WHERE TO WATCH THE 2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA: AEG, ASO AND NBC SPORTS GROUP TO BRING ONE WEEK OF EPIC LIVE RACING ACTION TO CYCLING FANS WORLDWIDE

May 9, 2017

Millions of Fans Will Enjoy America’s Premier Cycling Event Via Daily Live Telecast, Free Microsoft Tour Tracker App and Voxwomen

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 10, 2017) - AEG, presenter of the Amgen Tour of California (May 11-20), has partnered for the sixth year running with NBC Sports Group and A.S.O., owner and producer of the Tour de France, to bring America's most prestigious cycling race live to fans around the world. The broadcast is part of a multi-year extension for live coverage of the UCI WouldTour event on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra through 2019.

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 than 15 hours of live coverage of the seven-stage race May 14-20 on NBCSN and the exciting May 20 conclusion live on NBC from Pasadena, where the race champion will be determined.

As part of its race coverage, NBC Sports Group will air the live Sacramento conclusion of the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease TM Women's Race empowered with SRAM (May 11-14), which is part of the UCI Women's WorldTour. A comprehensive highlight show featuring robust coverage of the women's race will follow on Wednesday, May 24 at 10 p.m. PDT/Thursday, May 25 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 Steve Schlanger. '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 top-10 AmgenTour of California finishes to his name and is the co-record holder for most Tour de France starts (17), returns for his third year as an analyst and reporter.

The 2017 Amgen Tour of California broadcast schedule follows* including an extensive preview show, live coverage of the final two race hours daily and nightly encores*:

 

DATE

TIME ET / PT

STAGE

NETWORK

Thurs., May 11

4:30-5:30 p.m. / 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Preview Show (Encore)

NBCSN

Fri., May 12

12-1 p.m. / 9-10 a.m.

Preview Show (Encore)

NBCSN

 

12-1 a.m. / 9-10 p.m.

Preview Show (Encore)

NBCSN

Sun., May 14

3:30-7 p.m. / 12:30-4 p.m.

1: Sacramento (Women's Conclusion/Men's Overall Start)

NBCSN

 

2-3 a.m. / 11 p.m.-midnight

1: Sacramento (Encore)

NBCSN

Mon., May 15

5:30-7:30 p.m. / 2:30-4:30 p.m.

2: Modesto to San Jose

NBCSN

 

2-3 a.m. / 11 p.m.-midnight

2: Modesto to San Jose (Encore)

NBCSN

Tues., May 16

5-7 p.m. / 2-4 p.m.

3: Pismo Beach to Morro Bay

NBCSN

 

12-1 a.m. / 9-10 p.m.

3: Pismo Beach to Morro Bay (Encore)

NBCSN

Wed., May 17

5-7 p.m. / 2-4 p.m.

4: Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita

NBCSN

 

12-1 a.m. / 9-10 p.m.

4: Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita (Encore)

NBCSN

Th., May 18

5-7 p.m. / 2-4 p.m.

5: Ontario to Mt. Baldy

NBCSN

 

12-1 a.m. / 9-10 p.m.

5: Ontario to Mt. Baldy (Encore)

NBCSN

Fri., May 19

5-7 p.m. / 2-4 p.m.

6: Big Bear Lake Individual Time Trial

NBCSN

 

2-3 a.m. / 11 p.m.-midnight

6: Big Bear Lake ITT (Encore)

NBCSN

Sat., May 20

3-5 p.m. / noon-2 p.m.

7: Mountain High to Pasadena

NBC

 

12-2 a.m. / 9-11 p.m.

7: Mountain High to Pasadena (Encore)

NBCSN

Thurs., May 25

1-2:30 a.m. / 10-11:30 p.m.

Women's Race Recap

NBCSN

*Times subject to change.

A.S.O. will distribute the live feed to international broadcast partners in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

"This has been a fruitful partnership over the years, and we are excited to continue to evolve the telecast as the race grows and becomes even more successful every year," said Yann Le Moenner, A.S.O. General Director. "Working with NBC Sports, as we do during the Tour de France, fans domestically and abroad will get to experience some of the best cyclists in the world racing in the great state of California."

"The Amgen Tour of California has long been a postcard to the world, showcasing the majesty of California as premier cyclists traverse its iconic highways, byways and coastlines," said Kristin Klein, president of the race and executive vice president of AEG Sports. "As we enter the twelfth year of the race with the added prestige of both the women's and men's events joining the UCI WorldTour, we know that more eyes than ever will be focused on cycling's greatest riders and 800 miles throughout California in May, and A.S.O. and NBC Sports Group are the perfect pair to (virtually) bring those fans along for the stunning ride."

Since 2007, 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 presented by Microsoft mobile app available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/app . The premier app for up-to-the-minute, comprehensive information on the largest cycling competition in America can be downloaded free of charge via iTunes, Google Play and the Apple and Android app stores.

The Tour Tracker presented by Microsoft app for mobile and desktop will feature daily live coverage of the final two hours of each stage, full start-to-finish coverage via GPS, race situation and up-to-the-minute text commentary throughout the race. Former professional cyclist Frankie Andreu will provide commentary. Race data, text coverage and nightly recap videos of the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease™ Women's Race empowered with SRAM (May 11-14) will also be available on the app, along with recap videos on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/AmgenTourofCali.

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 also can connect with the race through all of their favorite social media platforms. Links are available at the Social drop-down menu at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com and fans can use #AMERICASGREATESTRACE to join the conversation.

About the Amgen Tour of California
The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. Amgen Tour of California is listed on the international professional cycling calendar (2 HC, meaning "beyond category"), awarding important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. More information is available at amgentourofcalifornia.com.

The first-ever U.S. UCI WorldTour course will cover more than 583 miles through 12 Host Cities May 14-20, including Sacramento, Modesto, San Jose, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, Big Bear Lake, Mountain High and Pasadena. The Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women's Race empowered with SRAM May 11-14 will cover 256.6 miles through South Lake Tahoe, Elk Grove and Sacramento, concluding as the men's race gets underway.

About Amgen
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.

About AEG
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world's leading sports venue and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Live, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world's largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com.

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Michael Roth, AEG
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Josh Levitt, Canvas Blue for Amgen Tour of California
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