Notes: (latest notes always appear at the top)
- Milan-San Remo available for playback ("As Live"), video on demand at cycling.tv. (subscription required)
- Milan-San Remo also LIVE here. Nice. -Bernie S.
- Milan-San Remo LIVE video flash: Race also on RTP Asturias (Spain). -Bernie S.
- Eurosport is now LIVE with the race too.
- Race LIVE now too on cycling.tv (thanks, tyhaar via Twitter)
- Milan-San Remo LIVE now on RAI. (Laura Alber)
- Eurosport is scheduled to go to Milan-San Remo after cross-country skiing. (link under "Live video streaming" in gray section at right)
- UK correspondent Bernie S. reports the RAI feeds working. Race coverage has not yet begun.
- We've got 3 people in 3 countries monitoring potential Milan-San Remo live video feeds. We'll list more live feeds as soon as they are available.
- Milan-San Remo live webcast on cycling.tv (North America) begins at 9:30am U.S. Eastern. Live coverage on RAI begins at 14:50 CET (9:50am U.S. Eastern). Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:50 CET (10:50am U.S. Eastern). Live video streaming on rtpa.es (Spain, geo-restricted?) should begin at 15:00 CET (10am U.S. Eastern). More to come.
- This morning's print edition of L'Equipe does not list a 5-star favorite for today but gives 4 stars to Bennati and Pozzato. 3 stars to Petacchi, Boonen, Rebellin. 2 stars to Chavanel, Hushovd, Haussler. L'Equipe are comparing Chavanel to Laurent Jalabert, the last French winner of M-SR (1995). They report that Lance Armstrong traveled from Nice to Milan by car yesterday morning but climbed Le Manie by bike. He again expressed concern about how dangerous this race is, noting in particular the descent of Le Manie (km 204) where "200 riders are going to have to pass where there is room for just 4!"
- Live coverage status: Eurosport France and cyclingnews tickers are live. Live video later. Stay tuned.
- Stuart O'Grady has abandoned after a crash, a real blow for a Team Saxo Bank already missing 2008 race winner Fabian Cancellara and Frank Schleck. (source: Eurosport France live ticker - link in live tickers section at right)
- "Lucybears" wrote in to say that the cyclingnews Start List as of 11:00 CET this morning shows more than 20 riders that aren't actually in the race. That is unforgiveable. cyclingnews.com is declining at an alarming rate, especially since they were bought out last year. Their editing is practically non-existent. Fix the problems guys or we'll stop linking to you.
- Raise your right hand if you agree that race organizers need to start streaming Race Radio (Radio Tour) over the internet. Very little bandwidth required. Where is the innovation? I bet they do this at a race like Tour of California first. Anyway, the Eurosport France ticker is LIVE here. (Google-translated to English)
- As mentioned last December, the French media, notably L'Equipe, are falling over themselves to cover Armstrong's comeback. After the Tour Down Under and the Tour of California, here he is in Europe after nearly 4 years. On L'Equipe TV last night, one L'Equipe journalist said that Armstrong racing today draws attention to the race and makes him want to watch Milan-San Remo. Of course, many of us would be watching M-SR anyway, with or without Armstrong on the start line today, but the attention the sport is getting this year is phenomenal. I'm off now for croissants and the print edition of L'Equipe which should have some in depth analysis of the actual favorites for today's race. -Pete
- More Milan-San Remo live video feeds to come.
- We recommend you open our Twitter feed in a separate window now. If ever we have a server outage, we will update on Twitter and direct you to a live coverage page on another server.
- If you are able to watch Milan-San Remo via satellite, MJ Ray has you covered in our cycling via satellite blog here.
- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Milan-San Remo.