via press release:
WINTER DEW TOUR CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND WITH THE PANTECH INVITATIONAL ON NBC & NBC SPORTS NETWORK
NEW YORK – January 19, 2012 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2012 Winter Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, continues this weekend with coverage across NBC, NBC Sports Network and NBCSports.com. The NBC action begins with the half-hour pre-show Countdown to the Pantech Invitational that previews the day’s events and competitors, followed by live events. NBC Sports Network continues coverage in the evening.
Todd Harris, Todd Richards, Luke Van Valin and Tiffany Simons will call the action from the Killington Resort, Killington, Vt.
Men’s Ski Superipe Final (Saturday, 4 p.m. ET) features Frenchman Kevin Rolland battling to win his second straight Dew Cup, after yet another victory in Breckenridge. Right behind Rolland in the standings is Justin Dorev and Duncan Adams, who are only separated in this competition by half a point.
Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final (Sunday, 3 p.m. ET) will showcase Olympic gold medalist Shaun White battling 2010 Winter Olympian and 2011 Dew Cup Champ Vito. Close behind the top two is Russian born Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov, who has proven he has all the right tricks to land on top of the Dew Tour podium.
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final (Saturday, 11 p.m. ET) Norwegian Gjermund Braaten surprised everyone with a victory in Breckenridge and is looking to prove it was not an accident. He will face tough competition including his own countryman and 2011 Dew Cup Champ Torstein Horgmo, and Canadian Sebastian Toutant, who trails Braaten by a mere 1.75 points.
Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final (Sunday, 11 p.m. ET) Tom Wallisch looks to continue his pursuit for his first Dew Cup after his victory in Breckenridge, but he will have to beat 2011 Dew Cup Champ Bobby Brown and Canadian Alexis Godbout, who had a fantastic comeback after suffering an injury last season.
NBCSports.com’s action sports section will feature daily event results, recaps and highlights. The Dew Tour can be followed on social media as well, including live athlete interviews, behind-the-scenes updates and on-air talent commentary, on Facebook and Twitter at Facebook.com/TheDewTour and Twitter.com/TheDewTour.
PANTECH INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE:
Saturday, January 21
4-4:30 p.m. ET, Countdown to the Pantech Invitational, NBC
4:30-6 p.m. ET, Men’s Ski Superpipe Final, NBC (live)
11 p.m.-12 a.m. ET, Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final, NBCSN
Sunday, January 22
3-3:30 p.m. ET, Countdown to the Pantech Invitational, NBC
3:30-5 p.m. ET, Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final, NBC (live)
11 p.m.-12 a.m. ET, Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final, NBCSN
Monday, January 23
5-6 p.m. ET, Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final, NBCN (Re-air)
Tuesday, January 24
5-6 p.m. ET, Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final, NBCN (Re-air)