Pedersen finally gets stage win, Evenepoel keeps Vuelta lead NBC Sports, Peacock to remain exclusive U.S. home of Tour de France Australia’s Jay Vine wins Tour Down Under

MONTILLA, Spain. This time, Mads Pedersen did not disappoint at the finish of the Spanish Vuelta.

The Danish rider finally claimed victory at the Vuelta with a 13th stage finish after three consecutive second places earlier in the Grand Tour race.

Pedersen was passed at the end of the second, third and fourth stages, but this time it was enough for the 2019 world champion to hold onto his first victory at the Vuelta. He made a late attack to beat Brian Cockade and Pascal Ackermann on the line at Montilla.

“It was definitely a dream scenario,” said Pedersen of the Trek-Segafredo team. “We knew this final was pretty good.

“Today the guys performed very well and everyone was focused all day. I’m just happy that I can finally win and thank the guys for all the work they’ve done.”

There were no changes in the upper part of the general classification, as Remko Evenepoel and his rivals remained safely in the peloton. The Belgian from Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl is 2 minutes 41 seconds behind three-time defending champion Primoz Roglic from Jumbo-Visma.

Juan Ayuso, the Team Emirates UAE Spaniard who finished fifth overall, tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the stage but was allowed to continue racing because he had no symptoms and his viral load was low.

“I was surprised,” the masked 19-year-old Ayuso said after the race. “It was found that the viral load was low and did not pose a danger to the rest of the riders, so I could compete without any problems.”

Several drivers had to withdraw from the race due to positive virus tests, including 2018 winner Simon Yates and Sam Bennett who beat Pedersen in the second and third stages.

On Stage 14, riders will constantly climb the Sierra de la Pandera in southern Spain.

NBC Sports, Peacock and the Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) today announced a six-year extension to the exclusive US media rights to the Tour de France.

Starting from 111th Tour de France in June 2024, Peacock will be the exclusive home of the Tour de France in the United States until 2029 with live broadcast of each stage. Selected stages will also air live on NBC for three weeks. Peacock’s daily coverage will include NBC Sports studio shows before and after the race, full replays, highlights, performance reviews, driver interviews and more.

As part of a previous agreement, NBC Sports and Peacock will present the full live coverage of the 110th Tour de France this summer (July 1-23, 2023). The full NBC Sports schedule for the 2023 Tour de France will be announced in the coming months.

“We are delighted to enter into this long-term agreement with ASO to bring the world’s most prestigious live cycling competition to Peacock for years to come,” said John Miller, president of NBC Sports Acquisitions and Partnerships. “Through the Tour de France and our extensive cycling portfolio, we are proud to continue to be the home of cycling in the United States by continuing to support Peacock’s best-in-class roster of live sports programming.”

“We are delighted to be able to expand our long-term partnership with NBCUniversal, which promotes the Tour de France and all of ASO’s major sporting events to the American public on a cross-platform basis, including women’s cycling such as the Tour de France. Femmes avec Zwift, which NBC Sports has supported since its first release in July 2022. Combined coverage through Peacock, which will show all the races from start to finish, and network TV will ensure everyone has access to the best in the world. a ride on the bicycle. Super fans will not miss any of the corners that cycling has to offer. NBC Sports will remain the home of cycling in the United States for another six years, and in 2029 we will be celebrating the 29th anniversary of a historic partnership that is proof of America’s true love for cycling and the Tour,” said Yann Le Menner, CEO of ASO

As part of the agreement, NBC Sports will introduce many additional ASO events throughout the year, including cycling competitions such as La Vuelta a España, which is the last Grand Tour of the year after the Tour de France, Carrefour’s La Vuelta Feminina. es, Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, Spring Classics including men’s and women’s Paris-Roubaix, Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, Ardennaises Classics (men and women) such as La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Criterium du Dauphine and Paris Tours. Also included are the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, the second largest marathon in the world, and Rally Dakarthe toughest off-road endurance race in the world.

Comcast/NBC Sports has been home to the Tour de France since 2001.

ADELAIDE, Australia — Australia’s Jay Vine defended his overnight lead and won the Tour Down Under, the opening event of the 2023 World Tour.

Simon Yates of Britain won the final stage and moved up from third to second overall. Vine placed second on the stage, securing the biggest stage win of his career.

The Emirates rider from the UAE led the overall standings with second place in stage 2 and third in stage 3. He advanced to the final stage with a 15-second lead in the overall standings.

The 70-mile stage included four laps of a 15.5-mile course through the Adelaide Hills before finishing just behind the top of Mount Lofty.

Yates led the decisive attack on the climb less than 1.9 miles from the finish, but Vine jumped on his wheel and was joined by Australian Ben O’Connor.

O’Connor led close to the finish line, with Vine briefly overtaking him, but Yates took the lead to take the stage victory. Vine maintained his overall lead and took the title in his debut appearance on the Tour Down Under.

The 27-year-old made a name for himself in esports before being signed by the UAE team after winning an academic program on online platform Zwift. Last year he won two stages of the Vuelta a España and the Australian time trial title.

“It’s incredible to stand here and wear this jersey,” Vine said. “The way we drove was first class. My guys were incredible.”

13 riders pulled away in the final stage, but Vine’s teammates from the UAE led the peloton chase and gave their rider the opportunity to contest the victory.

Yates again ran an aggressive race but had to be pleased with the stage win.

“We came to Down Under with big ambitions. We put a lot into it and it didn’t work out for us overall, but we can walk away very happy,” Yates said. “Obviously Jay Vine is a huge talent and the public will be happy to have a local winner.”


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