Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Comcast SportsNet announces coverage of 2012 TD Bank Cycling Championship

PHILADELPHIA – Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will have comprehensive coverage of the 2012 TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship taking place on Sunday, June 3. Comcast SportsNet’s notable race programming includes a 30-minute race preview “Geared Up” airing on Friday, June 1 at 10:30 p.m., daily coverage in “Daily News Live” and “SportsNite” beginning on Tuesday, May 29 and a one-hour race recap special on Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Race Preview Special

On Friday, June 1 at 10:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet will air “Geared Up,” a 30 minute program previewing the 2012 TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship. Marshall Harris will host the program, alongside cycling expert John Eustice, which features course highlights and riders to look out for on race day. “Geared Up” will replay on Saturday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet and Saturday, June 2 at 4:30 p.m. on The Comcast Network.

Comcast SportsNet will also air daily “Geared Up” features in “SportsNite” beginning on Tuesday, May 29.

Race Day Coverage

On Sunday, June 3rd, Comcast SportsNet will have a complete race recap during “SportsNite” at 6 p.m., followed by a one-hour “TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Champs: Race Recap” special, hosted by John Eustice and Todd Gogulski at 6:30 p.m. Eustice is a Philly-area native and a former U.S. National Cycling Champion, while Gogulski is an analyst for NBC Universal Sports and former professional cyclist who was crowned “King of the Mountain” during the 1991 race for scaling the famed Manayunk Wall.  The “TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Champs: Race Recap” will relive the race from the exciting start to the hold your breath finish, with complete highlights and storylines interwoven throughout the program. Lisa Hillary will have interviews with the winners and will share the sights and sounds of race day.

The “TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Champs: Race Recap” program will replay on Comcast SportsNet on  Sunday, June 3 at 12 a.m.; Tuesday, June 5 at 11 a.m.; and Saturday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m. It will also air on The Comcast Network on Monday, June 4 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 9 at 3:30 p.m.  The one-hour program will also be available to Xfinity! On Demand customers beginning on Monday, June 4.

Coverage across the Country

Comcast SportsNet’s family of regional sports networks will air the race in their local markets, reaching nearly 24 million households. The following networks also carry the race special: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Northwest and CSS.

NBC Sports Network will air the 60 minute race special nationally on Monday, June 4 at 5 p.m.


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