areas, so a quick visit during commercial breaks was possible. They still do that now. “

Bob Roll will join Ligette in the invitation as an analyst, with Ligette and Roll attending each stage of the Tour de France for the first time since 2019. Steve Porino and a former professional cyclist Robbie Hunter will serve as reporters.

Paul Bermeister will host a daily studio before and after the race, along with a former professional cyclist and analyst Christian Vande Velde and champion of the American Grand Tour Chris Horner.

NBC Sports will present three weeks of wall-to-wall live and encore coverage of 109you Tour de France in Peacock and USA Network. A daily live broadcast of the Tour de France begins, including all 21 stages Friday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m. ET of Peacock and USA Network with The Tour de France show before the racefollowed by Stage 1 at 10 a.m. ET on the Peacock and USA Network.

Peacock will provide live coverage for each stage of the Tour de France 2022, featuring live, coverage from start to finish of each stage. Peacock’s coverage includes simultaneous broadcasts from USA Network and NBC, as well as comments from the world show. Peacock will also include full-stage repetitions, highlights, stage summaries, and interviews with riders.

To register and watch every minute live from the Tour de France 2022, click here.

Peacock’s advanced programming includes live sports coverage, including MLB Sunday Leadoffgolf, NASCAR, INDYCAR, Triple Crown, USFL, Sunday Night Football, Olympic sports, Premier League, Notre Dame football and many more. Peacock also offers daily sports programs on NBC Sports, which broadcasts Peacock Original Brother from Another and brackets like The Dan Patrick Show,,Professional football live chatandRich Eisen’s show.

NBC SPORTS 2022 TOUR DE FRANCE SCHEDULE

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

Date Time scene Platform
Fri, July 1 9:30 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
10 in the morning Stage 1: Copenhagen / Copenhagen (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Saturday, July 2 6 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
6:10 in the morning Stage 2: Roskilde / Newborg (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 2: Roskilde / Newborg (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
13 h Stage 2: Roskilde / Nyborg NBC
Sun, July 3 6:30 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7 in the morning Stage 3: Vejle / Sonderborg (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 3: Vejle / Sonderborg (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Tuesday, July 5 7 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7:30 in the morning Stage 4: Dunkirk / Calais (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 4: Dunkirk / Calais (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Wednesday, July 6 7 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7:30 in the morning Stage 5: Metropol Lille / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 5: Metropol Lille / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Thursday, July 7 6 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
6:10 in the morning Stage 6: Binche / Longwy (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 6: Binche / Longwy (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Friday, July 8 6:30 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7 in the morning Stage 7: Tomblaine / The Beautiful Girls Super Board (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 7: Tomblaine / The Beautiful Girls Super Board (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Saturday, July 9th 6:30 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7 in the morning Stage 8: Dol / Lausanne (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 8: Dol / Lausanne (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Sun, July 10 6 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
6:30 in the morning Stage 9: Aigle / Chatel Les Portes du Soleil (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 9: Aigle / Chatel Les Portes du Soleil (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Tuesday, July 12 7 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7:30 in the morning Stage 10: Morzine Les Portes du Soleil / Megeve (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 10: Morzine Les Portes du Soleil / Megeve (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Wednesday, July 13th 6 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
6:30 in the morning Stage 11: Albertville / Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 11: Albertville / Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Thursday, July 14 6:30 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7 in the morning Stage 12: Briancon / Alpe D’Huez (LIVE) peacock
3 p.m. Stage 12: Briancon / Alpe D’Huez US Network
Fri, July 15 6:30 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7 in the morning Stage 13: Le Bourg D’Oisans / Saint-Etienne (LIVE) peacock
3 p.m. Stage 13: Le Bourg D’Oisans / Saint-Etienne US Network
Saturday, July 16 6 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
6:10 in the morning Stage 14: Saint-Etienne / Mende (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 14: Saint-Etienne / Mende (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Sun, July 17th 6:30 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7 in the morning Stage 15: Rodez / Carcassonne (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 15: Rodez / Carcassonne (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Tuesday, July 19 6 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
6:30 in the morning Stage 16: Carcassonne / Foix (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 16: Carcassonne / Foix (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Wednesday, July 20th 7 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7:10 in the morning Stage 17: Saint-Gaudens / Peyragudes (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 17: Saint-Gaudens / Peyragudes (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Thursday, July 21 7 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7:30 in the morning Stage 18: Lourdes / Hautakam (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 18: Lourdes / Hautakam (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Friday, July 22nd 7 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7:10 in the morning Stage 19: Castelnau-Magnoac / Cahors (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 19: Castelnau-Magnoac / Cahors (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
Saturday, July 23rd 6:30 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) peacock
7 in the morning Stage 20: Lacapelle-Marival / Rocamadour (LIVE) peacock
8 o’clock in the morning Stage 20: Lacapelle-Marival / Rocamadour (LIVE) NBC, Peacock
the sun. July 24 10 in the morning Tour de France show before the race (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
10:30 in the morning Stage 21: Paris La Defense Arena / Paris Champs-Elysees (LIVE) Peacock, a network of the United States
2 p.m. Stage 21: Paris La Defense Arena / Paris Champs-Elysees NBC

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