FOX Sports to air Tour of Utah
FOX Sports Networks return as the national broadcast partner for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. A total of 21 hours of national programming will be provided on FS2 across the U.S. for the professional cycling stage race, Aug. 1-7, including 14 hours of live, high-definition coverage.
The opening stage of the race will begin at 7:55 a.m. from Zion Canyon Village, and the live FS2 coverage on Aug. 1 will air from 10 a.m. to noon (MDT). The following six days of racing will be broadcast from 2-4 p.m. on FS2. Nightly recap shows will be broadcast on FS2 as well, with times varying by region (viewers are asked to check local listings). Studio announcers will be Steve Brown, Todd Gogulski and former professional cyclist Lucas Euser. Course reports will be provided by sports personality and reporter Kristen Kenney.
International broadcast coverage will be provided on networks and fee-based services in 15 countries across five continents. This programing features Cycling Central in Australia, L’Equipe in France, Bike Channel in Italy and four nations of the United Kingdom and SuperSport in the 48 nations of the Sub-Saharan Africa territory. An additional 900,000 household global subscribers with SNTV will receive news updates about the race.
It is the sixth year for live start-to-finish race coverage on the award-winning global web and mobile Tour Tracker platform. The Tour of Utah Tour Tracker powered by Adobe will provide live streaming video coverage for cycling fans worldwide. Commentators for this coverage are Frankie Andreu and Tim Johnson, with behind-the-scenes correspondence provided by Chad Andrews.
Tour Tracker also provides enhanced coverage with GPS race tracking, race analysis, photography and results for every stage. The apps are available for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. The Tour was viewed by more than 150,000 race fans from 139 countries using the Tour Tracker experience online and with mobile devices last year. Links to the web and mobile apps will be available at TourOfUtah.com/race/tourtracker.
KJZZ 14 Television, an independent broadcast television station which serves households across Utah and parts of five other states, will air a one-hour Nightly Race Recap program at 8 p.m. for all seven days of race week. The station will also broadcast a 30-minute Preview Show on July 30. The Preview Show will give a sneak peek at the 705-mile race that showcases 16 professional teams, including five teams from the Tour de France. KJZZ 14 Television Regional coverage in the Western states will also be broadcast by ROOT Sports.
On radio, The Zone Sports Network will provide race updates at :42 past the hour, starting at 10:42 a.m. on Aug. 1-5. Tony Parks will anchor the radio coverage heard on The Zone (1280 AM, 97.5 FM).
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah continues to be free to all spectators. It is the first internationally-sanctioned cycling competition in North America following the Tour de France. More information about the Tour of Utah, the host venues and the teams can be found by visiting http://www.tourofutah.com, as well as social channels Facebook (tourofutah), Twitter (@tourofutah, #TOU16), Instagram (thetourofutah), and YouTube (tourofutah).
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